We are a family of 6.
Lenka is a psychotherapist.
Stephen is a builder.
Coe is a busy friendly 15 year old boy. He is passionate about animals. he likes to read and surf and mountain bike. he plays the violin and is very good at board games.
Isla and Noo noo are 11 and 9. they like to play imaginative games. Read and chat.
Baby Bina is 6 she is hilarious and happy and so so cute.
Dash and Dixie are two puppies/young dogs. Both black. One small and one bigger. One fluffy ad one sleak. they are hyper and leap around and make a mess but are insanely cute and cuddly.
We are fun and relaxed. Liberal and alternative. We are scruffy and untidy and chaotic and noisy. If you like things to be peaceful and organised we are not the family for you!
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Helpers who have stayed with us have always seemed to have a good time and we really enjoy having them.
Our family is wild, but full of laughter and love and fun. Our kids are used to meeting new people. We are good at welcoming people into our family.
We will of course give you use of the house, food, shower, wi fi washing machine etc like a member of the family. There will be time to do your own exploring of the area and have down time and we will do our best to ensure you have fun times in your time off, advice on where to go and what to do. company to do it with if we can and any help we can offer.
We are looking for a lovely person or couple to be a live in an pair /home help ideally for a longer stay. A few months or more .
Look after the kids before and after school, usually only one day per week but occasionally we would ask for more. Help keeping the house tidy, the laundry washed and help/cook dinner some nights.
We might go away camping and you could come too and we would let you use our car on time off and do our very best to make sure you have a great time in amongst all the madness.
An enthusiasm for tidying sorting and helping make things less of a mess would be AMAZING
Someone who is happy to be around the house with the puppies during the day on days when we are all out or take them for a walk on the beach would be very helpfull.
We do not live in a big stylish beautiful house. If you are wanting luxury accomodation we are not the hosts for you!
Things are pretty basic. Our home is simple but functional. Our furniture is broken. Everything is scruffy and slapdash and makeshift. Nothing is stylishly decorated . The garden is overgrown.
We have a big sunny kitchen and a scruffy living room with a fire in winter. There is a big sunny deck with a BBQ for summer. We have WiFi and netflix.
Helper accomodation is a stand alone room in the bottom of the wild overgrown garden. It is scruffy and again very basic (no nice paint job or pretty curtains). It has a comfortable double bed, basic furniture and a good heater. It doesnt have a toilet down there so to use the bathroom you have to walk up to the house. Because it is all the way down the bottom of the garden the room is very private. You will not get woken by noisy children early in the morning and we never come down there so it would be all your very own.
We live in Raumati south, which is a cool little town 50 mins train ride to wellington city. its walking distance to the beach and to beautiful queen Elizabeth park and some wonderful hikes. we have a cool cafe that plays live music regularly.
There are buses and trains nearby but we would also always endeavour to give you a ride places or let you use a car if that was needed.
Stephen and I both get up very early in the morning so often once the children go to sleep Stephen and I go pretty quickly to bed as well leaving the kitchen and living room empty. We are happy for helpers to have visitors and generally use the home as if it was their own.
We are part of a lively busy community and have many wonderful friends. We have shared dinners with friends usually at least twice a week. outgoing helpers who have stayed with us have often made friends with our friends, or met other helpers who were staying with our friends. There is plenty of opportunity to meet people if that is something you are looking for.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
20 per week some long days and other days no work
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