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.

100+ Holiday Homes Around NZ & Growing

Our database of holiday homes is growing quickly but there are still gaps around NZ where we would love to be able to offer TimeOut options


Since 2007 we have been donating our holiday home to families with a member who is terminally ill.

The feedback we receive clearly shows that families find it very valuable to them. We’ve enjoyed sharing our good fortune with others and can say to other holiday home owners without a doubt that this is a very simple and worthwhile thing to do. We’ve now joined TimeOut NZ and encourage other like-minded holiday home owners to do so too. Read More

Doug Hanna – Current TimeOut Holiday Home Donator



“Living with and caring for someone who is terminally ill can be extremely exhausting. Being able to go away reduced those stresses and helped me feel like a teenager again. It also helped our family to enjoy moments of laughter together, which rejuvenated and strengthened us for the fight ahead.”



“Being at home after feeling so unwell and lots of discussions around life and death with family it felt like cancer was hanging around at home like a bad smell! Going to a new place felt like leaving that bad smell behind and entering a fresh new and untouched smell! It felt like a ‘holiday’ from cancer!”

How it Works

Submit details of the property you want to list. These details are kept private.

A verified guest submits a booking request on the website

The TimeOut team match booking requirements to your property (location, amenities) and forward to you for approval

Booking confirmation sent to guest upon your approval

We take the safety of our guests and properties seriously

Pre-booking verification of all guests and their family members

We verify the medical status of patients

Approval by property owners before booking confirmation

Option for holiday house owners to keep the property info private until the booking approval

Register your interest for more information below or click here to donate your holiday home now

We are on a break from the 21st December and will be back on board on the 29th of January 2020. You can still send your enquiries or applications in the meantime and we will respond once we are back. Happy Holidays from the team at TimeOut!