Join us and enjoy breathtaking scenery and sustainable living on Great barrier island, New Zealand

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  • Last activity: 6 Jan 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    We live on a beautiful remote island which is completely off the gird, Aotea Great Barrier Island. This means we source our power from the sun and harvest our own water. A 30min flight from Auckland New Zealand. This place really is a nature lovers paradise.

    I am looking for aupair / nanny to help out with our three girls (7, 5 and 1 year old). We live on a 27 acre lifestyle block. We live as sustainably as we can, gardening, fishing and diving for food and have a good balance with family, fun and work. You will be warmly welcomed into our loving free-range home. I am a full time Mum and also work part time as an Environmental Scientist. Bow is a builder and we have our own company.

    We have a self contained unit, so couples are welcome (if the partner can help out around the property). In exchange for accommodation, one shared meal per day, we are seeking 2o hours per week childcare/house/garden work. Anything over that we can pay an hourly rate or weekly bonus.

    We love the outdoors, always at the beach, surfing when the waves are good, out on the boat diving or fishing or hiking in the bush. It’s an amazing place!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our home over looks the ocean, and Other outer islands. You will get to experience some magnificent sunsets from the deck. Staying with us you will have lots of opportunity to explore the island, tramping, biking, hiking, swimming, surfing, diving, fishing, yoga, meditation, adventures aplenty!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    It would be great for our children to be exposed to different cultures and languages. We are seeking helpers who can for help with childcare, household chores and gardening. Prefer female helpers or couple. In exchange for 20hours work, plus general helping out (like doing the dishes, dinner) we will provide accommodation, a shared meal per day and use of vehicle. Longer stays are preferred. Most of all, we want someone who will be kind and playful with our children, and respectful to us and our home.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own self contained unit.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are totally off the grid so Great barrier island is a place to relax, unwind and escape the busy city life. It’s a change of pace over here, a real adventure.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-6 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 763438177943



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