We are 11 km from Taupo centre and 3 kms from the fabulous Whakaipo Bay .A beautiful remote beach on our doorstep.
.We are well travelled hosts with a love of art and books ..I , Jan , am not the best cook in the world but i am a great talker and am always happy to share our life and travel experiences.
You must have your own transport as we do not go into town that often .
We , Ian and Jan live in a casual old home with gardens and 40 acres of trees .3 horses a few sheep ,1 middle age cat. 1 dog .
We have a quiet lifestyle with many visitors with whom we like to play cards and tho we are not musical we love to listen to others play . we have a piano and guitars .
Our house is two levels with stairs
.It is filled with art ,books and memorabilia and is NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN OR OTHER PETS.
We like people to stay a maximum of 4 to 5 nites.
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
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This would be a cultural exchange where we can learn from each other, spend time chat , socialising , sightseeing knowledge ,family living.
Come and see where we live. This area is known for the beach, beach resorts, volcanic landscape ,biking and swimming.
We need help in general maintenance ,fencing , painting .
We have a building project where we are making a shed from recycled materials .Some weeding and planting,
I am so not into housework but would ask guests to keep the kitchen tidy and respect the house as their own ,We have no little children needing babysitting
. It is a busy house with grandchildren and family .
We would like people to stay for a maximum of 5 days.
You will have your own private room in a large older home . you will be responsible for keeping any areas you use clean an d tidy .
. You MUST have own transport but at times i will take you to some of the tourist spots and the more secret places only locals know .
IWhakaipo bay is nearby with walks and cycle tracks.
LArte cafe is nearby with the Bay Brassiere and dairy are 5 minutes away .
I prefer people to arrive later in the day early evening .
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week