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We are an easygoing well travelled Kiwi/Swedish couple, Richard and Camilla, and four children: At home all the time is Grace (11) gymnast, sauna warrior, and master shopper; and Isabelle (9) animal lover, singer and protector of all the world’s soft animal toys. Grown up and left home are Sam (18) baker, creative master model builder and painter, tank expert (for some reason?) and very good computer gamer; and Oscar (17) ice hockey player, quad bike rider, terrific skier ... and average computer gamer :)
Oh, and we have a cat called Bonfire.
We live in Bombay (about 45 minutes from downtown Auckland by car).
On the Bombay farm we have sheep and lambs (several pet ones) ... and a large beautiful garden and peaceful property with a stream and deciduous trees and native bush. We often need help outside on the property and in the garden. At the moment we also have an inside painting the walls project underway. .
Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizajeJardineríaProyectos de construcción y bricolajeCuidado de animalesAyuda en una granjaCuidado de niños y juegos creativosCocinar para toda la familiaAyuda domésticaMantenimiento general
Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje
We will share our lives and good times with you. This may mean trips to local attractions, and sharing our Kiwi/Swedish cultures. Our property is very peaceful with loads of restful spots and you will be close to nature.
Proyectos con niños
En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.
Volunteer work in our family could include helping out with daily household tasks such as sharing the preparation of meals/cooking, doing dishes after meals but the main tasks are ‘projects’ in the gardens or on the property. This maybe planting trees and plants, using weed eater, pruning, moving boulders (just kidding), picking up leaves, helping move and care for sheep and lambs etc.
To mix in well with our family we you will enjoy being around children and really love the outdoors.
You need to be self motivated and outgoing. You get on with things and get them done! You are interested in doing Workaway because you love to help out and you believe you have some great values to offer. Our kids are sponges and they/we have had so many great global workaway friends - some we still see even when we travel overseas. You are also really keen to take an active part in our family life and not just "do the work.”
If this sounds like you and what you would like to do, please feel free to send us a message.
In Bombay you have your own large private furnished room close to the house.
You can go by train to Pukekohe or Papakura from Britomart in Auckland. Or there is a bus stop close by where most bus companies stop (companies like Intercity, Naked bus etc). If you come by plane there are shuttles that would take you into Auckland then onto trains or buses. Depending on arrival days we may also be able to pick you up.
We are happy to drop you off to the train or bus or take you into Auckland CBD with Richard. There is lots of nice parks and beaches to explore in Auckland, museums, an art gallery, cafe's shops and the normal city buzz. You can also take a ferry out to one of the islands in the harbour or stay a night on Waiheke Island.
In the region south of Auckland there is also bush walks, mountain bike tracks a botanical garden and lots more to explore.
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Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas
Any size is fine
¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?
maximum 25 hours a week
My work was mostly gardening, and help in the house. It was nice and I learnt a lot !
I would recommend… read more
We loved the time with them and work in that amazing garden. Delicious dinners and interesting talks. It was nice to spend time with you guys :)
We spent only with them for 3 days. It was definitely not long enough.
We worked to help build and paint a retaining wall, as well as did little bit of gardening.
In the down… read more
the garden is very huge and beautiful, richard as always inspiration for creation.
the family is very open mind and very generous, we had great conversation almost every… read more
Outside, their jobs have included planting young trees, weed-eating and scrub cutting, mowing lawns, looking after goats, spreading mulch and fertilising young plants in springtime. They both worked very hard and… read more
I stayed at their house, witch have some stunning soundings, for three weeks in the beginning of my travels through New Zealand. That was really nice, and now I feel like I… read more
It was an awesome, incredible and never forgetting stay, every person is unique! :)
We arrived on friday, lucky one, because its fish and chips time! :D
The family atmosphere is awesome,you listen to us carefully and were really passionate with our english :D
The boys, Sam amd Oscar are… read more
Spent around 4 weeks there and I miss it! Excellent is to less, it`s just an awesome Family! They realy like to share theyr home and exchanging experiences with you.
I´ve learned a bit of Swedish and as an exchange i was giving some new ideas about cooking.… read more
I felt like a family member and we did a few fantastic trips. There were some busy days and a few relaxing days. Thank you Sam, that you borrow your Harry Potter… read more
We are very happy that we had the chance to meet the whole family even though we could only stay a few days. Have a great time in sweden and hopefully see you again someday! Maybe when the trees are grown ;)
Hope to see you again!
I was welcomed into the family with open arms and I felt like a member of the family.
The kids are awesome and I had a lot of fun with them and I really became fond of them.
The work was various, I did gardening, cleaning, looking after the kids, planting and helped with… read more
I stayed for 5weeks and had a good experience. My work was very various: from babysitting, piano teaching, cleaning and cooking to moving the mulch or planting. We had busy and relaxed times, days with lots of work and other days I could take off to do sth in Auckland, to visit Rangitoto, to have a… read more