Hi there, we are a young family of 4 living in beautiful Waihi Beach, one of New Zealand's top holiday destinations. We are a 5min walk from the white sandy surf beach and local shops. We have a beautiful property (we think!) including small home, sprayfree home orchard and vege garden, green house, 6 laying chickens, 2 cats, pond and small woodland that we are currently working to improve and maintain. We generate our own power through a solar system and a wet back fire and are aiming to live sustainably and as self sufficiently as possible. We are are looking to establish a large lotus belle type tent for yoga classes and aim to hold yoga retreats in the future. We are a young, energetic, friendly Kiwi family ready to share our slice of paradise with you! We are very accepting, down to earth and open people wanting to ensure all visitors have a fantastic Kiwi experience with us in a home away from home.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
We are a young, energetic, friendly Kiwi family ready to share our slice of paradise with you! We are very accepting, down to earth and open people wanting to ensure all visitors have a fantastic Kiwi experience with us in a home away from home.
Tasks may include but are not restricted to house renovation, construction of decks/sheds/cabins, re-establishing and fitting out greenhouse, establishing irrigation system, pruning, gardening, planting, maintenance of grounds, painting, teaching of music/languages/yoga, meal preparation, cleaning
English - fluent, Italian - fluent, Spanish - intermediate, French - beginner
We have a very comfortable 3 berth, self contained caravan parked onsite. Here you will have access to electricity, small fridge and gas cook top. Toilet/shower facilities can be shared with the main house via independent external access, there is also an outdoor shower with hot water. Food grown on the land is open for all to use and we will provide an evening meal each day you are with us. In exchange for the above we expect approximately 3-4 hours of work per day, 4-5 days per week depending on length of stay and available work etc.
Nearby activities include the beautiful surf beach, surf board and bikes available for use, walks, hikes, mountain bike, fishing (we fish regularly with an electric Kontiki - a Kiwi invention), waterfalls, local events/markets. We are social people and enjoy having friends and family to visit. We have 2 young daughters and value and prioritise time with them doing arts and crafts, reading, games and puzzles, playing outside, visits to the beach and local playgrounds. We are located 2 hours South of Auckland, 1 hour North of Tauranga, 2 hours North of Rotorua (tourist hub) and are at the base of the Coromandel Peninsula.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week