Every year, more than 24,000Â people & their families experience terminalÂ illnessÂ 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.
30+ 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!”