We're a happy little family that enjoys each others company and are not afraid to laugh and tease each other.
We live in a small rural town called Martinborough. Martinborough is famous for its 20-odd vineyards, most within walking or cycling distance of the village square; so although it's rural it's often got lots of events happening.
We love the community environment but are lucky to be close enough to the capital city when we need a change of scene.
We're looking for someone to join our little gang and enjoy our little slice of paradise.
1. Jade & Michael - we both work full time in Wellington city.
The week days are not overly exciting as it's just grinding through work and household chores but we more than make up for it in the weekends with sports and activities.
I play netball in the winter months and enjoy the sun in the summer months. Michael is an avid sports fan and follows almost all sports and plays social basketball.
Summer is here in all its glory so the local swimming pools are a daily activity and weekends usually involve at least one
physical activity (whether it be going to the BMX dirt track, walks, bike rides, finding new playgrounds, or going down to the river to climb dirt mountains and throw stones in the river).
I'm looking for someone who can help with before and after school care, and general housework (vacuuming, dishes, helping out with meals).
2. Ioane (pronounced "you-ah-knee". It's Samoan for John, we tend to just call him Ani "pronounced Arnie") is my big boy.
He is 7 and is in his second year of primary school. Ioane is a very active inquisitive child. Ani loves to ride his bike or his scooter. Ani loves ninjas and loves to practice his ninja moves on the trampline or climbing frame.
3. Ainslee is our little girl, she is 5 and is a sweet child who just enjoys where-ever/whatever Ani and I are doing. She's a happy go lucky child.
We live in a house with a large yard. House is standard with 1 bathroom and 1 toilet.
The children and I often will play football, rugby, cricket in our backyard.
I try to encourage playing outside, playing with toys or reading books Before we turn the TV on.
I hope that gives you a good view of who we are, where we are and what we do.
Feel free to get in touch if any of this sparks your interest.
Babysitting and creative play
Help around the house
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Martinborough is packed with colonial charm, and criss-crossed with walking and cycle tracks to explore.
Come and enjoy the rural slice of paradise with us.
Primarily I'm looking for someone to help out with dropping the children off to daycare & school and also to pick them up once daycare/school finishes :)
It would be great to have help with the household chores and gardening as well.
This host offers a language exchange
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We have a spare room in our house with seperate access
We will be sharing a bathroom.
There are lots of things to do in Martinborough. Vineyard cycle tours, breweries, farm tours, cycling & mountain biking, walks.
Outside of Martinborough there is still more activities to do such as Stonehenge Aotearoa, Alpaca farm, Tui Brewery & more.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week