Live off-the-grid in island paradise in Great Barrier Island, New Zealand

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  • Description

    Description

    We are an New Zealand/Irish family with a passion for the outdoors and a desire to live as close to nature as possible. Andy is a builder and Deborah runs a stargazing tour company. In our spare time we fish, dive, surf, garden or play on the beach with our son.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We welcome you to be part of our family, learn from us, be part of our off-the-grid lifestyle and contribute your energy, skills and passions to our fun and busy days. You could learn how to make your own yogurt, muesli and sourdough bread too.

  • Help

    Help

    We would love your help! Currently we need help with weeding, cutting lawns and weed eating and rebuilding a dog run. You must be happy spending time with our 5 year old son and be able to work independently. Other tasks may be cleaning, cooking, babysitting and help around the house.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have your own room either upstairs in a comfortable king sized bed or downstairs in a single bed.

    Your meals are included. Usually, you will prepare your own breakfast of Deb's homemade muesli and yogurt, and lunch based around home baked sourdough bread. Deb will cook everyone’s dinner most nights. Many of your dinners will include freshly caught fish, locally sourced meat and vegetables from the garden. If you love to cook please say. The cook always enjoys a break!

    Fruit can be expensive here. If you like to munch on fruit, or other snacks, we ask that you provide these yourself. There are a couple of small shops on the island (several kilometres away from the house) or you could bring some fresh fruit with you.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    With your time off you can visit the beautiful nearby beaches, and enjoy the many stunning hikes all over Great Barrier Island, try your hand at surfing or catch a fish or two.
    We have 2 kayaks, 2 basic mountain bikes (they need a bit of maintenance, if you have those skill that would be great!), boogie boards and a beginner surf board that you are welcome to use. We live only 1km from a stunning, white sand surf beach.
    There is no public transportation on the island. Hitchhiking is common and safe on our friendly island. Or there is a shuttle that can be booked to help you get to/from the ferry or a hike.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Andy, Deb and Airt go camping!
Airt and our dog Toa in Airt's 'plane'.
Deb, Airt and Andy at our local beach
Deborah and Airt on the ferry
Airt munching carrots from our garden
Your room
Andy and Airt out in the tinny
Airt on Medlands beach (our closest beach)
Cycling on the beach at low tide :)

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