We are a family with three children aged 4,8,13. We live in an old kauri villa (built in 1925-thats old for New Zealand) in a stunning remote area with Kiwis on our land. You can usually hear them every night. If you are lucky you may see one.
We love healthy food,good company and fun!
Our property needs some TLC to bring it up to what we want it to be like...So it’s work in progress...
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Staying with us you have the opportunity to live by the sea,go fishing,swimming,paddle boarding,Kayaking,walk in the native bush,hear kiwis at night and maybe even spot one. Enjoy the peace and quiet of the area or hop in the car and explore what the neighbourhood has to offer.
We are starting our own food forest, expand the vegetable garden and do some landscaping and painting.
There are always odd chores to do so depending on the weather and season-we can talk things through and decide what job suits you best.
There is also household chores such as cleaning windows,floors and general indoor housework that you can help out with.
A very basic private sleepout,yet clean with comfortable bedding and a view.
Sharing the family bathroom/toilet facilities.
We eat together-(5 days a week) Weekends you do your own thing. We eat healthy happy hearty meals...and everyone helps washing the dishes and tidying the kitchen at the end of the day.
Please advise if you have any food intolerances or allergies as we will bear this in mind.
You need a vehicle, town is 25 minutes away with no shops on the way out-make sure you have enough fuel to get you there and back!
Kerikeri and Paihia have local markets,shops and cafes/restaurants...and bars,though there isn’t much nightlife during the winter months.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week