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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 3 of 20 hectare island
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Other
Host ID: 52277
Country: Tonga

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Last Updated: December 2, 2019

This is a 20 hectare island in the northern island group of Tonga, Vavau. We are a 20 minute boat ride from the nearest town Nieafu where we shop for supplies also has restaurants, cafes and bars. We usually go to Nieafu every 10-14 days. There is no public transport. Nearest Village is on neighbouring OFU Island.

We require general help gardening (including pruning, chain sawing, propagating & weeding), cooking, building, painting, web design, artwork in exchange for food and accommodation. Generally five hours a day, hours to be discussed taking into account weather, (especially humidity), tides and projects.

CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR: Mature person or couple to help with plumbing, building, gardening and general maintenance (weeding, chain sawing, pruning and planting).

Own double bedroom and shared bathroom. (photo below shows bedroom).

Currently only us on Umuna Island so very quiet and tranquil.
Umuna Island has beautiful beaches on the west side (sunset) and rugged cliffs on the East (sunrise). Several uninhabited islands within walking distance to explore include Kenutu, LoLo and Faloa. Great snorkelling and fishing.
We have phone and wifi reception.
You will need your own mobile and you can purchase a phone/data plan.
No smoking in house or beach area.
Special Dietary requirements will need to be discussed prior to accepting helper. Food selection is limited and fresh fruit and vege seasonal.

Climate: This is just a guide and may vary.
Summer - December, January, February 23-30 degrees with high to very high humidity.
Autumn - March, April, May 20-30 degrees with medium to high humidity
Winter - June, July, August 19-28 degrees with low humidity
Spring - September, October, November 20-30 degrees with low to high humidity

To ensure peace of mind for you and us, any underlying or previous health issues must be discussed prior to accepting the position.
Living on a remote tropical island can be risky for certain conditions and we are at least an hour (by boat and then car) to the nearest Doctor.

Travel Insurance is essential.

Are you RELIABLE, positive, flexible, energetic, fit, healthy, enthusiastic and looking for an experience on a South Pacific Island?
Contact us and see if we can work out some dates.

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