We are a well travelled Swedish/Kiwi family living in beautiful Lake Taupo.
We are Richard and Camilla. the children are Sam (16) - master model painter, lego builder and very good computer gamer , Oscar (14) quad bike rider, rock climber, terrific skier ... and average computer gamer, Grace (9) gymnast, sauna warrior, and master shopper and Isabelle (7) animal lover, singer and protector of all the worlds soft animal toys.
Oh, and we have a golden retriever called Lulu and a cat called Bonfire.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
We have another place near AUCKLAND where we have hosted workawayers for nine years. Such a great experience. We have travelled a lot throughout the world and are very welcoming to travellers in NZ and happy to share our experiences. Camilla is also a Yoga teacher so if that's your thing then there is some opportunity to enjoy this with her.
Volunteer tasks in our family would include helping out with daily household tasks such as preparing meals/cooking, doing dishes after meals, tidying, cleaning, hanging up washing and assist in helping the children to do their tasks (getting ready for school etc.). You could also help by walking the dog by the lake.
We live in a new modern Scandinavian styled house very close to the lake. You will have your own room with comfy beds and a shared bathroom.
Taupo is on the 'must see' places in NZ. It is very close to the Tongariro Cross and many walking and riding tracks. We have mountain bikes you can use and there is loads of adventure places nearby including jet boating, paragliding and parachuting, bungy jumping and the like. We are a few minutes walk to the lake and so you have NZ's biggest freshwater swimming pool to enjoy as well!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week