Help with chores around the property AND enjoy the beach in Te Horo Beach (Wellington), New Zealand


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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    Our names are Hans and Nienke. We are from the Netherlands, but have been in New Zealand for almost 15 years now. We own a 4 Ha beach front block of land in Te Horo Beach on the Kapiti coast, about 60 km north of Wellington. There are lots of trees here, several paddocks, Kune Kune pigs, chickens, cows and rabbits. We are enjoying life on the beach with the beautiful Tararua mountains just behind us. We love a good meal, a nice wine or beer and a good conversation around the fire. We have travelled New Zealand extensively.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Benefits of staying with us: peace and quiet, sounds of the waves, the most gorgeous views, wood fired hot tub, sauna, use of bicycles, you could do some art (oamaru stone or painting, tools available), enjoy bird life (pheasants, tui's, quails, king fishers, silver eyes, parakeets), cuddle our pigs and rabbits, beach walks, surf casting from the beach or have a dip in the sea. We can tell/advise you a lot about walking/cycling in Kapiti and the Tararua's and if possible take you with us on walks.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    There is always something to do here. Like gardening, helping with firewood, creating walking paths, help painting the house, household jobs, etc. Would be great if you could show your own cooking skills one or two nights a week as well (we'll pay for the ingredients of course). We are looking for couples/duo's.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    You'll have your own room and bathroom. Wireless internet is available.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    No smokers! Having your own transport is required as there are no busses to Te Horo Beach. The railway station (train to Wellington takes an hour) is 12.5 km from our house and the highway (SH1) 5.3 km. We treat the first three days of your stay as 'getting to know you days' to work out if your stay will work for us as well as for you.

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    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

    No problem to park a campervan or even use it, but as stated, proper beds are available.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 784124777783