Help welcome with gardening and odd jobs around the house in Waipu, New Zealand


New Zealand

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  • Description



    My husband and I live on a lifestyle block in Waipu, Northland. Waipu is a small rural town near Waipu Cove and Langs Beach, which are both beautiful beaches along the East Coast. I have signed up to Workaway to connect with travellers looking to find their way around NZ. Our daughter is getting married in February and we would love some help in the gardens and doing odd jobs around the house. We are looking for either a couple or an individual to come and stay with us. We would appreciate you doing 20 hours per week of help for accommodation and food. Because I work Monday - Thursday 12pm - 9pm, those evenings you will have the opportunity to cook for yourselves at my expense or I can prepare meals before work. We are very flexible, if you would rather help two long days and venture around the rest of the week, we are ok with that! You will have your own space upstairs where there are two bedrooms and one bathroom and a little lounge area otherwise you can make yourself at home sharing the downstairs lounge and kitchen.

    My husband loves to get out fishing so I am sure if that was something you would be into, he can take you on an adventure, fishing in the Bream Bay area or to visit the farm!

    Please don't hesitate to get in touch for more info.

    I look forward to meeting you soon!


    Vicki & Mac

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers will benefit/enjoy the 'Kiwi' lifestyle experience on the East Coast of New Zealand. They will have opportunities to experience what we enjoy in the beautiful Northland region by taking them on adventures in the weekends (if they are keen). Travellers will learn the skills required to help with landscaping and household maintenance.

  • Help


    20 hours of help per week for accommodation and food. Help with gardening, painting, and general landscape to get our place ready for a wedding. There will be the odd cleaning tasks every now and then too.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will have a fully furnished bedroom and your own bathroom in a 3bdrm two-story house. The upstairs will be your own space but of course, you will share the downstairs area with myself and my husband, which we both work full time.

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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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Any size is fine :)

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 676238379898