We are a young couple with two preschool age children and a cat. We're both teachers but one of us is always at home with the children. We enjoy gardening, getting outside and socialising with other young families. Life is busy and we'd love help to tick some jobs off our endless to-do list!
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We enjoy meeting people from other cultures. In the past we have hosted exchange students but since our lives have become busier with the young children we thought this would be a good option to meet people from other cultures, expand the horizons of our children as well as get a few things done. Our place is in the southern suburb of Concord and we are opposite a bus stop which goes to town, the university and stadium (though a car would be beneficial to really see the attractions). We are long-term locals so can recommend activities as well as contacts throughout Otago and Southland.
We have a range of jobs around the house from painting the fence, landscaping and building or the option to look after the children so we can get some of the jobs done could also be a possibility for the right person.
The accommodation is a caravan parked in our driveway. The caravan is self-contained with a toilet, shower and kitchen so depending on how much privacy and independence you'd like, there is the option to be fully independent although you'd also be most welcome to be in the house and just use the caravan for sleeping. It can be set up in a variety of ways so can accommodate a couple or friends travelling together, or even a group of people as it has bunks and can sleep 6. Outside the caravan there is a private spot of gravel where you can have your own outside area, or enjoy our sunny deck and backyard with us.
There are many tourist attractions on the Otago Peninsula, many which involve wildlife. You could also plan a day trip to the Catlins or Moeraki Boulders from Dunedin. Tunnel Beach is only 5 minutes drive away as well as many other beaches that have good surf. St Clair is just over the hill which is a great place for coffee or dinner as well as walking along the beach.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
An average of around 4 hours a day negotiable