Homestay Auckland, New Zealand

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Home & property help on semi-rural property in lovely New Zealand

Top Host
This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
Connect with nature
14 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Connect with the locals
13 travelers recommend this host to have close contact with locals
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Painting & Decorating
Help with painting or decorating the property facilities.
Animal Care
Help look after and take care of animals.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
You can use our surfboards as much as you want.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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Stay at least
1 week

The Experience

Come help us out on our gorgeous property and have your own self contained one bedroom apartment to live in! We are looking for some help (lawn care, DIY, painting) around our rural property on the edge of Auckland. Any basic carpentry skills are a bonus! We're open to host an individual or couple. We live on a two hectare property only 30 minutes from the centre of Auckland city central in New Zealand. Available immediately & through summer.

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  • Intermediate English
  • Between 20 and 50 years old
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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17 Reviews


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Hours & Tasks




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How this experience will transform you

  • 14 Get in touch with nature
  • 13 Meeting locals
  • 11 Immersing in the local culture
  • 10 Practicing English
  • 9 Meeting international travelers
  • 6 Learning about sustainability

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 14 15. Life on land
  • 11 3. Good health and well-being
  • 3 10. Reduced inequalities



My husband and I we had a great time! Grace and Johan are very helpful and friendly people. They offered to give us rides to the city and on weekends invited us for BBQs (Best lamb I've ever had). They were always available for questions and trusted us with the worktasks. They provide you a lovely apartment were you have all the privacy you need. They have a wonderful baby and a lovely dog which instantly make you smile. I would totally recommend this volunteering to everyone who wants to have a great experience.

3 months ago



Grace and Johan were outstanding hosts in every regard. They went above and beyond in helping us with our travel related tasks like buying a campervan. We felt welcomed and confortable at any time. The quality of the accommodation is extraordinary as well. In addition to that, there is an absolutely lovely Baby and a beautiful dog. Highly recommended!

4 months ago

United States


I had a wonderful time volunteering with Grace, Johan and the Tiny Human. They were kind and compassionate every step of the way and communicated clearly. I got injured while I was there and they were very flexible and helpful. They catered the work to what I was able to do/what I excel at and that was great! I even came back for another 10 days at the end of my trip. Oh and Grace taught me to surf! I'm nonbinary and they Immediately worked on using my correct pronouns. AND every other Worldpacker who came in the first 5 weeks I stayed was also queer so it is definitely a safe space.

4 months ago

United States


Grace & Yohan couldn't have been more welcoming! They made me feel comfortable and at home, right away. We took trips into town, to the beach and enjoyed relaxing days at the house. When I wanted to explore on my own, Grace & Yohan were beyond helpful with figuring out where I should go, what I should do and how best to get there. Their property is lovely and there is such a variety of work to do. Anyone would be able to find something they enjoy. I cannot recommend their home stay more. I only wish I'd booked to stay longer!

5 months ago



We felt very confortable since day one. Grace and Johan are really good people and they will make you feel as part of the family. The studio is very nice and gave us the privacy we needed. Alhough some of the tasks were hard work, we would balanced it with some surf classes or just lay at the beach. We really enjoyed our stay here and recommend to any worldpacker.

5 months ago

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About the host

Hosted by Grace

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This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.
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Response Time
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