Volunteer in beautiful Valley Northland, New Zealand

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  • Description

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    Kia ora koutou
    We haven't hosted in a while but would love someone to come and join us after the 28th of April.

    We are home until mid May.

    We are a vegetarian family of four living in a picturesque bush clad valley by a rocky bottomed river.

    We currently need someone to help us with maintenance in the garden - weeding, collecting horse manure; general house work, collecting firewood, feeding animals and walking the dogs.

    Although this is flexible we prefer you to arrive on a Thursday or Friday so we can spend time with you on the weekend helping you to settle in as we work during the week :-) . Please note that we are at work/school during the week so you must be able to work independently on tasks and be self motivated. I work Tuesday to Friday

    We are passionate about preserving our environment and have placed most of our land under a covenant to protect it for the future. This was achieved with lots of help from workawayers and wwoofers ;-)

    Being good hosts is important to us and we value the extra help and having the "world come into our home" by hosting travellers. It is a great experience for our kids.

    We appreciate it if you show motivation and become a part of our family by pitching in. Helpers who are able to use initiative are like Gods to hosts, kidding, sort of! We worship anyone that noticed something needed doing and does it particularly if they haven't had much work to do. Work is usually 4 hours a day and help with the evening dishes.

    Gloves, sunhat, old clothes, sunblock and insect repellent are important as are gumboots in Autumn and Winter.

    We are situated 20 minutes drive from beautiful east coast beaches and 35 minutes from Kaitaia township where we shop. Workawayers without a car usually catch a bus to Taipa where we can pick them up. If you have a car we encourage you to take a day or two out and head up the coast and camp in one the many cheap beachside campgrounds on the way to Cape Reinga.

    We potter about alot at home with the kids and pets, there is always something to do! There are lovely bush walks in this valley and a river to swim in beside the house (perfect for the summer!).

    Julien is a secondary school art teacher and enjoys sailing. I work at the local preschool as a teacher and enjoy pottering at home with the animals. Our kids are aged 12 and 14.

    I recommend visitors shop for any extras (treats and toiletries) before coming as we are not walking distance to any shops and drive to town once a week.

    We do not mind if you are learning english but it is important that you are sociable rather than very quiet! We value a sense of humour and enjoy conversations with our guests. Our household is busy but our attitude is relaxed, you will have plenty of opportunity to just chill out and will be treated like a member of the family. We have lots of pets so if you like animals you will enjoy your stay!

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Entretien général
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide dans une ferme
    Aide à la maison
    S’occuper des animaux

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Sharing ideas and experiences. Seeing things from another perspective and reciprocal knowledge sharing. Learning about organic gardening practices.
    Fun, laughs, relaxation and hard work.

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide

    Aide

    We currently need someone to help in the garden, collect horse manure, general housework, sanding furniture and windows, house painting, walking dogs.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    A motor home with 2 double sized beds parked beside the house.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Northland is a beautiful place to visit with some of the best scenery in the country. Many parts of it are remote with beautiful forest and white sandy beaches.

    Unfortunately our internet access is limited mobile broadband - ok for emailing, basic facebooking. Apologies no biguploads/downloads (movies/ skyping). We can drop you at the library when we are going in to town for free wifi. Our local store also has free wifi.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    4 hours depending on the job, 6 days a week















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