Lifestyle block in Matakana, we are learning about permaculture, zero waste and conservation - come help out and support our journey.
We have two children, sheep, chickens, and a large area of land to work. We need help with cleaning or gardening.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
We love hosting people who are interested in enjoying working and socializing with our family. After work is done there is time to learn and share. Some people want extra money, so we have had people working part time while staying with us.
We currently have availability starting immediately. Please read carefully so you understand what we are offering and asking in return.
We are looking for a single female, family or couple to help out with tasks to develop our property. I am recovering from a back injury and cant do a lot of the heavy stuff like digging etc. My Husband Jeremy works shift work so your support is essential to getting a lot done.
We have two types of positions available, or a mix:
Gardening (see details below) - 4.5 hours a day
Cleaning - spring cleaning,home help and organization wizz, possibly some child entertaining (optional). 4 hours a day
We are slowly setting the property set up as a permaculture edible food system, lots of planting and weeding involved.
Our property is 5minutes to Matakana Village and 2 minutes to the closest beach, the area is great for travelers with many beaches and things to do on time off.
tasks may involve:
Potting up seedlings or plants
setting up gardens and orchard
feeding animals chickens and pet sheep
cleaning outside of house
Working at community garden
zero waste community work
removing weeds from paddocks
Sowing seeds/raising seedlings
Household chores, cleaning windows, cobwebs from outside of house, dusting etc
YOU WILL NEED GUMBOOTS, raincoat (waterproof) and sunhat!
We have two young children (4 and 6) they are active and fun, but at times get tired and grumpy, you will need to be tolerant of children.
There is no smoking on the property.
We ask for 4-5 hours help a day, for 5 days, with a day off. Some tasks can be hard, but we have great meals and offer a lot of support, fun experiences,visit to local brewery, leads for other places to stay and much more. Extra Hours can be worked on some days to get more days off.
Start at 8am unless otherwise arranged.
You will have your own room with Wifi, but share the rest of the house with our family including meal times.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Angie, Jeremy, Alexandra and Daniel
A room in the family home, you have a room but share the rest of the house with the family.
Time off can be spent at the beach, bush or exploring to the local community. Our property is 5minutes to Matakana Village and 2 minutes to the closest beach, the area is great for travelers with many beaches and things to do on time off. Also those who want can seek paid work around the community on their time off.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Max 25 hours a week, 4-5 hours, 5 days a week