Stay with our kiwi family, with freedom to explore the many tourist destinations in Waikato. Morrinsville, New Zealand


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  • Description


    Welcome to our family. Dad Ben, Mum Brenna and two young children Bryony (10) and Coen (7). We are a busy, hard working, happy, and fun family.

    Our large near new home is built on our small one hectare rural lifestyle block situated in the Eastern Waikato in the country near the town of Morrinsville, NZ. We look over our two small paddocks with our Ewes and their lambs and further out into a picturesque valley of surrounding dairy farms.

    Ben and Brenna are employed as a full time shift workers.

    We are very lucky to live in a small close nit rural community who's members are all very friendly and all look out for each other. The community revolves around our great, small country school.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You would benefit from living with a genuine hard working kiwi family in the picturesque rural setting, with freedom to explore the many tourist destinations handy to the Waikato.

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    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We need an extra pair of hands to assist with day to day running of the household, childcare, shopping etc when Brenna and Ben's work commitments clash.
    You will be part of our family while staying with us.
    You will largely be supporting either Brenna or Ben or both, but from time to time be sole charge. You will be helping with the following:
    Childcare, drop offs and pickups from school or sports, some meal preparation, other standard household tasks.
    You may also be asked to help with gardening and other outdoor jobs.
    We will have available a vehicle for your use to transport the children, and be available for your personal use during time off.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will stay in our home in our fourth bedroom. Queen size bed and desk in the room, with large double wardrobe.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are situated central to a number of wonderful surrounding locations - Matamata, famous for Hobbiton is just a 20 min drive away, and hour further south is Rotorua the home of the famous thermal hot and mud pools, gondola and luge and other adventure attractions. Cambridge is 15 mins away for the cycle enthusiast where the Velodrome indoor cycle track lives.
    The Waitomo Glow Worm caves are within an hours drive.
    There are lots of local bush walking and mountain tracks nearby. We are also midway between the Coromandel Peninsula on the east coast and the Raglan beaches on the west coast - both easy commute for a day trip.
    Hamilton is our closest city for restaurants, bars, and clubs.

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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 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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