Experience the beautiful Whangarei Coastal area of Whangarei Heads, New Zealand

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello. I have been hosting for 10 + years and have over 50 positive references - on various hosting sites.
    I live in McLeod's Bay on the side of Mt Manaia, overlooking the beautiful bay.
    Many great walking tracks from my house, and walking distance to two bays.

     I have a 16 Yr old cat (and very fat) named Babigurl. She used to be a stray cat before she moved herself in and made friends with me so she had a very difficult former life. Cat lovers only plz.
    I am a professional singer and a former professional bass player. I love to sing & dance. I love to sing more than anything in the world!! I'm a rock jazz, country, blues singer that's not to uptight and quite open minded about different lifestyles cultures and outlooks with a GLBT friendly home.
    I AM A LCHF / KETOGENIC eater which is the opposite of vegetarianism and veganism so you wont find carbs here. For this reason unfortunately I cannot accommodate vegetarians and vegans.
    (I love cooking and food. I may have to bake for you as I miss baking ..but i wont be eating any of it.)
    I love fishing and in the summer I love camping, hiking and snorkeling (i want to learn to scuba dive and will do so when I get the $$$ together), gathering seafood, fishing, boating & being at the beach. It's a great thing live near the beach!! I love portrait photography and I'm a newly developed artist, enjoy painting landscapes.
     I love board games I am also a bookworm with an insatiable appetite for books
    I love to travel, and have been around the world (East all the way around to be exact) l will never get sick of traveling. Even small day trips are great fun! I enjoy being witty and I DO break out into song at a moments notice!!

    My personal philosophy is atheist. (no-religion.) However I do believe in the universal truth, which to my mind is living a good life based on listening to your conscience. Respecting others right to believe what they want and I'm open to learning about all cultures and lifestyles.
    I enjoy Interesting people with a GREAT sense of humor and intelligence. Musical and artistic people and people that can tell a great yarn (a story about their experiences) I like liberal open-minded critical thinkers. 

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Local waking tracks, quiet and private rural/coastal location for relaxing and getting back to nature.

  • Help

    Help

    I keep my house very clean and tidy.

    I WORK VERY LONG HOURS SO MY BIGGEST REQUIREMENT IS HAVING SOMEBODY TO HELP ME KEEP THE HOUSEWORK AND GROUNDS MAINTAINED

    HOUSEWORK:
    - Water & weed gardens.
    - meal prep and cooking. (as required.)
    - clean and dry all surfaces in the kitchen & bathrooms, including the benches, oven, microwave, and stove-top, showers etc
    - ensure all dishes are done (and put away in the correct location)
    - vacuuming, dusting, mopping etc...
    - help with laundry as required.

    Any tasks that come up while you are visiting that I need extra help with. (Usually housework or gardening related.)
    The house is kept very clean and tidy so the tasks aren't difficult or arduous.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Arabic: Beginner
    German: Beginner
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner
    Italian: Beginner
    Maori: Beginner
    Russian: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    This place is an idylic holiday location.
     
    I live on the coast at Whangarei Heads surrounded by beaches. Our beach is McLeods Bay. I live right between Mount Manaia and Mount Aubrey. Department of conservation walking tracks within minutes of my front door. Surf beach 10 mins down the road.(Ocean Beach).
    YOUR SPACE:
    Your have your own bedroom furnished with a queen sized bed, own toilet and bathroom, share living areas & kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    *️️️️there is so much down-time to explore the local attractions

    *️️️️there is free wifi Internet.

    *️️️️I always provide dinner but you will need to forage carbs for yourself at breakfast and/or lunch.
    I do not provide personal care items (things like soap, shampoo, conditioner etc).
    *️️️️ if I'm not working I will be happy to take you to visit local places of interest in exchange for reasonable financial compensation for my vehicle running costs.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    3 to 5 hours depending on organizational skills and work ethic

Babigurl and I having a nap

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