Kia ora travellers,
Welcome to the Kapiti Coast, Wellington.
We are a young family of four, Paul (31), Jacqui (26), two kids, J(4) and A(1), and two cats.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️we are also looking for house/pet sitters for a short period in Aug/Sep and Dec2019.
We live in beautiful Paraparaumu Beach, a short walk from the beach and very close to public transport for getting in to Wellington. We have a large park, beach, nature trail and small shops within 10minutes walk from our house. Although we are an hour from Central Wellington, the train journey is beautifully scenic with views over the water in both directions.
If you're not afraid of a bit of hard work...and small children (haha), we have some ambitious plans for our home and would love some help.
We are looking for couples or two/three friends travelling together to assist with a variety of jobs. Families are also welcome to join us, our kids would love new friends. Although we have made a huge amount of progress on our house renovations already, we have some ambitious plans for the year ahead (2019/2020) including new outdoor living spaces, house painting, and reworking our garden to build in an enormous vege patch. We would also love to incorporate your own ideas and vision, particularly into the garden spaces.
We are also planning on making part of our home self contained for future travelers, so we could definitely use the help of anyone with plumbing/building experience to assist with the interior work.
Paul commutes and works close to standard business hours, while I am home with the kids during the day. A few times a week, he gets home from work and I commute to the city to work evenings/nights/weekends.
We have busy lives, but would love some new friends to share it with. We are relaxed, social and love to cook. Our family enjoys spending time at the beach and visiting the local markets on the weekend.
There is a bus stop close to the house which is a short trip to large shopping mall, cinema, aquatic centre etc. Also the train station.
Look forward to hearing from you soon.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Check out the local history or the Kapiti Island nature reserve. Embrace the coastal New Zealand way of living, with beach walks, bbqs and diy.
We are asking travellers for 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week in exchange for board and 1-2 meals a day (can cater for vegetarians). You may also be asked to house-sit the odd night alone as we go away to visit family regularly.
We are happy to negotiate on the preferred hours and jobs to maximise your time to see everything the kapiti coast and Wellington has to offer.
The jobs on offer will vary from gardening/digging out paths, house painting and prep, childcare or cooking etc. A little mix of everything.
We do have afew larger jobs such as concreting a driveway, installing a kitchenette, tiling, and carpet laying etc that we are prepared to negotiate a price for proven expertise on top of providing accommodation. We have all the tools required for these jobs and workspace for you to use
Your space would be a bedroom at the back of the house, with a queen bed and set of drawers. There is an attached second lounge for you to relax in, which currently doubles as a playroom for the kids occasionally.
This room also has a double sofa bed and can be closed off from the rest of the house for your privacy.
Work is being carried out later this year to install an ensuite and walk in wardrobe to this bedroom, as well as a kitchenette in the attached lounge.
The kitchen and bathroom are currently shared with the family, until we finish renovations on the self contained space. Our home is modest and a bit of a fixer-upper. But we love it and hope you will too.
The beautiful Kapiti Coast is an hour from Wellington City. The train ride is wonderful with views out to Kapiti Island. The local area has a lot on offer for travellers, there are scenic walking trails, boutique shops, the beach and farmers/craft markets. There is a ferry that goes out to Kapiti Island nature reserve. The walk to the top requires a medium level of fitness, but the day trip is wonderful. We are also nearby the Escarpment trail, which is locally called 'the stairway to heaven' .
Wellington City is also wonderful. With its cafe and arts culture and quirky feel. It's easy to get around by foot or bike. You can check out Te Papa Museum, the renowned cable car, or hit the shops and cheap eats in Cuba Street.
If you are hard working/ non-smoking and comfortable living alongside our crazy kids we would love to hear from you.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week