Help in an organic orchard near Doubtless Bay, New Zealand


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  • Description


    I live 3 miles inland from Taipa Beach, Doubtless Bay, Far North, New Zealand.
    I have a 7 acre property with fruit trees and gardens. A few animals.
    My two teenage sons and I live here.
    It is very secluded and pretty, not far from a tidal river.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    Living with a Kiwi family in the country/ seaside you will have a great experience of basic, down to earth gardening and cropping.
    We are close to both the East and West coast beaches, two hours drive from Cape Reinga.
    There are lots of historis buildings,landmarks and walks in Mangonui.
    There are also lots of pottery and art studios and exhibitions to visit and local wineries.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    I prefer people 20 years and upwards as you have then had a lot of experiences and have learnt a variety of life and work skills/ trades.
    I would like my volunteers to do a small daily share of household chores.
    A couple of hours each day must be spent gardening, weeding, planting, mulching vegetable beds and composting and also digging garden beds.
    Lawn mowing and raking grass for composting and mulching.
    Also there will be wood chopping and stacking and from time to time there will be fruit picking.

    I do need to redecorate my bedroom and need some ceilings and a few cupboards painted in my house. So if you have had interior painting experience, that would be great.

    Also I will from time to time have manuscripts that need typing up as I am also a writer.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    There is a newly refurnished and decorated spare room/sleepout away from the house with power, fridge, jug, etc. and you have access to kitchen, bathroom, toilet, laundry.
    We have unlimited wifi.
    We do rely on tank water so volunteers need to be aware of conserving water.
    I also have a really nice tent for up to 3 people if you would like a more "outdoors" experience.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 816414732614