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Waitakere City
All Year: Now till 13/12/17
Area (ha): .2
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 36863
Region: Auckland

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Last Updated: December 3, 2017

Hi, Its now the start of summer in Huia and it has been absolutely beautiful. We are a coastal rural environment, and we are right on the edge of the Manukau harbour with beautiful bush walks and gorgeous beaches (one just a few minutes walk down the road). We have work available till 13 Dec 17, then again mid-January.

There is a LOT of weeding to be done right now, this is our priority. We also need to dig some holes for piles to make a floor. There are some other light building maintenance and housework jobs, like waterblasting, cleaning windows, cleaning and/or sanding walls and ceiling for painting.

You need to be self motivated and get along with jobs on your own. So bring your great personality and enthusiasm!

There is one other job for a talented carpenter/wood worker, and that is restoring the wooden desk of an old fashioned treadle sewing machine.

Make sure you are prepared to work outside, bring a hat and suncream! 4 hours per day work is what we expect you to do, but of course we love and appreciate if you choose to give extra time. We would recommend starting at 9am and finishing at 1pm, to give you the afternoon to explore and enjoy our beautiful coastal environment. I am happy to provide a good breakfast and evening meal, and a light lunch. If you require more food than that please bring your own extras to snack on.

If 4 hours is for some reason too long for you, then a solid 3 hours is acceptable, and as a compromise we ask you look after your own meals. :)

We have a comfortable caravan a good distance from the main house so you have plenty of privacy. There is a double bed in there and a seat that could be a bed, but it's not very wide.

It would be an advantage for you to have your own vehicle, in order to make the most of this area and because there is no public transport out here other than the bus service to Laingholm, which is 8.7km from our house. Hitch-hiking is quite common on Huia road.

We can do pick ups from stop 5485 on Huia Road with the Laingholm 170, 171 or 172 bus service. You can look at www.at.govt.nz for full timetables or try this link. https://at.govt.nz/media/1331056/w09_titirangi_laingholm_oct-2015-web.pdf

You will be living with a family with school age children (11 and 13), so we would love to see some good references if you have them. We value high levels of responsibility, kindness, fun and honour as personal traits of the people who stay in our home. Also, the children hate the smell of smoke, so it is wonderful if you don't!

We welcome new friends we haven't yet met, to share our table, have some good laughs and enjoy helping us make our environment even more beautiful than it already is.

Best wishes
Rachel & Joe

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