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.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
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 helpwith food preparation, cooking, washing up. Also gardening, painting, firewood, weeding, digging, schrub cutting, driveway maintainance, mulching etc. Sometimes child minding or if you are really keen with kids you can play with them and I can do the work mentioned!
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, also no electricity. You can use our electricity, 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
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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