We are a family of 5 living in rural Taranaki. We live on a farm and work is a mixture of on & off farm for us. Our family has an interesting blend of interests from technology to farming and tramping in the native bush close by. Non-smoking household.
**Covid-19. We have decided that we will start hosting guests once New Zealand moves to alert level 2. We are still keen to host travellers, and we will work with whatever the social distancing rules are at the time to still try and create a welcoming environment for you.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
The work will depend on the volunteer's skills and interests, and could include child care (outside of school hours), cooking, cleaning, gardening, farm work, milking cows and more.
Separate cottage on the farm. I will provide breakfast for you to have at 'home'. Evening meals will be with the family at our place. Midday meals will be a mixture of eating with us or on your own - with food I provide :).
Taranaki is unique in the world because it's possible to surf in the waves and ski on the mountain in the same day. If they're not your type of activities, or it's the wrong time of year, there are plenty of bush walks and coastal walks. The nearest big town is New Plymouth - everything is driving distance away, and you will get the most out of your stay if you have your own car (although we are happy to take you sightseeing when we have time).
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