Fun in the sun, helping in our garden whilst enjoying life with us in Mt Taranaki, NZ


New Zealand


Favourited 88 times

  • rating

    Host rating

  • feedbacks



  • last activity

    Last activity


  • Last email replied

    Reply rate

    100.0 %

  • Last email replied

    Average reply time:

    within 7 days

  • Badges

    Top Host
Contact Register

 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    We have a large family home on just under one acre minutes from Hawera's center, looking for a helping hand with general cleaning and maintenance, 4-5 hours per day (20-25 hours per week), in exchange for the best time of your life! (meals and accommodation are a plus too:)

    I'm an American and my wife is English. We look forward to exchanging and sharing our cultural differences. We have Max and Molly, two adorable dogs that are very lovable and a big part of our home. We encourage a positive 'can do' attitude and willingness to lend a hand without being asked. Start time is 10am, working in a natural stress free environment. Our garden, solarium and spa are great places to enjoy the sun and peacefulness of the garden, all clothing optional if you like:)

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I am an American by birth but enjoy dual citizenship with New Zealand. My wife is from England. We've lived in N.Z. for decades and feel it's our home on most days. We look forward to exchanging stories, ideas, recipes and future travel plans as we've been pretty much everywhere in N.Z. at least once.

  • Help


    A great attitude is the most important job requirement. Honest, clean and responsible would all come in a close second place. My wife and I mainly need a helping hand with gardening and housework. No skills required if you're willing to listen and follow instructions. Pretty simple right?!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    We have two bedrooms - One with a very comfortable queen bed with memory foam topper, the other a single with same. Both bedrooms share a toilet and vanity separate from us. You'll have the upstairs part of the house, secluded and private from our downstairs living quarters. We share the dining and kitchen bar area for meals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There's many activities in South Taranaki focused around tramping the many areas that surround Mt. Taranaki. The coastal regions are amazing. The center of Hawera is about a 20 minute walk from our home.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 664197154421