We are a middle aged couple with 2 adult children of which our son lives at home. We own a 5 acre lifestyle block in Pukekohe East, South Auckland. We are 5 minutes from the southern motorway 35 minutes from Auckland airport and 45 minutes from downtown Auckland.
On our property we have sheep, a cat and a bird aviary.We are looking for self motivated and outgoing people who enjoy the outdoors and like to get on with things and get them done
We have a double bedroom available with own private ensuite. Whilst own transport is preferred we can collect/ deliver to local buses and trains during reasonable hours.
Volunteer work in our family would include helping out with daily household tasks.
Besides the everyday tasks there will also be certain projects to work on in the garden or on the property. As we have a large property there is always something to do outside. This year we plan to re-fence the paddocks by replacing broken posts and battens. We are also planning a new garden area in addition to the usual garden maintenance such as weeding, mowing lawns, planting, digging, watering, spraying weeds etc. Currently we are building a new deck area,
Non smokers only
If this sounds like you and what you would like to do, please send us a message.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesGardeningDIY and building projectsGeneral Maintenance
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
Enjoy great kiwi hospitality while experiencing the kiwi lifestyle. We have travelled extensively in New Zealand so have a good knowledge of the country.
Projects involving children
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Help with our projects such as fixing up the paddock fences by replacement of broken fence posts using a petrol driven post hole borer. There's always weeding , splitting firewood and other garden chores.
Double bed with own ensuite bathroom ( shower and toilet) you are expected to keep these clean and tidy.
We eat a wide variety of meals and during your time with us you will be treated as a member of our family and expected to help with meal preparation, clearing the table and washing the dishes.
What else ...
Pukekohe township is 10 minutes away with a good range of shops. There is a rail link from Pukekohe to Auckland central city. Port Waikato is a west coast beach at the mouth of the north islands longest river and is a 40 minute drive away. Other beaches are within an hour. Our location is close to the motorway north and south.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
How many Workawayers can stay?
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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