Help needed around house and garden in New Zealand

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New Zealand

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  • Description

    Description

    We live in a lovely 1920's villa which we are still renovating and we have a large garden that I can't always cope with. We try to grow our own supply of vegetables as organically as possible and we have our own hens and ducks, we have an occassional dog called Billie and 1 cat. We live in a beautiful rural area on the eastern coast of the North Island and one of our "must-do's" for people staying is a trip out to our local marine volcano as well as our lovely beaches (where 10 people is way too busy!) We cook well and eat well and love sharing our piece of paradise. I am a New Zealand Maori woman, just turned 61 this year and Kate is an English woman, mid 50's.

    We welcome anyone of all ages and countries to our home-stay to share our lives with us. This is not a backpackers! We would really like visitors to engage with us and share their lives too - to live WITH us and not around us.
    This is how you make yourselves a cup of tea at our place: You lift up the kettle and shout through the house "anyone else for a cup of tea?".
    We would like fourish hours a day concerted work - but we are not after slaves - just a willingness and enthusiasm to talk, learn and muck in!

    Sorry - no smokers. And we prefer meat lovers, as we are!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    People would learn a huge amount about NZ and our cultures from us...knowledgeable, socialable, intelligent, well read and fun loving women live here!

  • Help

    Help

    We like to have little projects for people to do... often gardening but house renovations are always ongoing. If someone likes to cook then we would consider that part of their required work time each day and of course they would be able to choose from our own meat supplies as well as our garden. We sometimes require "house-sitters" while we go away for a few days or more - then we know our animals and gardens will get the best care.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and German

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have one guest room (double bed) in our house with us and we share a bathroom with our workers. We would be termed a home stay place here in New Zealand. We have internet available.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Buses come through our town regularly. We have an older vehicle available for people over 25 to use (which is fully insured) and we have mountain bikes available. We prefer one or two guests at a time only.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    4 to 5 hours a day maximum 25 hours a week

And this is our house now...note the lovely carving our 7x returned workaway gifted us with!
This was our house before we repainted it...with the help of workaways...












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