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PAIHIA
All Year: December 2017
Area (ha): .5
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 10189
Region: Far North

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Last Updated: November 18, 2017

Our family home is by the beach in Paihia, an easy beach walk to town. Part of my life is spend on maintenance and gardening and part of the time overseas using my skills for others. In recent years I have been on volunteer assignments in Papua New Guinea, Bougainville and the Solomon Islands and this year I have just returned from looking after pangolins in Central African Republic, last year I spent a month cycling through Laos. I enjoy meeting people like you on your travels too.

Our home has a great location - panoramic sea views just by a sandy beach. It is an easy beach walk or 2 min drive to Paihia wharf and cafes and the Russell ferry, while a 1 hr coastal walk leads to the port of Opua.
I welcome you to help in a range of property maintenance,housework, gardening (and possibly boat-building) tasks. My preference is for two people travelling together who have good practical skills. Come for 4-5 days or longer.
I offer your own comfortable room,free WiFi, and breakfast, lunch and dinner in return for 4 hours work a day (or do longer days with more hours then take full days off for sightseeing).

Intercity buses arrive in Paihia - just a few minutes away - pick up no problem.

Currently I have only a small list of tasks so my preference is for 2 people travelling together for 4 - 7 nights. What will you be doing? Some or all of the following, depending on our needs, your skills and the weather: garden landscaping, general maintenance on our rental properties in the local area - cleaning, painting and decorating, gardening, water blasting; housework or spring cleaning in our home; work on our 100 acre bush block - scrub clearing, tree planting,general maintenance; boat shed work (my friend Doug is currently completing the build of a 47 ft yacht, rebuilding a large excavator, as well as upgrading a steel ex-fishing boat to be taken up to the Solomon Islands for use in transporting building materials for schools and hospitals.)




Thanks for the warm welcome and the nice week, we wish you good luck with your garden. J & S, Germany

I have had a great time here! Thank you for letting me into your house and your family. Z, Canada.

PHOTOS- VIEW FROM OUR HOME, JANE OUTSIDE OUR HOME, OUR YACHT DURING PAINTING, HELP X PIERRE TIDYING OUR TOOLSHED, DOUG IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA REPAIRING A DINGHY, AT HOME WITH TWO GREAT HELP X ASSISTANTS!

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