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Experience Kiwi culture in our family home in a tranquil valley in the Far North of New Zealand



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  • Description


    Kia ora!

    We are seeking help at our property which is set in a tranquil valley in the Far North of New Zealand.

    We are a young family of 5 who has ventured into owning our own lifestyle property. We have 3 children aged under 6 years. My husband is a chef and is now self-employed running a property maintenance business and I am working part time with an Environmental Trust.

    We have 5 acres of beautiful native bush, numerous fruit trees, and lots of peaceful places to relax and enjoy the bush. We have extensive vegetable gardens and are trying to create a property that is self-sufficient. We have 2 dogs and 16 chickens which give us plenty of eggs and joy.

    Even though we're busy, we like to spend our spare time at the beach, fishing or going to the local markets and would welcome you along too. We also have invested in a small pool to cool off in the hotter months!

    We eat meat, but also plenty of vegetable friendly meals too. If you enjoy young children then this is a bonus too! But not necessary, as long as you don't mind a bit of noise and mess :-)
    We enjoy cooking together, preserving, experimenting with new recipes and trying new things.

    If you're outgoing, have initiative and are willing to try new things, and share your skills then please contact us.

    We can take 1 person or a couple, around a weeks stay is fine.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Bricolage et construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    We go fishing/diving/beach exploring on our free time and you're welcome to join us. My husband is Maori and we try to use te reo maori in the household as much as possible. Visitors can expect typical Kiwi culture,

  • 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


    There's always something to do on the property, a project that needs starting/finishing and general maintenance.

    We have large raised garden beds that need fixing, a chicken pen to fix, a glass house to fix, lawns to mow, and many more projects! We have pet chickens who lay daily. We'd like to get the property ready to own some pigs, and eventually cattle so there is building and fencing to be done.

    Tasks would include: anything from household cleaning, help with the children, harvesting, weeding and watering gardens, lawn-mowing, farm chores like collecting firewood and clearing land from noxious weeds. We will be mulching, composting, pruning, general tidying and wood chopping. We may need help with building projects so any carpentry skills would be very useful as well as tree work skills and chainsaw experience.

    Tasks are best done in the morning or afternoon so you can choose how you want to spend the day. Inside the house there is help needed with cleaning and meal preparation. Also childminding from time to time if you wish, but not required.

    There is no public transport available from our property so having your own vehicle would be ideal. I can also collect you from the town bus station.

    Please bring wet weather gear, outdoor shoes and sunblock so all weather conditions are covered.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Courant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il souhaitait faire partager sa propre langue ou en apprendre une nouvelle.
    Contactez-le pour en savoir plus.

  • Hébergement


    You will have a private bedroom with a Queen bed, drawers and a wardrobe. Bathroom and kitchen are shared spaces. We have a living room, two conservatories and a spacious deck which are nice and sunny to relax in. The house is an old country villa and very warm and dry. We have two fireplaces and even a hot outdoor shower which is amazing to shower amongst the trees and birds!

    Breakfast is toast, fruits, cereal and yoghurt. Pancakes and eggs on the weekends :-) Lunch is sandwiches/salad or dinner leftovers. Dinner is typically meat and vegetables, but we eat a lot of vegetarian food too. Visitors are encouraged to join in with cooking or cook a meal. Washing and drying of the dishes after dinner is appreciated. If you'd like specific ingredients for a particular meal you'd like to cook, let me know! We love new and interesting foods!

    If you have specific dietary requirements please let us know in advance.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    We are 13 kilometers from Kaitaia and have amazing beaches on both the west and east coast, about 25 minutes by car, so surfing, fishing or just relaxing at the beach are close by. There are nice bush walks close by and a trip to Cape Reinga is a worthwhile visit on your day off
    Tourist attractions are easily reached and visitors can plan on visiting attractions in the Bay of Islands (east coast, approx 1 hour away) and Hokianga (west coast) as well as travelling to the northern most point in NZ- Cape Reinga.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 776168369741

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Idyllic, tropical, small farm in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand
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