Help with children and wooden boat project in Opua, Bay of Islands, New Zealand


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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    We are a couple with two young children (ages 6 and 8). We have lived in the area for the past 15 years - we came to visit and loved it so much we never left. Sam works in the maritime industry and Margaret in tourism

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

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  • Help


    We are currently looking for two people to stay with us for the first 2 weeks of January. The help would be some school holiday childcare, our major wooden boat renovation project and some bits of housework. Obviously you have to like kids (ours are age 8 and 6) and preferably one person would have a background in looking after kids. It would also be great if one person had some carpentry skills or an interest in boats but a practical mind and a can do attitude is good too.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The accommodation is in our house but separate from the main area with its own entrance. It has it's own bathroom and a large room with queen bed & couch. It is a converted basement (it looks out on the garden) so is basic but comfortable. We have wi-fi you can use. The accommodation suits couples. Our home is set on a quarter acre section in a quiet road.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are in Opua in the Bay of Islands which is a few minutes drive to Paihia, the tourism centre of the area. Lots of beautiful walks, cycle trail and heaps of water activities. Opua is a boatie place and the cruising club has a bar and restaurant.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours per day, 5 days

Host ref number: 914578919898