We live 2kms from central Motueka township. We are a busy working couple with two adult sons one living close by with his wife and our beautiful grandchildren who visit regularly and our older son now lives in Perth with his wife and baby son.
The property consists of muddled cottage gardens, a home vege patch and a large vegetable garden out the back, we have a 1/4 acre mixture of fruit trees which will expand to a full acre by the end of 2013.
Husband loves the great outdoors, is a hunter gatherer who always makes sure the freezer is stocked with wild game and we have at least two years of firewood ahead of us every year.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
The work is manual labour so it requires people who are physically fit and use to lifting heavy objects and working in the outdoors. Lifting, cutting, stacking firewood. Digging, ground work, prunning, planting & general gardening maintenance, animal health & care, housework, cleaning and ongoing home maintenance.
Our expectations are that you work 4 - 5 hours per day in return for food, accommodation and good company.
Live in home with owners have your own double bedroom with queen-size bed. And full use of home except home office.`We also have a renovated caravan we are using for extra accommodation.
Our unique difference is that we can teach you about local Maori history, visit our marae, experience the culture, traditions and food in our (rohe) area.
You would be treated with respect, kindness and honesty but this would need to be reciprocal. We enjoy hosting but only for a maximum of two weeks.
We would prefer non fussy eaters unless you are happy to prepare all your own food. Part of our normal diet consists of meat and dairy products which we all enjoy along with seafood.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
5 hours per day