Help us with our lifestyle block and native tree regeneration planting project in Far North New Zealand.


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  • Description


    Hi there workawayers, my name is Demelza.
    A bit about us...we are a family of four living near Kaitaia in the Far North. We have a 17-acre block with 6 acres in the process of replanting with native trees which requires ongoing maintenance such as weed control and some fencing repairs as well as tree planting. Some household repairs and DIY/painting are going on as well as a shed-building project and gardening tasks. Any DIY experience would be useful because I plan to re-do one of our bathrooms in the near future. Help with cooking meals would be much appreciated. There are many attractions in the Far North with the west coast being a ten-minute drive away and many east and west coast beaches to explore nearby. You are welcome to stay for a couple of weeks either in the house or in a tent/campervan if you prefer. We have two horses, dogs and cats.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You could be a part of our family for a short time. We can tell you about what to do in the area. We are close to town and the beach. You can learn about a native tree planting project by participating and also about the animals. We do pest control and have lots of gardens. We have kayaks, bikes and other outdoor equipment available for recreation. There are native bush and beaches nearby.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Weed control over 17 acres (easy work), painting, building, cooking, planting trees, pest control (possum trapping), fencing,

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

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    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


    We have one small bedroom available in the house. Over the summer we have tents available for accommodation if you prefer. We have a very sheltered area for camping near the house with bathroom facilities inside.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are a hardworking family of 4 and believe in fair treatment, honesty and having a laugh. There is plenty to do in and around this area and we will try to accommodate any needs you have.

  • 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

    We have a good internet connection.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have plenty of room to facilitate vehicles.

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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 962418768638