We live on a beautiful lifestyle block 5 minutes from Waikanae (1 hour North of Wellington). We are a family of 4 (2 boys aged 10 & 12 and a dog) who love NZ, the outdoors and travelling. We've had lots of cultural exchange persons and they have always enjoyed staying with us. We like to host properly so you are essentially part of the family when you stay with us and we will show you the local sites. We have a large house, extensive grounds, including a lavender plantation and a hot tub outside.
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
The exchange would give travelers a good impression of Kiwi rural and family life. We can show you the local sights and pass on information about the locality.
Our lavender has been harvested but we need help with a lots of different tasks. This can vary depending on what you like doing or want to learn. We have cows, sheep and chickens. There will be trees to cut down, trees to plant, firewood to process and general outdoor help plus cleaning, decorating and cooking if you would like!
We have a double bedroom in the house or 2 single beds in a nearby studio, there is however no bathroom in the studio, but its only a hop, skip and a jump back to the house!
Wellington is only an hour away and the train station is 5 mins down the road. There are lots of great bush walks close to our house and a lovely beach is a 10 minute drive.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We can cater for vans of any size.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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