We are a family of four living on stunning Great Barrier Island New-Zealand. We are making our little market hobby into a real business. We make natural soaps and gift items and Shane runs the local tyreshop. The island is a natural paradise, rustic and challenging at times. Covered in native Forrest and surrounded by ocean suitable for every ocean lover. Fishing, diving, surfing, swimming etc. Beautiful inspiring local community and a lot of space for exploring and adventure.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
Unique opportunity to see what it means to live on a remote island. Learning about solar powered living, raising children in the bush on an island. Working and living with the land and sea.
We mainly need help with childcare (loads of play) food preparation, cooking, washing up. Our oldest son has mild Cerebral palsy and needs physical extra help with his leg . Also gardening, dog care, paintings, firewood etc. Or we have some muscle work outside to do, like chainsaw work, schrub cutting, driveway maintainance, mulching etc.
English and Dutch
We have a cute little cottage available where you can have your own space. There is a flush toilet but shower and kitchen tap is not in working order. You can use our kitchen and bathroom etc in the main house. We provide food as we would eat in our family. We would LOVE it if you are keen in the kitchen! If you have any special diet needs you might have to source your own special foods but we mainly eat what the island provides. You can have brekkie, lunch, dinner and whatever is needed to keep you healthy and energetic. But help yourself and clean up after yourself.
We have telephone and internet access but this place is for the person capable of entertaining him/herself not the digital kind of place. Our home runs on solar power so care needs to be taken when using energy. Our only water comes from the rain so extreme care needs to be taken to use water in a smart way (winter is a bit easier on the water supply).
It is easy to hitchhike around the island and walk if you are fit. Great island for exploring, adventure, walking, swimming, yoga, fishing, spearfishing, diving, snorkeling, art, reading etc. Be able to entertain yourself or play with kids, our home is not designed for lounging( yet) we live an outdoor lifestyle. On wet days we do however always have the cozy fire burning and make breads and cakes! If time allows.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week