Help on our little slice of Paradise near beautiful beaches and surrounds in Whangarei, New Zealand


New Zealand

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  • Description


    We are a very energetic couple who love to have fun. We have 2 adult daughters (and son in laws) and 4 young grandchildren who live close by and who are a huge part of our lives. We have a large lifestyle block that we enjoy in between pursuing our other interests, so we are always busy! We have had many lovely visitors here in the past, who have enjoyed the flexibility which allowed them to explore what we have to offer in the environment.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We enjoy having visitors and like to share a typical Kiwi life and to hear about other cultures and lifestyles. We brew our own beer (25 yrs), grow lots of vegetables, and try to live off our land as much as is possible. We go sailing, fishing, scuba diving, kayaking and generally just enjoy the NZ great outdoors. A great opportunity for visitors to experience some of these things first hand. We live close to a great town and to the north of us there is lots to see and learn about New Zealands history.

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  • Help


    We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic helpers who enjoy the outdoors. We need help with all sorts of gardening and maintaining our little slice of paradise. Visitors have the opportunity to experience on a small scale management and handling of sheep and cattle, and general lifestyle block management. We also have a little Bach on the east coast, 20 mins from our place that we go to, to maintain and enjoy. We encourage visitors to use our place as a base for exploring our beautiful surrounds.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a completely separate sleep out from the house. It has a great kitchen/dining area, separate sleeping room/lounge area with a wood burner. This has a queen size and single bed. The shower is situated in the converted a brew room and Bar.
    There is also a small bedroom here with a double bed.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have enjoyed traveling, and the outdoors and dreamed of owning our own property so that we could have a good work/life balance. We live in a beautiful valley, surrounded by bush, streams and swimming holes. We live close to many beautiful white sandy beaches. Our Bach is basic, with no electricity, is 15 minutes walk to the longest walk bridge in the southern hemisphere, next to beautiful coastal walking tracks, with a beautiful view on sunrise from bed. We live 30 minutes from town, so having a vehicle is an advantage, but we do go into town twice a week.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 771166592179