Help with Tiny Houses on a relaxing Property in Auckland, New Zealand

  • New Zealand
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  • Last activity: 31/01/2023



 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks



  • Description


    I currently build Tiny Houses in the backyard and am looking for someone to watch and learn and help out.
    No previous knowledge is needed - just initiative and a willingness to learn.

    ...........About the Place...........
    I travelled for a year, came home to NZ, got depressed, so went travelling again for another year.
    I knew I had to do something different, so coming back home the next time I started hosting CouchSurfers. This then lead to the hosting of WorkAwayers.

    After having so many awesome travellers come and stay I then decided to create a travellers community built by travellers for travellers. A place where we can learn, grow, develop and try new things all together.

    .............OUR DREAM..........
    .........TO LET YOU DREAM........
    We want to create the Ultimate, Comfortable and Personal environment to bring together Amazing people so that we can all Adventure, Experience, Learn, Grow, Interact and Open our Minds to the Amazing Possibilities in this World!!!
    All of us can live deliberately - being true to ourselves and our beliefs - Nobody else's beliefs - Your own beliefs. We are all different, we all thrive and feel alive from different experiences and challenges - Let's be true to ourselves and live that life we deserve!!!
    We are about empowering and encouraging individuals to live their dreams and to provide a Comfortable, Inspiring Environment for us all to Grow from. We are striving to provide the best Experiences in a Win-Win situation for all that are involved. Let's all Encourage each other to strive for their Dreams and what is True to them.
    I really want to hear your dreams and goals and hopefully we can do something together as a team to help things become a reality :)
    Basically I want to get to know you, learn with you, work together, have fun and enjoy each other’s company in a team environment.

    Help Time:
    - Maximum 25 hrs/week
    - Usually Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and then the rest of the week/weekend is free time :)

    Come make yourself comfy and feel at home. The kitchen is stocked with food and the feel is similar to a flatting/roommate situation. When you're hungry help yourself to the kitchen and everything in it. We usually all eat dinner together.
    Please tidy up after yourself - and keep the environment clean and tidy.

    :::----------WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU----------:::
    FREE Unlimited WiFi Internet at our Community (no Wifi on the boat)
    FREE Pick Up/Drop off at the Local Bus Stop
    FREE Accommodation in exchange for your Help
    FREE Food basics to cook from (Seasonal Veggies, Cans of all sorts, Pasta, Eggs, Bread, Frozen veggies, Potatoes, hashbrowns, muesli etc - We don't eat meat sorry)
    FREE Bikes to use
    FREE Baking Ingredients
    FREE Tools to use

    :::----------YOUR NEW HOME----------:::
    We all sleep in caravan’s or small cabins.
    Sometimes we have travellers who prefer to sleep in their own vans too.
    Please note that this is an alternative living setup utilizing a variety of individual building techniques. The Kitchen area, The Bathroom and your Caravan (which may be shared with other travellers) are all accessed separately via the outdoors, meaning that you will be Indoors and Outdoors during your stay even if it's raining :)
    We certainly are not your typical home setup so please come with an open mind and be prepared for something interesting and different and definitely not fancy :)
    We are a 10min drive away from the nearest town. If you have your own car, awesome! Otherwise, hitching from the main road is quite easy. We also go into town about once per week.

    :::------------------------ABOUT ME------------------------:::
    I Dream I Stumble I Fall I Question I Get Up I Move Forward I Dream AGAIN....
    Adventurous, Gentle, Self Motivated, Energetic, Keen to try Anything, Trustworthy, Honest, Passionate, Determined, Calm, Logical, Creator, Dreamer, Interested in most things from Cooking to Rally Car Racing to Dancing to Spirituality to Personal Growth to creating a Balanced Healthy Lifestyle. I enjoy great conversations and anything Outdoors or Practical. I am always searching, growing and finding my place in this world. I believe we should all be doing what we love and aim for the ultimate lifestyle of being flexible while enjoying life and growing from it.
    Moving in Life excites me and I tend to go in Extreme directions. I have big Dreams and great Determination. I like to move quickly but I am also a Perfectionist and Procrastinator. I will get knocked down and most of the time I will get back up and keep on going. Some nights I just won’t sleep due to the Excitement of the next project and some days I will simply forget to eat due to the Goal at hand.
    Other times I will get Knocked down and I will struggle with my Depression, Overwhelm and Anxiety as I try to get back up again. --We all experience Life and its ups and downs - We are Human!!

    My Physical Journey So Far (In Order):
    Boat Building - Car Mechanics - Marine Engineering - Forex/Futures/Stock Market Trader - Programming - Internet Clothing Business - Travelling - Hosting Couch Surfers - Hosting Helpers - Selling Food at the Markets - Creating/Building the Traveller’s Community – Building Tiny Houses – Now setting up the Traveller’s Community Sail Boat

    My Interests Include: Snowboarding, Learning/Growing/Developing, Alternative Ways to Living and Thinking, Boating, Rally Racing, WakeBoarding, Dancing (Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Modern Jive), Travel, Spirituality, Scuba Diving, Meeting People, Healthy Living, Business, Love, People, Different Views and Outlooks on Life, Listening to Music, Documentaries, Technology, Karaoke, Conversations, Nature, Free Hugs, Road Trips, Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Adventure, Cooking.

    See you Soon!

    --Learning to be proud of being an imperfect perfectionist


    Fun, easy going, keen to learn, loving life, open, wanting to meet people, someone that I can connect with and have in-depth conversations with. Someone who is different and who won't settle to the standard life that society seems to dictate to us. Self-motivation, willingness to learn, respect for everyone and can work together as a team. I believe anyone can do anything with the right guidance and environment – So if you believe the same then that’s perfect :) (All I ask is that you respect and are considerate to everyone around us and that you keep what you use clean and tidy)

    I am crazy - I tend to go in extreme directions. I have big dreams and great determination. I like to move quickly but I am also a perfectionist and procrastinator. I will get knocked down but I will get up and keep on going. Some nights I just won’t sleep due to the excitement of the next project and some days I will simply forget to eat due to the goal at hand. Other times I will get knocked down and I will struggle to get back up (I am learning to take this time to allow my body and spirit to catch up). Yes some people view it all as chaos but I just call it growth and development. I say all of this because I want us all to understand that we are all on our own journeys and we must acknowledge what our own journey is and stay in tune with that. Please make sure that you don’t get caught up in my chaos – Its ok to step back and keep your routines etc. Just because I am still working or not eating etc. doesn't meant that you have to do the same. Please understand that I will do my very best to be one of the team. But please also remember that I have to keep driving everything forward with the bigger picture in mind. This being research and development of all the projects, networking, paying the bills and making sure that everyone is happy including all our helpers, neighbours, Business partners, Counsel etc. All while trying to create the environment and cash flow to make this dream become reality. I personally need to have a break from everything every now and again - so I am also looking for someone to take over for me when I am not around - This will include making sure that everyone is happy, making sure that everything is ticking along as normal for the community, property and businesses while communicating with everyone and myself.

    Please voice any concerns you have within the environment and we will address them as well as we can. I really want there to be great respect between everyone in our environment. If things aren't working out for anyone then no hard feelings - you are very welcome to discuss any issues or continue with your travels. I really want to make sure that everyone is happy as a team :) Please let me know what skills you have in relation to our projects and also what your keen on learning and we will see what we can work in.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn new skills, accomplish your own creations, have fun, meet like minded travellers.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    - Work on the required tasks for the day - This could be anything from painting, helping to move stuff around/lifting, insulating the tiny house, engineering, maintenance, helping put up framing, roofing, tidying, doing the dishes, helping with electrical wires, sanding, weeding, cleaning the kitchen, cutting timber, cleaning up the property, digging, odd jobs...etc...
    If you show great initiative and willingness to learn, then you will be given bigger, better and more exciting jobs.

    - Chill, relax, go exploring out back on the farm, slackline, socialise, get stuck into your own projects with our support and help.
    If you have a car, go and explore all the "Things to Do in our Area" below. - We can provide bodyboards and snorkelling gear.

    Please keep everything clean and tidy - The messiest person will most likely be assigned to tidy up after everyone - So please just tidy up after yourself.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    You will usually be in a shared caravan.
    Nothing fancy but it does the job.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    :::Things to do in our Area:::

    Being based in the Northern part of Auckland it means that we are close enough to get to, but far enough away to peacefully enjoy the great outdoors, green nature and beaches that New Zealand has to offer including:

    - Goat Island Marine Reserve -- Some of the Best Snorkeling close to Auckland - Fish are Abundant
    - Matakana Village and Saturday Markets -- Very Boutique Experience
    - Hikes, Bike Rides, Bush Walks -- Diverse variety with Beautiful views
    - Relax in our environment -- Beautiful Valley Views.
    - Maori Culture Centre -- Insight into Pre-European Maori lifestyle
    - Tawharanui Regional Park -- Pohutukawa tree lined beach with surf, great scenery, native wild life and native bush walks.
    - Matakana Country Park -- Lovely little Place to visit
    - Beaches -- Many Beautiful and Diverse Beaches
    - Mahurangi Regional Park -- Great Views and Walks
    - SheepWorld -- 39 million sheep in New Zealand, Find out Why
    - See the Glow Worms

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Yes, it is always great to host Digital Nomads - We have unlimited internet - Our upload speed isn't that great but our download speed is fairly normal for our area in Auckland.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Yes, We usually have a lot of people staying in their campervans at our place. There is quite a lot of space.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 25hrs/week

Host ref number: 912311634651

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