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Learn about Macadamia trees, gardening, painting and general maintenance 45 minutes south of Auckland, NZ

  • Nova Zelândia
  • Favorito 266 vezes
  • Última atividade: 20/01/2023



 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 1 semana



  • Descrição


    We live on a small holding a short distance from Pukekohe and we have macadamia trees and the nuts need harvesting in the late winter and early spring.

    We have Kunekune pigs and a few sheep and chickens and they all have a job to do keeping the orchard clean and free of pests.

    I am also a puppy walker for the Blind Foundation of NZ.

    We expect four hours help in exchange for board lodging and fun. Minimum stay one week.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Manutenção geral
    Ajuda em fazenda
    Cuidar de animais
    Ajuda com computadores/internet
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    We have wonderful conversations at the dinner table each day. We are good teachers of English and Virginia is a good cook and will teach cooking if required. We have lived in NZ for 40 years and can explain some of the nuances of Kiwi expressions and point you in the direction for various activities. You can learn about macadamia growing, harvesting and processing.

    We have both been in the health profession for many, many years. Charles has a hobby building and flying model planes, Virginia is very involved with an international organisation. We are volunteers with a blind foundation and often have guide dogs here for short periods while the guardians are on holiday or if the dog is having a change of career and waiting for a placement. We have raised two successful Guide Dogs.

  • Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Este projeto pode envolver crianças. Para mais informações, veja aqui nossas diretrizes e dicas.

  • Ajuda


    Harvesting nuts in the late winter, early spring, pruning trees, gardening, painting, general maintenance.

  • Idiomas

    Inglês: Fluente
    Alemão: Iniciante
    Espanhol: Iniciante
    Francês: Iniciante
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Iniciante

  • Acomodação


    Accommodation is separate from the main house, one room with a double bed, second room with two single beds with electric blankets in winter.

    Internet is available in the main house, although we ask that you do not download music or films as it uses up our monthly data excessively. There is free internet at the library for this, if required.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    We are 45 minutes south of Auckland by car and on the railway line between Auckland and Wellington. Pukekohe has a heated swimming pool, Les Mills Fitness centre , The soccer team is always looking for more players, The Pukekohe Tramping club will often take visitors with them on hikes. We have had over 300 helpers so have gleaned a lot of knowledge and it has been a win/win situation for us all! We prefer to host people who have a bit of life experience and have been out of school for 5 years. I am reluctant to take vegetarians as more thought has to go into creating a good balanced diet and I tend to focus on a mixed diet, but we do not eat a lot of meat.

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    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

    • Temos mascotes

    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Mais de 2

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    Horas previstas

    Maximum 4 hours a day,

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 932642291827

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Precisão do perfil: (5.0)

Intercâmbio cultural: (5.0)

Comunicação: (5.0)

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