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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 4
Persons: A couple;
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 41505
Region: Auckland

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Last Updated: June 7, 2020

Hi - we are a couple of 70+ year olds, still young at heart who have regularly enjoyed company from around the globe. We have a lifestyle block which we affectionately call our life sentence block because there is always work needing to be done. We have a little slice of paradise less than an hour (non peak traffic times) from downtown Auckland. Set in resort-like surroundings with a swimming pool and man-cave, our home is a great place to drop your travel bags, and relax a while. Lex has been in a car accident and is now in a wheelchair unable to do the jobs he used to do, but has all the knowledge and tools to give you a great NZ rural experience. We need independent helpers with outdoor skills to keep our little place running and tidy. We specifically need help with a variety of tasks eg gardening, controlling weeds and tasks to keep our land and home under control. Ability to drive a tractor or use power tools would be useful. Lex also has a military vehicle he is restoring and loves a hand with that too. We really would appreciate your physicality to make some of these jobs happen! We do have plenty of indoor tasks for the wet or cold day too! We look forward to enjoying evenings around the dinner table together discussing each other's life's experiences.

We apologise that we are currently unable to support Helpxers who are new in the country and need our help to get set up for your time in NZ, so if you give yourself a week or so in Auckland to buy your car, get your banking and IRD number sorted then we'd love you to come out to us. You really do need to have your own vehicle as we are not close enough to buses and trains. Also we are happy to 'lump' the 4 hours a day into full days to give opportunities to take full days away enjoying our beautiful district.
Non-smokers only please.
We look forward to meeting you, assisting you with great advice about your NZ experiences and most importantly making new friends.

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