Sustainable Lifestyle Property , Great Barrier Island , New Zealand


New Zealand

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  • Description


    My house is situated 700m from the waters edge of Purri Bay on 4.8 hectares of bush. There are 2 beautiful streams on the property , 1 leading to a 20m high waterfall. We should never have a water problem
    The Elephant Art Gallery and The Sunken Rock Sailing Club are just down by the water as well
    Great Barrier Islanders are the only community in New Zealand where each individual house is powered independently with their own alternative power system
    We are a family of 4
    Steve ,Elliott 14 , Jasmine, 12 and Selina, 9 and our puppy Jojo
    Elliott is now going to boarding school in Auckland

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have a can do attitude where in order to get by we rely on our own initiative and ingenuity to grow build and maintain an enjoyable healthy and sustainable lifestyle
    I would like it if you can help with the vegetable garden , property maintenance, building , landscaping, land clearing and development, cooking, child minding

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    Projects involving children

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  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    I am regularly seeking happy,enthusiastic people throughout the year to help me with Gardening,Landscaping
    Building and General maintenance
    Child care .

    I require the standard 25 hrs a week for the normal Workaway help
    If you decide you want to stay longer term and we are all happy, that would be great.
    You will have the opportunity to easily intergrate into our close knit community , have fun and adventures including visiting some of the most beautiful beach’s in the world
    The children are busy and fun loving and enjoy meeting and interacting with helpers
    We like it if you join in with our family but at the same time enjoy your own space and tranquility that is all part the being on the Island
    Everyone is expected to help with general housekeeping/cleaning and cooking or preparation of meals.
    After the evening meal we like it if everyone participates together to ensure the house is clean and tidy inside and out ready for the following day
    We don’t run a hotel 🙂
    Afterwards we can enjoy a hot drink, a board game or whatever
    WE PREFER SOCIAL MEDIA IS KEPT TO A MINIMUM in the house /within reason

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    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


    A single room in the house

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are Kayaks,Mountain Bikes,Boogie Boards,Snorkeling gear for you to borrow and there is always the opportunity to try your hand at fishing ,weather dependent
    We like to eat fish as often as possible and we try to eat out of our garden and the community garden
    Google Great Barrier Island and have a look at what there is to see and do.
    It is all about the outdoors and entertaining yourself and mixing with locals and other travelers if you wish.
    We welcome HAPPY ENTHUSIASTIC people.Who like to interact and share stories of travels etc.
    Share some time outdoors together,eg fishing , diving , surfing , trekking, however we are not tour guides
    We expect that you are keen to get out and explore the island of your own accord which is what adventure is all about 😎

  • 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

    Good wfi

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week (max 25 hours/week)

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Host ref number: 995954957735