We live on a large section on the edge of Tauranga. We have lots of fruit trees, a large vegie garden, a few chicken, a worm farm, a crazy demanding cat & a large Newfoundland dog. There is always lots to do to keep the place in order (although generally a week at a time is all we can accomodate) & since our 4 children have left home we love having workaways to help & to keep us company! Autumn is a busy time preserving all our produce - we make a lot of our food & what we do buy is generally wholesome & natural.
We have a tennis court, small gym & swimming pool which you are welcome to use.
We have travelled extensively.
We are non smokers & expect you to refrain from smoking in the house please.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
We are very international in our outlook having travelled extensively & love expanding our knowledge. We would love to share with you our culture & can help with planning further trips around NZ.
Help will depend on the time of the year & will vary between garden work - weeding, trimming of hedges, turning the compost, mowing lawn etc or house work - dusting, cleaning floors & windows. We'd always be happy for you to cook a meal - especially something typical from your country!
English with basic French & Spanish
Separate guest wing with large games room - TV, cinema & pool table all available for use - including a small gym. There are two separate rooms with a double bed in each plus a bathroom & small kitchen, however meals will be had together with us.
Tauranga is a beautiful city on the coast - we are a 15 min drive from an amazing surf beach. Tauranga is also very well placed in the central north island - with Rotorua, Hobbiton, The Coromandel & Auckland all close by. I'm happy to collect you from a bus - if that's necessary.
Couples/two friends only please
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
5 hours a day. Can work full day & have next day off if that works for you.