Building project and general help around the home in Bay of Plenty, New Zealand


New Zealand

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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    We are 11 km from Taupo centre and 3 kms from the fabulous Whakaipo Bay .A beautiful remote beach on our doorstep.
    .We are well travelled hosts with a love of art and books ..I , Jan , am not the best cook in the world but i am a great talker and am always happy to share our life and travel experiences.
    You must have your own transport as we do not go into town that often .
    We , Ian and Jan live in a casual old home with gardens and 40 acres of trees .3 horses a few sheep ,1 middle age cat. 1 dog .
    We have a quiet lifestyle with many visitors with whom we like to play cards and tho we are not musical we love to listen to others play . we have a piano and guitars .
    Our house is two levels with stairs
    .It is filled with art ,books and memorabilia and is NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN OR OTHER PETS.
    We like people to stay a maximum of 4 to 5 nites.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This would be a cultural exchange where we can learn from each other, spend time chat , socialising , sightseeing knowledge ,family living.
    Come and see where we live. This area is known for the beach, beach resorts, volcanic landscape ,biking and swimming.

  • Help


    We need help in general maintenance ,fencing , painting .
    We have a building project where we are making a shed from recycled materials .Some weeding and planting,
    I am so not into housework but would ask guests to keep the kitchen tidy and respect the house as their own ,We have no little children needing babysitting
    . It is a busy house with grandchildren and family .
    We would like people to stay for a maximum of 5 days.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own private room in a large older home . you will be responsible for keeping any areas you use clean an d tidy .

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    . You MUST have own transport but at times i will take you to some of the tourist spots and the more secret places only locals know .
    IWhakaipo bay is nearby with walks and cycle tracks.
    LArte cafe is nearby with the Bay Brassiere and dairy are 5 minutes away .
    I prefer people to arrive later in the day early evening .

  • 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: 873315819469