Help us develop our home and garden situated in a lovely spot Tauranga harbour, North Island New Zealand

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  • Description

    Description

    Help us develop our home and garden situated in a lovely spot on the northern reaches of Tauranga harbour, North Island New Zealand. We live in a wonderful part of NZ - come check us out.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a retired couple who have recently returned from living abroad - most recently in China. We are working hard to develop our garden and section. Travellers will enjoy a relaxed lifestyle here at the beach. They will work closely with us and of course there will be a lot of spoken English.

  • Help

    Help

    We live on a residential section that we are developing. Tasks could include gardening, helping to build structures in the garden and light housework. From October 9 to 25 we will working with a landscaper to develop our courtyard and outdoor fire area. Work will include: painting wood panels ready for installing; laying concrete paving stones; assisting Mike with construction and general outdoor tasks. Workers will need to be prepared for the physical nature of the work. No particular expertise is needed - just a willingness to spend each morning working with us in the garden.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    One bedroom upstairs with bathroom. There is also a kitchenette that may be shared if we have other guests. We provide breakfast supplies for workers to prepare their own breakfast but all other meals are shared in the main living area downstairs.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live water-front in a small village on the northern part of Tauranga harbour. The beaches here are magical. While our home is situated on the harbour, the ocean (surf) beach just is a 15 minute walk from our house. From Athenree, day trips available include: the beaches of Tauranga and Mount Maunganui; Cathedral Cove and the lower reaches of the Coromandel peninsular; Rotorua with its thermal and cultural attractions and of course Hobbiton near Matamata.
    Prior to our retirement we lived in Shanghai and before that South Korea. We have travelled extensively and enjoy meeting people of all ages from all corners of the world.
    A car is essential here in order to explore the many lovely spots easily. There are no stores in the village. Nearest shopping is at Katikati and Waihi Beach, both approximately ten minutes drive.
    We are very flexible about living/helping options. Helper tasks will include general gardening, section maintenance, and some light house work. Four hours of help daily with the option to do eight hours one day and take a free day to follow.
    At the moment we are working on garden projects so if you are happy to work with us in the garden we would love to have you.
    We are a smoke and drug free home.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week




Host ref number: 959665241164