We have a unique property close to town but with a rural feel. Surrounded by birds and established gardens you will have sole vacancy of our self contained flat . Shane hunts and Amanda loves to cook, so weekends can be spent exploring Hawkes Bay’s hunting spots and /or local produce and if you wish coming home to cook or be cooked for . We have bees hives , fruit trees and gardens. We would love for you to be a part of our family or give you your own space , whatever you prefer . Opportunities to meet our friends, family and pets and visit local tourist spots. We have two children 10 and 16. A cat and a dog.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
While you are here we are more than happy to teach you about the kiwi culture , cooking , hunting , English and general gardening as well as take you to some local hot spots .
Our children would love to play football and volleyball or talk with you as well as us.
Our large garden needs general maintenance , small fix-it jobs like mending and building garden boxes and tresseling
Weeding , replanting etc , house keeping. Applicants need to be able to work on their own most of the time
-Happy to have couples.
25hours each person a week work would be expected for room and lodging . We love people who work hard and take initiative,
Self contained flat next to the house with queen sized bed , own washing machine(to do own washing ) , Own bathroom and kitchen. Heating via heat pump and unlimited wifi.
Breakfast provided in your own flat : cereals and toast tea and coffee
Lunches provided ( left over dinners from the night before) or cut lunch with fruit and baking etc .
Dinners with family . Please note : We eat meat but a good deal of vegetables as well. Amanda is a chef tutor . You won’t go hungry.
Happy to negotiate food and can cater for Some diets but not vegan sorry 😐
Close by we have farmers markets , bush walks and bike rides ( you can use our bikes )
We have beautiful beaches, wineries and restaurants. Art Deco tours, national aquarium of New Zealand . Natural hot springs.
We enjoy meeting new people and hanging out with friends . We are involved with a local Christian church and cub scouts nz . We love to eat good food , build fires , watch movies , play board games.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week