I'm looking to establish a small eco-friendly 'Home Camp' in suburban Auckland. I work part-time to pay the bills and part-time for community orgaisations as a volunteer. This means I don't get to work on my own projects at home.
So the exchanged would be task orientated, 'ie' getting the painting gear out is best done in one go and finished off, so it might take a full day. So the following day is a rest and recreation day.
Ideally, a seven day stay, be it a single/couple or two people who have a bit of life experience, who aren't afraid to ask questions and can work independently.
Speaking and cooking Korean, Spanish, or French, as this is what the house hold are into right now would be a bonus but not essential. And being okay around animals, we have a very friendly outside dog, and an affectionate but sometimes grumpy
tomcat (RIP Thomas) Chickens are on their way!
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Its a fun house hold of 4 you will be invited to be part of. My kids are great, they are with me part time and when they are here, they are full of energy and interested in new people.
My kids are interested in learning
and Japanese, so if you speak these languages that would be a bonus.
They speak Samoan, and I'm not sure I can say we are typical Kiwi family. I think of us as South Pacific Islands as we live on the biggest Island Archipelago in the South Pacific.
I have a number of projects on the go at the same time. So the place can look disorganised. I need help completing some are quite simple tasks which have a start and finish...like painting the sleep out, staining new decking and re-staining the existing deck.
Other and more complex tasks include constructing an outdoor bathroom. Water tanks and irrigation for the gardens. Light jobs like pruning the olive trees and general garden maintenance.
An (almost) Tiny House in the back lawn. Comfortable, but needs finishing.
We live two zone bus ride to the CBD. We live in Beachhaven, I suggest you google it. Bus stops are 100 meters away. For the more adventurous, there is a commuter ferry ride to the City at the end of the road (about a 15min walk or you can take the bikes on board and go to town).
There are lots of things to do in and around BeachHaven, tennis, squash, swimming, biking, rowing, kayaking, night market Sunday night,
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week and then 2cdays off.