Come look after native trees & enjoy the harbor view in Dunedin, NZ

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  • Last activity: 29 Mar 2023




  • Description


    Our property is a little lifestyle block situated on the hills above Dunedin, overlooking the harbor. We are incredibly lucky to have the land (isolated and yet within walking distance of the city) and would love to give other people the opportunity to experience living up here!

    There are two of us living on the property at the moment; Bryan and Ronan. We have goats, chickens, 3 cheeky cats and an elderly dog (all eagerly anticipating new friends!) Our summer project is weeding our 2,500 native trees and keeping them happy!

    Dunedin is a great wee city, with the added benefit of easily being able to get away to enjoy nature - and our place definitely allows for this! We are close to the signal hill lookout, with walking opportunities to Mt Cargill and Port Chalmers. We are 25 minutes, uphill walk from the bus, which allows for easy access to all that Dunedin has to offer (walks, cafes, galleries)

    If you want space for pursuing a project we have plenty, with a decent workshop and supplies to support! (and space for painting, reading and many a great creative and/ or leisure activity!

    Our page had no admin for the better part of this year - life and low rainfall (therefore water shortages on our property) meant we couldn't host - if you reach out, we will be sure to get back to you promptly! :-)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    It is a pretty special spot, with views that offer an abundance of nature and water - it is one of a kind and the experience of living here stays with you! We are New Zealanders and can offer much in the way of staying with a family - one always based in Dunedin, NZ. We can show you the city, the walks - cook what little NZ culture has to offer in the way of local cuisine!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We are currently weeding and maintaining our planting project (2,500 native plants) We are situated on the top of a hill, the elements definitely fight back in this regard but we are working on and the summer days make it quite enjoyable!~

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a spare room available with two single beds, and a second available space with a single bed. We have one kitchen, dining space so you would share this, and no doubt meals, with us. There are two available bathrooms.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have no set idea of hours worked or exchange rules if you will, we would just love to hear from you and what you think you would like to offer!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Our wifi is not consistent, it will occasionally patch-out however depending on your source of remote work/ bandwidth requirement - we can support this! :-)

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have parking space available, this does depend on the size of your campervan etc and access to the property is quite steep - requires a confident driver! Message me if you have questions about this.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have a dog on the property so this is on a case by case basis, but welcome messages from those with pets! :-)

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 617323114766

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