help exchange   Host 80454
Home   About   FAQ's   Testimonials   Feedback   Insurance   Companions   Posters  
Australia   New Zealand   Europe   Canada   USA   International   log-in
Help Exchange helpx.net


Queenstown
All Year: See dates in Description
Area (ha): 1
Persons: 1 or 2 (a couple).
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 80454
Region: Otago

Note: Please login or register if you wish to see all full size photos and part reviews. You will also require to upgrade to premier membership in order to view contact details, weblinks and complete reviews.

Last Updated: January 16, 2020

Hello helpers,

*** Looking for helpers for weekly periods from February, especially the week starting 3rd February. Booked up for January.***

We've been a helpx host for about 2 years, having seen it work so well with our neighbours over the past couple of years. It has been great fun and we've enjoyed meeting so many new people from around the world. Looking forward to meeting more, helping them explore the area and at the same time, sorting out our garden and helping out around the house.

We are located in the countryside near Arrowtown among beautiful NZ scenery with views of the Wakatipu basin. Our home is situated on a one hectare plot. By car, we are 5 mins to Arrowtown, 10 mins to Queenstown Airport and 20 mins to Queenstown. All pics are from and in our home.

Originally from the UK, we lived in Australia for 12 years and have now settled in NZ.
We are looking for ideally 2 people (a couple) to help us with landscaping, gardening and painting. We would also expect you to help around the house with the usual day to day tasks during your stay e.g. helping with the washing up, cleaning etc. and keeping your room tidy.

We need you to be fit and strong and to be able to both speak and understand English well. We are flexible, and you could help us for either 4 hours a day, or 1-day on/1-day off. We typically have helpers stay with us for a week (and have had many return later on their trip).

Our ideal helpers would be those with experience in some of the following:

1. Landscaping;
2. Painting and decorating;
3. Gardening, including use of hedge trimmers, mowers and weedeaters; and
4. General DIY.

But don't worry if you don't have experience as guidance will be provided.

In addition to our usual tasks we are also currently looking for some help establishing an on-line business so experience in digital marketing and distribution would be extremely useful.

Our Helpers must:

- Like dogs (we have two beagles who will want your love and attention)
- Have their own transport (we are not on a bus route and hitch-hiking to us is very difficult) and
- Be non-smokers, as there is no smoking inside or outside the property.

When contacting us please could you confirm that you're okay with all of the points above. We always reply to all enquiries and would appreciate it if you could reply if we reach out to you, even if your answer is a short 'thanks but no'.

Your accommodation would be a guest bedroom with queen-sized bed and exclusive use of a new en-suite bathroom with access of course to the lounges and kitchen. Wifi is available. Breakfast and lunch provisions would be available and you’re welcome to join us for dinner and beers each night. Des is a great cook and he's keen for a challenge.

We look forward to hearing from you in the near future and having the opportunity to welcome you into our home and show you the area.

Paul, Des and the beagles.

reviews (22)
Helper: David Biehl Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: December 26, 2019
We stayed one amazing week with Paul and Des and the two beagles Bruce and Fo... view complete review

Helper: Aline and Ian Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: November 4, 2019
What a beautiful place! The house and location are amazing and on top of tha... view complete review

Helper: Marine and Kevin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: October 10, 2019
We had a wonderful time with Paul, Des, Bruce and Fox. Their really nice and ... view complete review

Helper: George and Hannah Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: May 15, 2019
Paul and Des are a lovely, welcoming couple who were a pleasure to work for. ... view complete review

Helper: Kevin and Guillaume Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Belgium Date: April 12, 2019
We stayed with Paul and Des for 6 days in March/April and it has been a real ... view complete review

Helper: Sonia and Mathieu Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 25, 2019
We stayed one week with Paul, Des and the two lovely Beaggles during our trip... view complete review

Helper: Craig and Jordan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: March 24, 2019
We had a thoroughly enjoyable time with Paul, Des, Bruce and Fox in their ama... view complete review

Helper: Lawrence and Janet Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: February 13, 2019
Paul and Des have an impressive garden that has taken a huge effort to establ... view complete review

Helper: Sarina and Jonas Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: December 17, 2018
We really loved and enjoyed our stay at Paul and Des and their amazing place ... view complete review

Helper: Javier and Marcos Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Argentina Date: December 15, 2018
We stayed with Paul and Des for a week, and spent an incredibly wonderful tim... view complete review

Helper: Liam and Beckie Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: November 22, 2018
Amazing Help X experience, Paul and Des made us feel very welcome, it felt li... view complete review

Helper: Rémi and Amandine Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: October 30, 2018
We stayed with Paul and Des for a week, and had an absolutely lovely time ! T... view complete review

Helper: Gabriel and Talia Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: October 15, 2018
We always joke that Paul, Des & The Boys ruined us for all future HelpX endea... view complete review

Helper: Tom and Hannah Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: September 23, 2018
We stayed with Paul, Des, 🐕 fox and Bruce 🐕 for a week and ... view complete review

Helper: Janice Williamson Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: May 17, 2018
I stayed with Paul and Des for a week and it was fantastic. They are both ver... view complete review

Helper: Alfonso and Celine Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: May 4, 2018
WE stayed in Paul and Des' home for 5 nights and It was just amazing. We wer... view complete review

Helper: Owen and Tish Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: March 13, 2018
We stayed with Paul and Des for a week in Feb 18. They were wonderful hosts a... view complete review

Helper: Catriona and Andy Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: March 12, 2018
We stayed for a week with Paul and Des - it was one of the best weeks we've h... view complete review

Helper: Vincent and Pricillia Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 22, 2018
We had a very good time with Paul, Des and the two boys. They do not consider... view complete review

Helper: Ornella and Lucas Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 10, 2018
We stayed one week with Paul and Des and we really enjoyed the time spent wit... view complete review

Helper: Jonas and Jule Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: December 19, 2017
After spending 10 days with Paul, Des and the beagles, leaving them behind wa... view complete review

Helper: Andy Kearney Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: November 28, 2017
I stayed with Paul and Des for just over a week, it was an excellent stay, th... view complete review

Back to Top helpx.net
Copyright © 2001 - 2020, HelpX, All Rights Reserved :: disclaimer :: terms of use