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We are a family of 5 with pet animals and big house and gardens. We live in the countryside. We always appreciate a bit of help around the place. In exchange for your wonderful help....
You will have a gorgeous double bedroom with your own private bathroom, with so much comfort an beautiful views as well as a good experience with an NZ family. The children all go to school and mum and dad study and work.
We have two horses, a cat, a dog, a rabbit and guinea pigs and lots of space in the countryside.
We welcome both short term and long term help. E mail anytime. If you have a long stay planned due to covid or have a long visa, maybe you would be interested in helping us for a lovely long period, if you are looking for somewhere to settle from your travels?
Big home, Lots of room. We are tidy, organised and busy. Rural life but close to the town of Masterton. Our nearest city is the very cool Wellington. So we are not isolated. 8kms to Masterton.
We have bikes you can use. A spa pool/jacuzzi. We live next to the river we go swimming there in summer. Gorgeous walks on the countryside all around us. We have wifi.
The scenery is spectacular! 360' views.
please message us if you would like to come. I can tell you more then.
Babysitting and creative play
Help around the house
We are happy to share our home as a base for you to explore from. Typical kiwi life. Busy Mum and dad. Kids very busy too! We are happy to recommend things to do on your time off. If you do more than 4-5 hours we can give you that extra time off on other days of course to travel. We can help with your english and help you with information about NZ.
Different tasks for different times of year.
In the spring time there is lots of gardening and some house sitting and pet minding when we are away.
Its help like gardening, walking the dog, tidying house, laundry, feeding pets.
During school holiday time.......it’s spending time with kids instead of housework or gardening, if mum is busy with the other chores. If you are not great with kids, we can swap jobs.
On the weekends you can come and help at our farm which is in a different town.
The tasks vary from season to season. So it’s easy jobs like walking the dog, tidying house, laundry, feeding pets and gardening.
Someone who just fits into our way of life, becomes part of the family.
If you want to do 5 hours a day 5 days a week that's cool or we can be flexible and make it 3 hours a day 7 days a week if you would rather get out and explore the area before lunch time.
The guest room is peaceful, sunny, warm luxurious with your own private bathroom and amazing views from every window. The house is modern, spacious and beautiful viewing over the whole countryside and hills. Friends have very large farm nearby for awsome walks. River next door for swimming.
If you like animals but dont really want to be around children, this is probably not suitable for you. We are a family so even if you are not helping with the children, they do live in the same house and so you would need to be ok to live with both.
Our area is popular for mountain walks, camping, swing bridge, beaches, lighthouses, vineyards and wine festivals (very good wines) and farming. There’s skydiving, horse riding, quad biking, claybird shooting, yoga, Pilates, fishing, surfing. (To get to the mountain walks you will need to drive or cycle, the bus does not go to the beach or mountains). Lots of rivers. The town has a great park nice for picnics, with a lake and easy walks. There’s a pool, library, post office, cinemas, museum/gallery, info centre, supermarkets, cafes, shops....everything you need in a town. Population 27,000.
There are four busy towns close to us and Masterton is our nearest (8kms), the capital city Wellington is just 90mins drive away. Or there is a train to Wellington from Masterton.
The beaches are 45minute drive from our house (if you have a car). There is no bus to the beach. Lovely river to swim in nearby in the warm weather.
From September to May we have nice weather. (17-39') lots of festivals and outdoor lifestyle events. Quiet time is from june to august inclusive, it is winter (4' -15' ) and can be wet and cold. Everyone hibernates and there are no public holidays in the winter!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Lots of parking on solid ground.
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week. Flexi.
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