Help with odd jobs around the house and garden, cleaning and weeding in Christchurch, New Zealand


New Zealand

Favourited 34 times

  • rating

    Host rating

  • feedbacks



  • last activity

    Last activity



 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    We are a family with one child of 2 years, recently returned from living in the Netherlands for 4 years we have now bought our first home and settling back into Christchurch life. Juanita works part time on own digital consulting business and Paul works full time at Canterbury University. Johanna our daughter is sometimes cared for by family, sometimes at daycare. We also have a cat (6months old) called Marmite. We are relaxed and enjoy conversation and learning about other cultures.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We love New Zealand culture and enjoy sharing our knowledge and we love learning about other cultures. We speak a little of broken Dutch and French but are always keen to know more.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We are looking for help with odd jobs around the house and garden, cleaning and weeding etc. Some help with meal preparation may be expected.

    No previous skills are expected.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner
    Dutch: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Own room in the house with bedding (note: shared bathroom). Access to the kitchen and lounge at all times. Breakfast & lunch food available and dinners provided (may be cooked together at times), so main food needs provided.
    Wifi provided.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Located a 15-20 minute walk from the beach and reasonably handy to public transport. About a 30 minute bus ride from central Christchurch. We have some bikes which may be available by arrangement.

    We expect people are tidy, clean, and polite (particularly around our daughter).

    We expect approximately 4-5 hours work per day.

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 964472687643