Housesitters this week in Ngunguru bush paradise, New Zealand

  • New Zealand
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  • Last activity: 19 Mar 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Hi we are a wee pro choice, freedom loving family of 3! Living on 3 acres of land tucked into the bush on the Tutukaka coast.
    Our family consists of a Naturopath / medical herbalist and trained yoga teacher , 2 beautiful children 10 and 18, 2 snuggly cats & a snuggly mastiff cross, recently rescued called Sharlo, a cav king charles spaniel Saphie, and Rough collie fast growing puppy Fraizer, 2 pet sheep Nellie and Wokie :-D
    We have a 3 bedroom home, still to have some painting, an interior compost loo, 2 story cabin and old caravan
    And in summer a 7mtr above ground swimming pool, which gets alot of use.

    An 8 metre diameter Tipi is yet to be erected on the land, from which Yoga and workshops will eventually be taught!

    We are pretty relaxed, like to laugh so workawayers with sense of humors is a must!!!
    We eat some vegetarian meals but eat meat and dairy, happy for vegetarians and vegans to create their own meals.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn sone good old kiwi humor :-) How to get rid of gorse the no spray way. How to cohabitate in a relaxed & friendly typical new zealand lifestyle block environment!!

  • Help


    There is much to be done here, at the moment, helping sort and tidy, clearing gorse with scrub cutter, some painting and building projects, but there is always house work, to be done and we have started to create a food forest and vegetable garden, so any landscaping or permaculture guidance also very welcome!!!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    We would love to learn Spanish and French 😁🌈

  • Accommodation


    loft in cabin and old caravan

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The beaches that line the Tutukaka Coast are a 5-10 minute drive away. Whangarei city is approx 20min drive, Tikipunga 12min drive away.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have room for campers and vans. Our drive is steep in places and metal but I have driven a caravan up it a few times and campers and even a bus have come to visit 😁

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    You have a choice; 5 hours a day in exchange for 3 meals, some you can help yourself to. Or 2.5 hours a day and you provide your own meals(max 25 hours)

Host ref number: 764819423685

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