Over 30 Holiday Houses & Growing!
From generous bach owners around New Zealand.
For the terminally ill to spend quality time with friends & family
in a difficult time
Completely free! No booking, registration or cancellation fees
At this time family, finances are strained.
Quick & easy process
Apply online with proof of illness
Specify family members, date & time
We match you with a holiday home
You connect with the owner to finalise
Provide the terminally ill and their immediate families a break with a small cost.
When people are terminally ill, the family life revolves around the illness. It is difficult to escape the illness, with bills to pay, medicines around the house. Time out, away from home gives the family an opportunity to come closer together, allowing a lot of the stresses and pressures to be put aside for a short time.
Families are strengthened by knowing others care about them enough to give them some practical help and support. Often a lot of the support offered at this time is medical and directed at the terminally ill person. TimeOut centers on the entire family.
Every year, more than 24,000 people & their families experience terminal illness in NZ
You can help many with little effort or commitment
Your vacant bach can provide an amazing time for families who have little time left
They may just have a few months left with their loved one.
Donate in a big way without spending cash
Provide your holiday home or bach to terminally ill people that might struggle to afford it.
Small effect on your existing holiday home income
You can choose to donate your bach only for the time it is vacant.
Bach owner FAQ
Can I donate in the offseason?
Totally, you can donate your bach for any day of the year.
Will I know who would be in the house? How many people?
We verify all the individuals who will be using the property and share the details with you before confirming their stay.
How about my health and safety liability?
We ask that all guests are safe to travel and take care of their health & safety depending on the stage of their health condition and other relevant factors.
What about insurance?
If you don’t usually rent out your holiday home then your insurance for a residential home may exclude cover for damage by guests. We recommend that you check your policy and get advice from your insurer or insurance broker about your coverage.
We recommend you get advice before signing up with Timeout as clause 4.1(d) of our terms and conditions for providers says you acknowledge that the property is adequately insured for use by the recipient.
What are the costs that I will incur?
You might have management costs or cleaning costs that will not be covered by TimeOut or the terminally ill family. The Terminally ill family are asked to clean the property however you might prefer a deeper professional clean on their exit.
How does this affect my Tax?
Donated time is currently considered personal time by IRD in relation to the mixed-use asset formula.
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