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We are a family of four. Mark, Vicki, Lachlan & George.
Me and Vicki have both traveled & lived in London for three years, we used our time there to travel and meet new people, we really treasure this time in our lives and the experiences we got from it. When older we'd love for our boys to travel so what better way of planting the travelling seeds in them than to bring the world to our home.
We own a local building business and Vicki is a school teacher and assistant principal , Lachlan & George both attend our local schools.
We love spending time outdoors, camping, water skiing, hiking and both boys play winter and summer sports. We enjoy meeting new people and learning about your corner of the world while helping you to see ours, we'd like Workawayers to become part of our family and community while staying with us and will do our upmost to give them a true Kiwi experience.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
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We try to treat our workaway guests like another member if the family, giving them the chance to come to sport practices and games, visiting family and friends, joining in with family activities. Having travelled ourselves we know a how a small slice of family life while being so far away from your own family can mean the world.
We are a kiwi family and live as such, we enjoy the outdoors and love to show people and are very proud our beautiful NZ.
We loved our time travelling and living overseas and value the experiences we had meeting people from all round the world, we'd love for our two boys to travel so what better way of sowing the seeds of travel than to bring the world into our home. The boys will be shy at first but then be ready for them to ask a million questions and want to show you their school, sports clubs and favorite places. If your super lucky you'll get the Lachlan & George guided tour around Temuka.
We would love some help with general garden chores and family life around our property,helping with the kids, meals, mowing lawns, gardening, window cleaning, weeding through to developing new gardens. We have a new home so its all ahead of us. We are very flexible around your help as we understand the tourists attractions around here are very weather dependent so we always help you plan around the unpredictable Sth Island weather.
While with us you'll have your own bedroom (queen bed) within our new house and you'll share a bathroom with Lachlan and George .
We supply full board and we cook and eat as a family most mornings and nights, with growing boys meals are quite healthy and usually contain red meat (farm sourced) , fish or chicken and of course vegetables and eggs from our garden.
Temuka, Sth Canterbury is a small township but we're on the doorstep of everything you'll need. Within an hours drive you will see beautiful lakes, rivers, mountains, native bush, ski fields......everything beautiful NZ can offer and more. Tekapo, Mt Cook, Moeraki Boulders are all close by as are a few hidden local secrets that you wont find in travel blogs.
Buses go past daily from Chrishtchrch-Dunedin-Central Otago, and we're happy to pick up from the bus stop. We have bikes here that your most welcome to use to get around if you dont have a car. Closest city is Timaru (20min away) and Christchurch (2 hrs away) but Temuka has everything you should need.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
20 hrs a week max - Help us with what you can in and around discovering our area, we're very flexible with what you can help with. For us its more about meeting people from around the world than what they can help us with.
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