I am a single mum with 3 kids and looking for a friendly person to slot into our family life. I have a 4, 6 and 7 year old. They are all very social and a lot of fun. Tom and Issy are both at school and Holly is at home but goes to a small kindy a couple of days a week. We spend as much time as we can at the beach or on bush walks and when we're at home we enjoy downtime with movies and reading etc!
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Great Barrier Island is absolutely stunning & is completely off the grid. You will have the opportunity to experience living off-grid in a sustainable environment. We collect our own water, generate our own power & grow some of our own veg, we also try to bake as much as possible. We fish & dive for our own seafood & where possible eat locally sourced meat. The island has a strong community vibe & if you spend any length of time on the island you will get the chance to see & experience this.
I am looking for help with the kids for a few hours each day (mornings and afternoons) and then a full day or 2 with Holly. Everything is flexible as I work from home.
You will have a big bedroom in our 5 bedroom house. You will share our bathroom & toilet facilities & dine in our home for dinner. We will provide a nice hot evening meal, as well as food for breakfast & lunch that you are welcome to help yourself to, and teas & coffee.
We love to cook & eat a balanced & healthy diet.
Note: groceries are expensive on the island so we encourage you to bring a selection of snacks or favourite luxury items with you so that you have what you need/ want eg. Sanitary products, specific toiletries, chocolate or any other special vices!
There is so much to do & see here on the island, from bush walks to pristine beaches, awesome local hangouts including cafes & bars, where you will have the chance to meet some of the colourful & caring locals, we also have some brilliant yoga teachers here that offer weekly classes.
Great Barrier Island has recently been awarded 'International Dark Sky Sanctuary' status so if you make the time to venture outside & stargaze at night you will no doubt be blown away.
It is an easy 5 minute walk to local amenities including Irish pub, Shop, café & stunning beach from where we live. People often hitchhike up and down the island, a cheap and easy way to immerse yourself in island lifestyle and culture if you feel you want to explore further.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Happy to have more pets. I have 1 dog called Storm. He is very relaxed.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week