Help us with our busy household of 7 in the beautiful Tasman district, New Zealand


New Zealand

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  • Description


    We are family of 7 living in the beautiful Tasman district, looking for help around our busy household! We have previously hosted three young women at different times, from Switzerland, France, and the USA. A bit about us: Shane is a self-employed solo musician and online teacher, Elisabeth is a stay-at-home mom originally from the US and a former secondary teacher, and we have five kids, ages 0 to 11 years. We homeschool one and the rest attend local school and preschool. We mostly need help around the house and with kids, but if you have web development/design, marketing, photography or videography skills, those are helpful to Shane as well! We have a spare bedroom and lots of home cooked food. Close to shops and restaurants and also plenty of outdoor destinations. No public transportation near us, but there is a local driving service :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are both teachers with experience teaching English to speakers of other languages. Shane is also an excellent guitar teacher and happy to offer lessons. We are a bicultural family, as Shane is a Kiwi and Elisabeth is an American. We have both traveled quite a bit and love learning about other cultures, languages, and experiences. We live in a beautiful semi-rural town but close to shops, cafes, and restaurants, as well as walking distance to the beach!

  • Help


    Oops, put this info in our description, but basically looking for help with kids and household chores (laundry, decluttering, cleaning, gardening, etc) as we have five young kids including a baby and we are self employed! If you have photography or videography skills those would also help Shane as he's building his YouTube channel. We have a tiny veggie garden we'd love to expand with some help, and random little diy home projects we'd love to see done.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner
    Indonesian: Beginner
    Portuguese: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Private room, shared bathroom, laundry facilities, meals and/or use of family kitchen, unlimited wifi.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are lots of options for cash jobs around town if you like gardening or cleaning, and often part time cafe or retail jobs as well. Transport can be tricky as we have one car with no extra seats and there's no bus or train service to our town. However, there is a locally run taxi service that's fairly reasonable, and public transportation in the nearby cities. We are in the stunning Tasman region with some of the most popular outdoor destinations practically on our doorstep, not to mention wineries, galleries, and much more.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Shane has been teaching guitar via webcam for ten years, and is developing his own courses to sell online. He also has a YouTube channel he's working on building, and is constantly building his songlist to record and publish. We are definitely a digital family.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a large level paved driveway with access to water and power. We only have a single bed inside, but can host a campervan or caravan in the driveway.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 723754422391