Enjoy some time with our family in beautiful Lake Taupo, New Zealand


New Zealand

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help


    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.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Sami: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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!

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 795122871483