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General help around the house and with our three amazing kids. We have met some wonderful friends through this experience and hope we can find more. We are always excited to meet new and interesting people so let us know a little bit about yourselves. Thanks :)
We are a family with 3 kids who are homeschooled (unschooling/life learning) and live on a 1 acre property in semi-rural North/West Auckland. We moved here 9 years ago to get away from the city, have the aim of living in a more sustainable way and getting more involved in our community. We are establishing our orchard and have about 20 fruit/nut trees, berries and vegetable gardens. We eat mostly plant-based/vegan. With a young family, our time for gardening is limited so if you join us, we would love some help around the section tidying up and re-planting. Right now, our garden is overgrown and not providing to it's full potential. We would love some help getting that back on track.
Our area is beautiful! Just 20 minutes to either the rough black sand beaches of the West Coast or to the placid golden beaches of the east. We are close to some great surf beaches, tramping tracks or walks, sculpture gardens, waterfalls and parks and hope to take a day out to show you around.
We like to invite people into our home to share our beautiful area and our wonderful family for a mutually beneficial experience. Will be great to show our children different cultures, languages, food and more to inspire a love for travel. We love our home, our family, friends, the outdoors and good food. Thanks!
A BIT MORE ABOUT US
I am a part-time work-from-home Mum. I`ve spent my life working in the music industry with bands and events and now run my own part-time Music PR business, mostly from home. John is one of the local paramedics and does shift work so spends a lot of time with our children also. Our 3 children (5-11 years) are awesome. Our house is full of love, joy and regular chaos. We are both interested in eating good plant-based food. We also have a strong focus on healthy eating, natural health and are consciously aware of our environment. We have unlimited wifi but other than work and some limited time on Minecraft in the weekends, we are not a digital family choosing instead to spend time with the kids, playing games, doing our hobbies or outdoors. We enjoy spending time in nature, with our family and friends socialising and engaging in meaningful conversations learning more about ourselves and others. We have a close-knit social neighbourhood and surrounding friends and families who we enjoy spending time with.
We live about 40 minutes north of Auckland City so a great stop if you are on your way North, or coming back down. There is bus transport from the local town which is 7 minutes away and we are happy to assist you with transport. You will be welcomed in as one of our family for however long you stay, you will eat well, sleep in your own room and we look forward to sharing as much of our beautiful area with you as we can.
We see this is an experience for all to benefit from. We look forward to talking with you.
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We live semi-rural and are aiming to live a more sustainable lifestyle. We're a bit behind in growing our vegetable garden as summer is our time for exploring and adventuring away from home so it needs a good overhaul and weed. We would love to share what we are doing with our property. I love to cook and my cooking & the variety of ingredients we use are always of interest to our guests. John brews kombucha and we blend our own nut milks and would love to share this with you. Our three children are life-learners. Meaning they don't attend school and we don't dictate their curriculum. They are free to explore what they are interested in and we support them and involve learning areas in every day life. We love sharing our philosophy with new people and maybe showing them a different view of education to what you have in your own country. We also have a great group of friends and are regularly attending BBQ's, hosting neighbours & friends, or heading to our friends houses for celebrations. They are all very warm & welcoming. Our favourite beach is Muriwai - a black sand beach about 20 minutes drive away. Massive sand dunes where we take the boogie board and slide down. Also 5 minutes up the road is the beautiful Omeru Waterfalls - a favourite place to take all our visitors. We wish to show you the laid-back kiwi way of life and have you become good friends :)
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Hi. Currently looking for a couple to help out around the gardens and an assist in an overhaul/declutter of the house. You must be okay with doing lots of weeding as it's gotten away on us and we choose not to use sprays. Looking for people who enjoy kids and are happy to spend time with our three, jumping on the tramp, playing games, art/craft etc. We have some new trees to plant, vegetable garden to weed and start preparing for autumn planting. If time allows, creating new garden beds for our 'dessert' garden of blueberries, raspberries and strawberries.
We have a reasonably modern & sunny home with open plan living that rolls out onto our property where the kids play freely. You will have your own room with single or double bed and a space in the wardrobe. The bathroom will be shared with the kids.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
3 hours per day of gardening or other allocated jobs plus contributing to usual everyday chores. I'll cook, you help John with the dishes or just help tidy the house at the end of the day.
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