Help me create a gentle, nurturing space within my property in Oratia, New Zealand


New Zealand


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    Hi my name is Denise and my home is in Oratia New Zealand. My property is nestled in established native bush, NZs rainforest full of native birds. I am 15 mins away from beautiful West Coast beaches and the Waitakere Rangers 16000 hectares of ancient forest and 250 km of bush tracks. Travellers can have space and comfort with your own room, bathroom, lounge and deck or share communal space upstairs with me as you please. With your help my vision is to create a gentle space, a place that nurtures people as much as it has been nurtured during its conception.
    I have been working in nursing, counselling and a variety of alternative therapies for over 34 years and celebrate connecting with people,...

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers could benefit from sharing time with a NZ woman who has travelled extensively outside and inside of NZ and has a developed appreciation of what every day has to offer.

  • Help


    All help would be valued.... inside housework and petcare, outside house and garden maintenance, development of gardens and outside landscaping, tiling and painting, bush maintenance, and developing the bush and garden.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

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  • Accommodation


    There is a downstairs apartment area with bedrooms, bathroom, lounge, deck and soon to be kitchen available for travellers and/or an upstairs communal area that you can share with me.
    My home is a newly renovated space that requires some finishing.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You would be near lovely semirural towns, amazing west coast beaches, stunning surf beaches and bush tracks...and also only 25 mins from Auckland CBD. Public transport is a little difficult the bus and train is a 45 min walk away ... and I am happy to help where I can.
    There is unlimited wifi, and I live alone with a beautiful cat Daisy.
    I prefer non smokers.
    I have a drug free home. social alcohol use is ok.

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    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

    25 hours a week

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Host ref number: 668513713527