We are a family of four with 20 acres situated in the beautiful Maraetotara Valley. Our 2 children are aged 17 and 8, both boys. We have a dog Teddy. We also have chickens, a Rooster, Scottish Highland steers, cattle and ducks. We have a small functioning vege garden. We live 30 minutes to the closest city, Hastings, 20 minutes to our closest village, Havelock North, 10 minutes to our closest beach and shop, Waimarama Beach and Ocean Beach and bush walks. There is NO PUBLIC TRANSPORT to or from our property. However, we are happy to pick you up from the bus stop in Hastings or Napier or the Napier Airport.
We live on an elevated site overlooking the valley out to the ocean. We have lived here for 11 years.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
I am Māori and my husband is Cornish. Together we make a great team. We are both generous hosts and very hospitable. I am eager to incorporate my culture to those who are interested and also introduce our cultural cuisine, which, depending on the season, could include a traditional Māori hangi, if you are keen to help. Oh and my husband cooks the yummiest Yorkshire puddings.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
On going maintenance, painting, water blasting, gardening, feeding animals, small building projects, light household duties.
We have a self contained flat available that can easily accommodate up to four people. We also have a two bedroom self contained cottage.
There is plenty to do in beautiful Hawkes Bay. What ever you enjoy doing, I am sure you will find here, what ever the season. We are happy to pick you up or drop you off from our closest bus depot, Hastings or airport, Napier. We will also be happy to show you the local sights when we are not working. There is no public transport to or from our property.
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