We're an outgoing sociable couple (age 36 & 42 but still pretty young habits) with two very cute & mostly very well behaved daughters (2 & 4 years old)
Julie is German, Rob is kiwi, we're both professionals who've traveled and partied a bit in our day (parent life is a lot more home focused now). Rob surfs & kites & we both snowboard.
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.
One of the better places in the world to get an inside view of surfer life
We're looking for a 'high energy' person (female preferred - but guys OK if you're really keen on playing with our daughters), or a couple (only if you have a car & are very independent - ie you like to go out a lot when you’re not helping us), who speak good English & love getting up at 7am (this is a must), living in a nice clean house, cooking, a little garden work and looking after kids.
Cute modern inside but traditional looking 4 bedroom cottage with a nice countryside view, you can see the sea in the distance, beautiful sunsets are common.
Nice big upstairs room with a deck for you, and a queen size bed.
Our nearby beach is a beautiful big sunbathing, kiting & surfing beach (Muriwai), which is similar to the next one down the coast - which Taylor Swift called 'the most beautiful beach she's ever seen'
We have a mountain bike, lots of kite gear & surfboards (mostly around 6.3 performance style boards - if you're a beginner we could probably get a beginner one organised too) which you can use as much as you want. Rob heads out surfing or kiting 3-5 times a week so can take you out then if you want a guide.
There's mountain bike tracks (including one that hosted the NZ downhill nationals once), a skate park & tennis courts nearby if you're into any of those things.
Note there’s nothing to do in walking distance - the nearest stuff to do, including the beach, is 10 minutes drive away. Downtown Auckland is 30 minutes drive. Also we don’t have a TV.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week