Gardening & cleaning help needed in beautiful Kerikeri, NZ



 Min stay requested: No minimum



  • Description


    Kia Ora, our names are Jason & Emma.
    We have 2 kids, a little Chihuahua & 4 chickens!

    We are looking for strong individuals who can help with doing firewood, working in the garden or someone who wants to help inside with cleaning duties

    Jason works in the earthmoving industry,
    I am a busy stay at home mum
    Our kids are very energetic & enjoy having guest stay with us. They like to play basketball, rugby & swimming.

    We live in Kerikeri on a 7acre lifestyle block close to town. We have awesome views of the Kerikeri Inlet
    We like to keep the house neat & tidy so prefer guest who don’t mind to live neat & tidy too

    In our spare time we love to get out and explore the Bay of islands, kayaking up the Kerikeri Inlet, going to the beach or spending time with our family enjoying a meal together!
    We also love to relax sometimes, watch a movie as a family & go to Ngawha Hot pools on a cold night.
    Dinner time is important, we always eat together as a family & sometimes pancakes on the weekend

    We expect 4-5 hours per day ( depending on hard work or easier work ) in exchange for very comfortable accomodation, use of a large beautiful bathroom shared with the children & nice meals shared with the family.

    Depending on our workload & the weather, it is possible to go on our family excursions; like fishing or the beach or on the boat. We like to include our guests in our family time if they would like!

    Past guests have enjoyed fishing from our little wharf at the bottom of the garden in their spare time! Going to the beach with us, fishing & boat trips & just generally experiencing how families live in NZ which is a lot of fun!!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are both local to the area, our families lived here for many generations, Our children are attending a full immersion Te reo Māori school
    We are open to sharing our way of life with our guests in a much more authentic way of seeing NZ
    Jason has a lot of skills to offer / share with our guests & I am very people orientated, I like to talk a lot so you will learn ALOT of English here
    Cooking / preparing Meals, learning Te Reo together, building small projects, gardening, plants, managing a busy lifestyle, business.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We need help with removing pest trees, using a weedeater, pulling weeds & trimming trees & shrubs.
    We need people who are physically fit & can endure hard work, it is not easy gardening! It is outside in the sun, wind & sometimes the rain & requires a lot of energy. Some of the plants you will be dealing with are very prickly
    Such as gorse & blackberry

    We could also consider taking a single female who would like to help out inside with cleaning & house keeping duties. Playing with children etc

    We also expect our workawayers to participate in making dinner, cleaning up after dinner, doing dishes & tidying up after themselves. Keeping their space neat & tidy & helping out to keep the household running clean tidy & running smoothly, like lighting the fire, doing a load of washing or Vacuming. We all live together so we like to be a team where everyone helps out!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Decent size bedroom with queen bed, drawers & wardrobe, with a lovely view.
    I also have a very cute cabin which is seperate to the house; perfect for a couple.
    Our house is new, it is very spacious with 2 living areas & 2 bathrooms & 3 toilets. We have a few decks to sit out & enjoy the sun, lots of space for everyone to be comfortable

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Kerikeri is a fantastic spot to see NORTHLAND from, so many incredible spots that are too good to miss. We are Happy to take our guests along to explore a few sites nearby or give advice where to go! We really appreciate the hard work our guests do for us & we want them to explore Northland & enjoy their time here with us!

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Yes, we have a Decent fibre connections, plus a stunning location to gain inspiration from

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    A lot of parking for many vehicles

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 724111491275

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