Welcome to 'Taradise' and help around our property in Taranaki, New Zealand

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  • Last activity: 27 Feb 2023




  • Description


    Kia Ora...We are a family of four looking for help around our property in exchange for a semi-rural, cultural experience in New Plymouth, Taranaki.

    This beautiful, coastal city has lots to offer visitors but don’t take our word for it - come see for yourselves!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We would like our visitors to immerse themselves in our way of life and for them to feel part of our family. We would enjoy learning new cultural ways from our guests as well as sharing ours.
    There is plenty to do round the region and we will help our visitors maximise their experience where were can.

    We are an active, outdoor family and live in close proximity to beaches with good surf breaks (regular trips round the coast, along the Surf Highway are made!)

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We have a 19 acre lifestyle block and 2 small children ( 6 years and 4 years)....so we would appreciate help around the property doing gardening, weeding & maintenance jobs. We also require assistance with the children & doing general jobs around the home - allowing us to tackle some of our bigger jobs. The type of ‘jobs to do’ would be weather dependent.

    Our lifestyle block is made up of 180 sprayfree avocado trees (so you’ll enjoy all you can eat!), 50 feijoa trees as well as various other fruit trees. We also have a dog and friendly goat!
    We are learning the way of the land as we go and happy to share what knowledge we do have. Perhaps we may also pick up a few tips from our visitors!

    We would like 4-5 hours work a day in exchange for 3 meals and accommodation. Hours of work can be flexible to allow for exploration of this beautiful province.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Double bedroom with access to own bathroom / toilet. The bedroom is part of the main family home. We do have plenty space for those travelling with campervans / self contained vehicles. Limited WiFi is available.

    3 meals will be provided but not all dietary requirements can be met at every meal (although we will try!)
    Assistance cooking / cleaning at meals time would be very welcomed & appreciated. We enjoy eating together as a family so it would be nice for our guests to join us at the table for meals if they are not off exploring.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are a little out of town so own transport would be ideal however, not a necessity.
    We regularly go into town and would be happy to drop off / pick up when working around our children’s needs. There is also a bus that goes into town.
    We would enjoy visiting local tourist spots with our guests when time and weather allows us.
    We are happy to help our guests see and do as much as they can during their stay in Taranaki.

  • 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 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 768677748474

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