Help at our place with garden, animals and general maintenance in Hokianga, New Zealand


New Zealand

Favourited 56 times

  • rating

    Host rating

  • feedbacks



  • last activity

    Last activity


  • facebook friends

    Nº of Facebook friends


  • Badges

    Facebook verified
  • Description


    Kia ora koutou.

    We are a young couple who have moved from the city onto 17ha of land in the foothills of the Waima mountain range in Hokianga, Northland. Our land was formerly pasture and we are working towards restoring this into native forest as well as developing a productive garden and orchard. We are slowly building a home here for us and are moving towards a more sustainable lifestyle. One of us works for the local iwi (Maori tribe) managing a large land restoration project and the other does freelance conservation work. We have a few animals (pigs, chickens, cows, dogs) as well as a large garden area, orchard and nursery that we are adding to over time.

    Because we both work, we would love some help at our place with our nursery, garden, animal care and general maintenance.

    We are both very chilled and easy-going and like art and music.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care

  • 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

    We both work in conservation and have a large knowledge in environmental issues as well as New Zealand native plant propagation.

  • Help


    We would love some help caring for our animals, nursery work, general house maintenance, and gardening.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a caravan available for guests as well as space to park up campervans or to pitch tents. There is a shared kitchen, bathroom and living space. Our living quarters isn't huge but it is cosy. We have a fireplace for winter. The caravan has a small double bed and wardrobe area. We have plenty of bedding and towels as well as a washing machine that is available for use. Our toilet is a composting toilet so expect a long-drop.
    Our living area is a renovated slaughterhouse so it's comfortable but rustic.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Waimamaku is a beautiful rural valley. We are about 10minutes from Waipoua Forest which has a number of walks as well as the world-famous Tane Mahuta (largest kauri tree). We are also about 20minutes from two beaches. One is a wild west coast beach and the other is Opononi which is a sheltered beach in the Hokianga Harbour. At this beach you can catch a boat across to the giant sand dunes. We are also about 15minutes from Waiotemarama Waterfall track. This is a beautiful bush walk that goes up to a stunning waterfall.
    In our town we have a bar and grill with $4.5 beers as well as a cafe and community centre.

  • 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: 982957628122