I live in the beautiful Tutukaka coast area on a 10 acres lifestyle block with my two teenage children. There is plenty of work to do on the property after I relocated here a whether board cottage four years ago. This is a stunning area and we feel very fortunate to be able to live here, mostly enjoying spending time on the many beautiful beaches nearby. I work as a social worker in Whangarei four days a week and I'm actively involved in the life of my community. My children are very involved in water sports (surfing and wake ama) so we are a very busy family unit. I love good food and cooking and eat mostly organic and locally grown products.
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
We enjoy travelling and meeting different people and we have a good knowledge of Northland and of the natural environment around us and happy to share it with you.
I will definitely love to hear from you if you have any building experience. I'm looking for help with: weeding trees and gardens, planting, gardening and landscaping, gathering firewood, cutting gorse, painting and maintenance work on the house, various building projects and.....some more weeding and gorse cutting. You will need to be able to work unsupervised and to have a good work ethic. Most of the jobs I need help with are outdoor and physical so you will need good shoes, no allergies (lots of pollen and animals around) and some stamina! I'm looking for help during the weekend (Friday to Monday) with possibility to extend the period of your stay. I will provide all meals although breakfast and lunch (and sometimes dinner) will be mostly help yourself.
I can offer you a basic sleep out with own toilet and bathroom, separate from the main house.
Please get in touch ONLY if you have your own vehicle so that you can explore independently this outstanding stretch of coast. Please note that we live in a rural and reasonably isolated area (closest shop 10 min drive) but we have plenty of bush and beach walks, surf, diving and boat outing options with the Poor Knight Islands at our doorstep!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families