We are a family of 5, Mum, Dad and 3 children ages; 6,5 & 2. We are a dairy farming family located in Central Taranaki milking 360 cows. Our older 2 children attend primary school Monday - Friday, whilst our youngest is at home with Mum and Dad. Over our busy calving period (July-October/November) we need an extra pair of hands living with us to help look after our children and run our household.
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.
We have both traveled and lived overseas prior to having children and really enjoy travelling with our children as much as possible now. We are a typical kiwi family with broad interests and experiences in living in both town and country!
We are a hands on working dairy farm in which host visitors will be able to learn about the day to day operations & overall how a dairy farm operates. Host visitors will also be engaging with our children & therefore experience what kiwi kids enjoy & how we live our lives.
We hope to learn about our host visitors native culture & family backgrounds.
We require someone who has the ability to see what needs doing around the home by using their initiative and who enjoys being around children and family. As both Mum and Dad work on the farm full time there is plenty of things that we need help with at home, including; childcare, laundry, light cooking, housework, outside maintenance. There is also scope for a willing person to help out with some farm jobs, for example feeding calves, milking cows.
Live in, room inside, king single bed, own tv and communal tv in our lounge, wifi internet.
Paid position including board/lodgings/food. Use of vehicle for private use also.
Taranaki is a beautiful region which boasts Mt Taranaki, loads of bush walks/hikes, beaches, lakes and rivers - all within wasy reach of each other. We live 3kms from Eltham township and a 10-15 mins drive from Stratford and Hawera.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
25hours with 2 days off