Help out with a family in the Bay of Plenty. New Zealand


New Zealand

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    My husband & I have 3 adult children no longer living at home. We have hosted school exchange students through AFS in the past and now do support for the students. We have a house by the beach and 30 acres of land further up the coast going inland. This piece of land needs weed control and some fencing. It is our lifestyle block and we run some sheep and cattle on it. We stay there from time to time. We live in an old 4bedroom villa which we are still renovating. My husband buys possum fur but is also a builder/handyman. I am a nurse working at the local health centre. I do shift work and sometimes work night duty which means I sleep in the daytime.
    The internet can be accessed by wireless broadband.
    We have 2 dogs which live outside.
    We are non smokers and would only want non smokers please.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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
  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Help with farming, planting trees, gardening, cleaning outside of house, house work, cooking, clearing gorse, spraying gorse.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Two double beds.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Volunteers can spend time on the beach.
    There is a walking/cycling track at our backdoor.
    Catch a bus to the next big centre or spend time in Opotiki.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    5 per day, some days we might do more hours and then a day off or less the next day. All negotiable.

Host ref number: 987758617959