Help around our home and turn the jungle outside into an eco friendly garden in beautiful Wellington, New Zealand

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    I am from the uk originally but came to Wellington for a week around 20 years ago and didn't leave! The kids have grown up fast and are now 17 and 16 years old. My son splits his time between here and his Dads.

    I am generally pretty laid back- and in the evenings I enjoy relaxing with a cup of tea. I love to hear about different cultures and life experiences. A bad back has meant I can't do as much as I used to physically.

    That and other priorities has meant the home and garden needs a bit (ok...a lot) of love and skill. If you tell me what you enjoy doing am sure we can find a perfect project!

    Location-wise there is a local walking track nearby and 2km down hill to the local beaches (good for surfing) and marine reserve (good for swimming/ snorkeling) and the same distance to local bars/ shops or 5km to Courtenay place / Cuba street (Wellington CBD) or Airport. Bus service runs hourly during the day.

    On street parking (free) available if you have a car or campervan.

    Boardgames (Catan is the current favourite but open to others!) and exchanging travel stories (both past and planned) are available - or can give you some space to chill on your own if you prefer.

    Look forward to hearing from you!

  • 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
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    We love meeting new people and hearing about their culture and life experiences. Happy to introduce you to Settlers of Catan and when my son is home he will often explain more about the NZ culture. We can also show you how to make lemon curd and soda bread.

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

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

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    There are lots of mini projects to choose from depending on your skills and preferences...and how long you would like to stay in the coolest little capital city in the world!

    My goal is to transform the current jungle like, messy garden into a well balanced, maintable eco friendly garden (space to chill/relax, space to grow and maybe even a self filtering pond / water feature)...I have a rough idea based on permaculture principles but need someone who is handy on the tools and capable to make it happen and perhaps bring a little vision of their own! Would love it if some of the existing materials can be repurposed as much as possible.

    Mini projects include (in no particular order although would love the garden bits to be underway before Christmas so can enjoy some outdoor time next summer):

    Building a small stone feature wall

    Fixing the garage and shed roof / gutter and attaching rainwater tank

    Building accessible garden beds including a self watering system ready for planting next year

    Laying paving stones and creating a terrace like area with rockery / herb garden

    Building a small / medium sized deck

    General home maintenance

    General garden maintenance (weeding, hedge trimming, sweeping, planting, cutting the grass, tree pruning / lopping etc)

    Build a chicken coop / run

    Grafting fruit trees

    Preparing and painting house exterior (I have scaffolding and equipment handy)

    Building a fence

    Making simple roman blinds (sewing or non sew method)

    Making removable fitted covers for the sofas etc

    Help design a home renovation plan (perfect for an architect or draftsperson)

    Install floating wooden floor in kitchen and bathroom areas

    Fixing a retro radiogram

    Help springclean and organise the home and shed

    Listing items to sell online

    Basically let me know what your skills and experience are and how long you would like to stay in Wellington and am sure we can find a suitable project(s)! The preference is that any project chosen can be finished rather than a little bit of everything (that's my challenge and the reason lots of things started but not finished!)

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Alemán: Intermedio
    Francés: Principiante

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    Always happy to learn a new language and to help others practice their English

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    Happy to accommodate individuals or couples or can make arrangements if you are travelling as a small group of friends - just let me know.

    Private room with shared facilities.

    Our home isn't flash and is a little tired but it has everything you need to relax, make/ eat/ share meals, play boardgames (or read a book) and of course sleep. Depending on when you visit it may be just me or my teen(s) may also be home (there is likely to be at least 1 if not both).

    Accommodation and food/ shared meals (will stock up with the usual food items including fresh eggs from our chickens if they are laying and happy for us to cook together in the evenings if you would like - we love to learn new recipes and techniques!) in exchange for 4hrs / day (5 days a week).

    Happy to be flexible on times etc so you also get to enjoy Wellington while here.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Singles, couples, friends (up to 3 at a time) or families are all welcome.

    Must be ok with cats (we have 2) and chickens are in the garden too. Occasionally a dog comes to stay too.

    I eat poultry and some seafood but not red meat like pork/ beef/ lamb (but the kids do so no issues if you do!). If you are vegetarian or vegan you are welcome (please be aware there will be meat in the home and chickens in the garden).

    Maybe you can help teach me some of your favourite vegetarian or vegan recipes (I attempted to make vegan aquafaba meringues recently and they failed miserably but determined to try again!)

  • 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

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Free on street parking is available if you have a car or campervan.

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    Please get in touch and let me know more about your pet(s) and will confirm if it will work. We have 2 cats, some chickens and an occasional small dog visitor here.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    4 hours a day, 5 days a week (can be flexible to help you enjoy Wellington too)


Número de referencia de anfitrión: 555855317268