Get involved in different projects close to Sandy beaches of Gisborne, on the sunny East Coast of the North Island,New Zealand


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    Welcome travellers.
    I am looking for interesting and fun people to support me with all kinds of projects on my property and in my house,
    Be it painting,building,creating,gardening or other general maintainace
    Your working hours (3 hours x 5 days) are flexible,we will just figure that out once you get here.
    Gisborne is a beautiful surf town,with great beaches and some cool walks.
    I am happy to share stories and laughs and adventures,
    If you need some time for yourself,sweet as.
    I feel rather privileged to have hosted heaps of cool and outgoing travellers already and I'm exciteded to share your dreams and adventures with you.
    Cheers and best wishes

    Just a wee note
    Please don't tell me the day you arrive that you have a job interview tomorrow or that you start paid employment on Monday.
    That goes completely against the beautiful spirit of the workaway experience.
    And please don't run an individual account and then turn up with another party,
    It just causes embarrassment and angst when I ask the workawayers to leave,
    Be honest from the start.or it just won't work for us.
    It's called workaway for a reason
    And it works brilliantly for heaps of travellers and for me,
    You should give it a go
    Be part of that special journey
    The really cool thing is.
    You may find you like it

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Please just read my feed back.
    I'm happy that people that stay here seem to enjoy the experience
    It always seems to go pretty well
    And I would like to add,that I really have enjoyed and continue to be enthralled and interested in sharing travellers exciting adventures
    In so happy to be part of that journey

  • Help


    I'm just needing some help with some tasks around the house and some gardening! The house is situated 7km from gisborne, maybe some painting as well.
    Stubborn weeds and internal or external Painting,
    Great place to do your window cleaning Apprenticeship,you may even receive a Certificate Of Window Cleaning if you pass the test,a very valuable addition to your travels.
    (hey,there is no test,just having fun)
    I dont do Yoga myself,but I have been informed by several travellers that this is a pretty cool place to do Yoga,guess you will just have to find out for yourself.
    There is a really cool swing and a great outdoor hot bath to lie back with a glass of wine and take in the beautiful night skies,amazing stars and huge moon,wicked.
    And a quick note to vegans,you are always welcome at this place,as I Always appreciate your attitude to life and the beauty of the world around us
    But your food and and food preparation is all up to you.hope that works for you

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    Furnished Room provided.
    Laid back enviroment,pretty cool
    Unlimited Wifi.
    Surf board/Pushbikes/Scooter if your able.
    Very comformfortable Accommodation.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Lots to do!

    Gisborne is one of New Zealand's largest grape growing regions with just over half its 2000 hectares of vineyards. A Mediterranean climate helps with the success of it's award winning wines.

    Great beaches for swimming and surfing about 10 minutes drive away.
    Its a great place to sit in the sun,or in the shade of a tree and read a book,a great escape from a busy schedule

    Rere Rockslide is a natural sloping rock formation that a stream flows over and visitors can slide down on body boards, tyres or their backsides!

    There are stingray feeding at on of the local beaches,some nice walks around the town..
    It's a pretty cool place to chill,with a great swing,and a comfortable hammock.
    Let's do this

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    20/25 hours per week Food provided.Always has been and always will be.Hours are negotiable,It's got to be good for everyone

Work in progress
Work in progress
Work in progress
Time to go cruising with some sweet sounds.
"Live"ing room
Swinging into the blue sky
Another Beautiful East Coast Sunset
My home
View of Gisborne from Waimata hill

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