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Living fairly close to the beautiful Northland city Whangarei, my home is open to travellers who is exploring New Zealand for short term or long. I live with my autistic 6 year old and two couples on the property. I am originally from China and have settled down in New Zealand for 7 years. We have many cultures in our house, kiwis, dutch, asian all well mingled.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesGardeningDIY and building projectsBabysitting and creative playHelp around the houseGeneral Maintenance
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
We love go outing, walking, exploring, so we will be able to show you around. My family also has a yacht, and is possibly for you to experience a day sailing trip for you to see the city from different angle when condition suits.
Projects involving children
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Currently I am looking into renovating the back studio to create more living spaces. Working full time as well as looking after my kid, I am looking for help with general houseworks, maintaining the property, and a couple of hours per day babysitting (playing with child) so I can focus on my building project. I would like you to help me playing with kid and occasionally for help to pass me some materials, holding ladder for me, but mainly if you can help me with babysitting, so I can focus on building, that would be a great help to me. Total weekly hours will not be over 20 hours. No help in the weekends.
Chinese (Mandarin): Fluent
This host offers a language exchange
I would be interested in sharing my language, my boy can share Maori if you are interested. We would love to learn a little of any other languages.
We have a cabin that can sleep two on a bunk bed. Shower, bathroom and kitchen will be shared at the main house. Road parking is available. We have a dog so better you are not afraid of dogs. We are not vegetarian and you are welcome to join us for meals if you don't have special requirement.
What else ...
If you don't have your transport, bus services are convenient in town taking you to all scenic spots. I can also help with transport when I'm not working. Whangerei Falls, Quarry Gardens, Hundertwasser Museum, Town Basin are some places close by. Northland beaches are the places you want to explore. Plenty of events around town every now and then.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
We have fibre internet unlimited.
How many Workawayers can stay?
Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week