Stay with our fun outdoor loving farming family in the heart of the Waikato and help us look after our 3 great kids. We are a short drive to many different tourist attractions that you can explore.
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.
While you are staying with us you will be treated as part of the family. You will get to see how a typical kiwi farming family works and you will get to see how a New Zealand dairy farm operates. We also love the outdoors and enjoy taking the family biking and bush walking when we get the chance, you will be welcome to join us on these excursions.
Our family is made up of Dad Blair, Mum Heidi and 3 kids, Ryan 9, Grace 8 and Toby 5. We are a busy, family who work hard, love the outdoors, enjoying biking, bushwalking, running and generally having fun together when we get the chance. We are in need an extra pair of hands to help us juggle looking after the kids when both of us are milking the cows in the morning and afternoon. In the mornings you will help get the kids ready for school, and in the afternoons you will help the kids with there homework, maybe do a bit of dinner prep and enjoy playing with the kids. You may also be asked to help out with the odd job on the farm, some afternoons you may be asked to help milk the cows when I have to take the children to there after school activities.
We have a spare room in the house that has a queen bed, drawers etc that will be your private space.
We are situated central to a number of wonderful surrounding locations - Matamata, famous for Hobbiton is just a 20 min drive away, and hour further south is Rotorua the home of the famous thermal hot and mud pools, gondola and luge, world class mountain biking and other adventure attractions. We are a 10 min drive from the Te Miro reserve where there are many fantastic mountain biking tracks.
There are lots of different bush walks along the Kaimai range (by Te Aroha) which is just a 30 minute drive away.
The Waitomo Glow Worm caves are within an hours drive.
There are lots of local bush walking and mountain tracks nearby. We are also midway between the Coromandel Peninsula on the east coast and the Raglan beaches on the west coast - both easy commute for a day trip.
Hamilton is our closest city for restaurants, bars, and clubs.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week