Join our fun, friendly family on the North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand


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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    Friendly relaxed family looking for help on the North Shore of Auckland. We are a family of 4 with a 6 year old son and a baby called Luke. My Husband works FT as a Project Manager and I am at home. Previously i worked as a teacher and a nurse.

    Must be confident cooking and have an good level of English. The work will mostly involve childcare, cooking, help around the house and outdoor projects.

    Our expectation with regards to work is 4 hours of work per each night you stay. For example, 5 night stay equals 20 hours. There is generally no work in the weekends so that means you would be working more hours during the week. We are looking for reliable, motivated friendly people.

    For 2 people the work may not be at the same time. Workaways need to be flexible and ok with this.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We offer a kiwi experience, living in one of the most beautiful countries in the World.

    In return for work, we can offer warm and cosy accommodation, unlimited WiFi, and tasty home-cooked meals.

    You would be welcomed into our home as part of our family (if you want!) and be included in our daily lives.

    We can provide information about things to see and do in the area.

    We love meeting new people and learning about different cultures, traditions and food!

    We have land and a cabin up north and you’d we welcome to come away with us for the weekend

    We have been hosting people from all over the world for the last 3 years and really enjoy it. Looking forward to meeting our next visitors soon :)

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We prefer workaways over the age of 22. We love the concept of give and take.
    Other help that maybe required:

    - DIY projects (e.g painting and support with building projects)
    - Outdoor maintenance jobs (e.g. oiling the deck and wooden furniture, water blasting, touching up paintwork, etc.)
    - Gardening and landscaping (e.g general garden maintenance, trimming hedges, weeding, planting, etc)

    To avoid uncomfortable conversations 4 hours per each night stayed is required. 5 nights equals 20 hours. We also appreciate common sense and being respectful of our home and one another.

    Non smokers please

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Warm comfortable bedroom with a queen bed. Warm sunny room. We have 2 bathrooms in our home. We also have 1 dog.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Just a 5 minute drive away are shops, cafes and restaurants, bars, supermarkets, etc.

    Within 5-30 minute car rides away are cool bush walks, reserves, beaches, Auckland CBD, Kelly Tarlton's aquarium, Auckland Zoo, Auckland War Memorial Museum, MOTAT, the Sky Tower etc. We are a 45 minute drive from the airport.

    Travelling to our house from the airport:
    The quickest and most convenient is probably via Uber. As both Nigel and I work and we have a 6 ear old and a new son arriving between the hours of 10pm and 6am is not convenient for us. Please organise to stay in a hostel if you arrive in NZ late in the evening.

    Alternatively there are buses that run - please refer to the MAXX website
    Our closest bus station is Constellation Drive - its a 15 minute walk to our house. You can pay cash.

    We live on Unsworth Drive in Unsworth Heights

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    max 25 hours a week 5, 2days off

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