We are Andrew, Shanti & little Elisa (6 years young). We're a fun loving, easy going kiwi/german family, living in beautiful Onekaka, right between Takaka and Collingwood. Golden Bay has lots of beautiful places to explore. Good swimming beaches, bush walks or the Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks are not far away. We have a pretty big garden too - perfect to find a quiet spot or hide away in a hammock.
Shanti enjoys doing sewing and yoga. Andrew is great on the guitar, bass guitar, drums and is also into recording music. Elisa likes lots of things, like strawberry ice cream, playing hide and seek or running away when it's time to get dressed. ;)
As we are between the two main towns in Golden Bay we recommend to come by car. If you don't have one, we are happy to give you rides into town.
As we don't eat meat we prefer like minded people. Our diet is a mixed bag of vegan, pescetarian, GF, so we are able and happy to cater for all sorts.
We prefer to take single people over couples, but are flexible if it's a good fit. We also like to have people staying for at least 2 weeks. Shorter periods of time often end up being hectic and create a Hostel-like atmosphere. We'd like to avoid that. ;)
We really appreciate every message we get. But please don't contact us more than 6 weeks ahead of you're planned stay. We are a family, quite flexible and don't plan very far ahead. We know especially first time travelers like to organize their whole trip before they start. But believe us, these plans almost never work out. And that's a good thing! Just go with the flow. ;)
DIY and building projects
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.
living in beautiful Onekaka, right between Takaka and Collingwood. Golden Bay has lots of beautiful places to explore. Good swimming beaches, bush walks or the Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks are not far away. We have a pretty big garden too - perfect to find a quiet spot or hide away in a hammock.
Yes, we do have good reviews and yes, we are relaxed and easy going. Nevertheless we appreciate people who are self motivated, able to stick to a task and want to be part of our family life. We don't like to push people along and remind them of their jobs all the time. If you are only looking for a place to crash and have a chilled time you might consider to book yourself a room somewhere else.
We expect you to help 3 hours a day, 5 days a week. Please bring and prepare your own breakfast and lunch. We provide dinner, coffee & tea and treats. We also have fruit trees in the garden, just help yourself to apples, pears, plums, feijoas, persimmons or grapefruit (in the particular seasons).
Its fine with us if you want to do a double shift one day to have an extra day off. This gives you the possibility to go on long hikes or other adventures.
Guestroom with queen bed.
We are located in Onekaka, right between Takaka and Collingwood. Nice and close to good swimming beaches, bush walks or the Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
3 hours, 5 days a week