We live near the coast in north Waikato, on a small lifestyle property. We have a deeply rural feeling with large farms around us, beautiful views across farmland to the west coast often with spectacular sunsets and night skies. This is a beautiful area with a very peaceful rural escape feeling to it.
Our house has recently been refurbished and we have facilities for bed and breakfast guests. We are new to this site but have hosted many travellers from many countries (contact has usually been by word of mouth) and thoroughly enjoy the experiences.
We need help mostly with gardening projects - developing new areas and hand weeding pest plants in our small bush area.
We have 9 hens, 1small dog, vegetable gardens and a tennis court. You could even choose to camp in our top field in one of our retro tents for a sense of peaceful rural escape.
Your own transport is best because of our location which also means it works well to work some longer days with full days off to explore the area (Port Waikato, Raglan, Hamilton) however if you are interested but don’t have own vehicle please contact us anyway as we may be able to pick you up. Pick up and drop to/from Auckland airport is often possible.
We are just ten minutes drive from Nikau Cave () which is a “not to miss” adventure tourism experience.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
I have hosted many, many language students over the years in previous life in Auckland and have plenty of patience with anyone who has limited English and enjoy helping anyone who wants to improve their English. I have also some experience in teaching cooking.
General gardening, vegetable gardening, hand weeding pest plants from the bush, developing new garden areas, some house painting only if that is one of your skills!
Own recently refurbished rooms and own bathroom in area of house separated from main house by hallway and door. Or retro camping in lovely field if you choose.
We enjoy good food as I am an experienced cook and eat a varied diet. We are not vegetarian but I Can easily accomodate vegetarian or GF diets.
There is no public transport in this area however we can often arrange rides with others in the neighbourhood but own transport is best.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week