Help by the sea on beautiful Waiheke Island, New Zealand

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    Hi workawayers, we are looking forward to hosting again now that the NZ borders are re-opening :)

    *May update - We are now starting to get a lot of enquiries from workawayers, so apologies if we don't get back to you immediately. Also - we know flights are very expensive to NZ right now, so please check flight prices and dates before you enquire about staying with us.

    About us: We are a writer and architect with a girl of 10 and boy of 6, who live in a wonderful old house overlooking the sea on Waiheke Island, just 35 minutes by ferry from downtown Auckland. We have a friendly dog, a cuddly cat and some free-range chickens, + lots of native wildlife inhabiting our garden.
    We are extremely well-travelled (50 countries) and are looking forward to travelling again in the future! We welcome people of all cultures and outlooks, and workawayers from any country, culture or religion are welcome to enquire about staying with us.
    Nearly 8 years ago we moved here from Auckland city to enjoy a more fulfilling way of life, and be as sustainable as possible. In the process, we became mostly vegetarian (and sometimes vegan). We grow some of our own vegetables and fruit but we don't grow as much as we'd like, so your help is appreciated with that.
    We are currently renovating our house and garden so there is usually a project of some kind underway.

    In general we are looking for either 1 or 2 workawayers to help with a big variety of work such as cleaning/housework, gardening, childcare, painting and possibly building work depending on your skills. People with building/carpentry/plumbing/ roofing and gardening/landscape experience (especially those who can use machinery such as mowers and weed trimmers) are extra welcome. However, attitude is more important overall than experience, so if you are happy to try all sorts of things, you should fit in well with us.

    Workawayers usually stay between 1-8 weeks with us, depending on their skills and the time of year. (Shorter stays in summer, longer in winter. In winter we prefer at least a 2-week stay.)

    Waiheke is a beautiful island with lots of wineries, green spaces, bushwalks and wonderful beaches. Dolphins and orca (killer whales) are sometimes seen around the island (in winter especially) and we have lots of native birds. There is a friendly local community and lots of places to do yoga - in fact Waiheke's main yoga centre is just 5 minutes walk from us :) with fantastic yoga and meditation classes available.

    Our house is a historic old house with a close-up beautiful view over the water at Anzac Bay. We are close to a main bus route, so you can easily explore the island or get to the ferry to go into the city. You won't need a car to explore most of the island. We also have kayaks you can take out on days when the weather is good!
    Your room will be a separate garden studio (with comfy queen size bed) - so you won't be woken by children in the mornings on your days off!

    All meals are included in your stay.
    Dinner is eaten together, while breakfast and lunch is on a 'help yourself to items provided' basis.

    No smokers please. We eat mostly vegetarian and sometimes vegan food for ethical and environmental reasons, with the very occasional bit of fish or other meat (around once every 2-4 weeks). If you are vegetarian we will eat fully vegetarian food while you are here; if you are vegan we will eat a mixture of vegan and vegetarian food - you might need to make your own vegan option on occasion. (We usually use plant-based milks and yoghurt anyway but sometimes use parmesan in Italian cooking and also sometimes use eggs - however, we do not buy commercial eggs but only use eggs from our own happy very free-range hens.)

    We are flexible about workawayer(s) also doing a little part-time paid work in the time you are not helping us, because there is A LOT of casual work available on Waiheke. (Hospitality (cafe/restaurant/barista), vineyard work, gardening, retail, babysitting,cleaning, building.) We can also support you to find a job.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    You will experience everyday life in a New Zealand family in a non-city environment, practise your English (if you are a non-native speaker), and learn about a variety of things, such as gardening and cooking.

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    For single workawayers, a lot of the help will be gardening and cleaning help, with some childcare, cooking, animal care, and general help around the house. If you are a couple, additional chores will include more gardening, painting, and possibly building, depending on your skills.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Español: Principiante
    Francés: Principiante
    Italiano: Principiante
    Swedish: Principiante

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    Your room will be a private, comfortable guest studio in the garden (so you can sleep in on your days off without noise from the kids :-)

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Workawayers staying with us will get lots of English language experience - especially from our chatty kids, and I have also worked as an English language tutor so can offer you help too. You can also learn about organic gardening, sustainability and cooking.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Happy to have digital nomads stay and help, in between doing their work.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Este anfitrión puede proporcionar un sitio para autocaravanas.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

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    Horas esperadas

    up to 5 hours per day, five days a week, but will often be less - especially if you are working in the summer heat.

Son opciones de calificación adicionales para cuando los miembros dejan sus comentarios. Se muestra la calificación media dejada en cada opción.

Precisión del perfil: (5.0)

Intercambio cultural: (5.0)

Comunicación: (5.0)
































Número de referencia de anfitrión: 111997831815