We need some help with our young dog Mocha, who has joined our family of five (3 kids 17, 17 &12 years) we live just by the beach in Wellington with sea views and a short walk or bus to the city centre. There is ongoing gardening work and general help around the house - vacuuming, hanging out washing, dusting etc Can you help? Do you have these skills and are happy to take the dog for a walk in the middle of the day? Our son (12 yrs) is learning the guitar and would love some encouragement from a fellow guitar player in the afternoon. We would also ask you to join the family cooking roster, cooking a few times during the week while the various after school/evening activities happen - football,ultimate frisbee,debating,music etc
Help in the house
You will have a lovely place to rest and unpack their bags for awhile. Having travelled a lot ourselves we know it is nice to have a base and explore just as locals do for awhile. A chance to improve your English (with a Kiwi accent), find out about good local walks and bike rides.
Work will be helping us by walking the dog, garden projects,could involve some touch up painting inside. Plus cooking during the week and contributing to general households jobs like vacuuming, hanging out the washing etc. We are happy for you to stay over the weekend but generally no work will be required then. We have just returned from 4 years in Europe and so you can converse with some of us in French, German, Spanish or Dutch! Surf lifesaving,football and Ultimate Frisbee are some of the sports our kids are into.
Room and board, access to WiFi and a piano if you are missing playing on your travels. Shared bathroom.
English, French,German and Dutch plus some spanish
Own room with double bed and warderobe. Shared bathroom. WiFi. We live on a hill so be prepared for the stairs 86 but the views are worth it.
Can walk to town along the waterfront or use buses to get to town.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week