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We are a retired couple that had nine years hosting international students and love meeting people from all over the world. We have two dogs, six chickens, a large vegetable garden and just over an acre of park like flower gardens that need regular attention. We live about 5 minutes drive from Ōpōtiki township and a couple of minutes away from beautiful Hukawai Beach and the Dune trails where people come from all over the world to cycle and enjoy. We have grown up children and grandchildren scattered about New Zealand.
We have a self contained studio attached to our home that can sleep two comfortably and we like to share our meals.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
We enjoy meeting people from all over the world and sharing our New Zealand culture and food and hearing about their country and culture. Our property is peaceful and beautiful all seasons.
General weeding, pruning and leaf raking and help with housework if it’s bad weather. Cleaning the chicken house, feeding, watering and collecting eggs. Cooking some meals and helping with the dishes.
Self contained studio attached to our home with a separate bathroom. One queen sized bed and two singles. Also plenty of parking. All home made meals provided including snacks.
There are many bush walks, beaches and rivers close by. The Motu Trail and Hukawai beach which is good for swimming, fishing and surfing. Our small town is 7 minutes drive and Whakatane 40 minutes which has many tourist attractions. Opotiki is a horticultural area growing kiwifruit and avocados. We have a boat so would be happy to take anyone keen out fishing when the conditions were favourable.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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