We are a family of five on a small lifestyle block and occasionally need help with gardening, projects, house sitting etc. The kids love meeting new people and learning new things, answering their questions could be a full time job! We have pets in the house and ducks and chickens (and sometimes cows) outside.
We love sharing info about our area, and other places of we can. There is plenty to see and do here in Northland and we want to make your stay as fun and positive as possible.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
We are keen to share our local knowledge with visitors, share life experiences, and learn from each other. There is a lot to see and do in our area, historical and natural.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Mainly we'd love some help in the garden now and then, or in a particular project we've got on. The kids would always love people to talk to and play with, so you must love kids! Sometimes we'd just be looking for someone to house sit while we go camping/exploring elsewhere.
Private room with shared bath. Shared living areas and kitchen with our family
If you come and help us, we will provide food and accommodation, days and hours to be mutually agreed.
If you are staying in our home house sitting, as the only "work" will be feeding pets, we will not provide food other than what is ripe in the garden.
There is no longer public transport here and we'd need you to have your own transport to get here and around the area.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have rural internet so not super fast, and no dedicated space for you to work. You'll have to set up on the dining table, outdoor table, lounge floor, wherever takes your fancy.
Smaller vans will easily fit in our drive. If you are traveling in something over about 8m, we'll need to discuss and measure up.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week