I am an artist and a mother with a passion for animals and nature. One teenager still living at home who pretty much amuses himself.
Plenty of sanctuaries around the property in which to relax or meditate.
Help in the house
A good kiwi experience with local fare and pleasant company in the evenings. Handy to town with cafes, galleries and markets. A leisurely 20 minute walk. A good knowledge of local attractions in the beautiful Bay of Islands.
I am an artist/sculptor working from a home studio and also have a lovely sub-tropical garden which requires ongoing maintenance. I love both activities but one generally distracts me from the other. So some help in the garden is always appreciated. And in the case of inclement weather, household cleaning or sanding/prepping artworks is an option.
A choice of single or double room in a comfortable dwelling.
I prefer a maximum stay of five days and expect a total of 18 hours work over that period. Complete it at your own schedule; for instance two 9 hour days would leave you with three days leisure.
Shorter stays also welcome.
An evening meal will be prepared each night and a range to help yourself for breakfast and lunch including bread, fruit, yoghurt, cereals juices, tea/coffee etc.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 3-5 hours a day, 5 days a week