We are a busy friendly family of 2, mum and 1 girl, 15 years old.
We need help on our 5 acre rural property. We live 1.5 hours drive north of Auckland near the small coastal holiday town of Mangawhai.
We have a few sheep and gardens to help maintain...
We live in a beautiful rural area 7 kms from 2 white sandy surf beaches, and 7 kms from the village. We have a lovely room with views and a deck, for you to stay in and your own bathroom.
There is no local transport so the person/people would definitely need their own transport to visit the area.
I am looking for mature, trustworthy, self motivated and independent people, who are willing to help and get the job done. In return you'll be warmly welcomed, have a lovely private room/living area and delicious evening meals cooked for you.
You will be home alone most of the week as i work.
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
You'll get a slice of a typical kiwi family's life.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Help with cleaning always needed as well as weeding gardens, digging, chopping\collecting firewood, fixing fences. Generally whatever needs doing at that time.
You have a separate area with 4 rooms. Your own sunny bedroom, complete with queen sized bed and ranch sliders opening onto a deck with beautiful rural and sea views.
Your own bathroom and toilet.
There is a kitchenette, with kettle, toaster and small fridge if required.
You also have a living room beside your bedroom, with a couch and TV.
Your space is situated at the end of the house away from main living area, with your own entrance way.
In your spare time you could soak in our spa and watch the stars (an incredible sight with no light pollution)
Or go to one of many white sandy beautiful beaches, surf or estuary. There is a surf board, paddle board, kayak rental and lessons nearby. We have boogie boards you can borrow....and free lessons from my daughter if required!
Particularly beautiful scenic walks. The village is 7 kms away, there is a museum, 2 weekly organic markets,one with live music. A handful of shops including a chocolate factory with cafe, a tavern which sometimes has live music and does meals. cafes with great food and coffee. There are all sorts of classes, multi fit, boxing, yoga etc.
You could go fishing or cycling - We have cycles you can use.
Half an hour away is beautiful area of Matakana. Vineyards, markets, art galleries, and an art deco movie theatre.
Half an hour in the other direction is Waipu, another pretty coastal town. We are an hours drive to whangarei.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
There's plenty of room so a van would not be a problem at all.
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week