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

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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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Help around 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

    Helpers needed from March 17
    UPDATE: We are making great progress on our development - thanks to our wonderful Workaways over the summer to date. Now we are looking for some help to with painting and general section development.
    All tasks will be conducted within the clear guidelines of Worksafe NZ. Safety goggles and ear muffs are provided for workers in the vicinity of power tools.
    From the past and in general we have these notes.
    We live on a residential section that we are developing. Tasks could include gardening, helping to build structures in the garden and light housework. Workers will need to be prepared for the physical nature of the work. We work hard but ensure that you are free to explore our area each afternoon.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    One bedroom with bathroom and access to kitchen and living areas. We have multiple options for helpers and guests. Our home has five bedrooms, four bathrooms and a second small kitchen. Helpers are welcome to use our kayaks and paddle board.

  • 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-five 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

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 959665241164