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All Year: yes
Area (ha): sweet little yard
Persons: 1 or maybe 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 33939
Region: Golden Bay

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Last Updated: July 4, 2017

Hello, my six year old son and I live here in Golden Bay. We live across the street from Paton's Rock Beach which is a beautiful spot. The photos are from two years ago but they still represent us and our place. We no longer have the drum kit and keyboard here and my son is bigger and older, now six ( : We are about 11km's from Takaka township. We have a spare room and would like to have a helper come from time to time to stay with us who enjoy's children and the creativity that comes with them, eating healthy organic food (mostly vegetarian but some free range and organic meat is fine; someone who would be into helping us for two to three hours a day with house keeping activities such as deep cleaning, organizing, laundry, dishes, window washing, vacuuming etc. and if Emmanuel (my son) and you really clicked maybe an hour here or there on a given day of childcare. Emmanuel is keen for someone to come stay that has building skills who could help him build a wee skate ramp/area in our yard for him to skateboard and scooter on ( : We would not be providing food for helpers but could quite possibly put our food together sometimes to make shared meals as it worked out for all of us. If you love preparing healthy meals we could also see if that could fit in since it is a huge help for me when someone else can cook meals here ( : We don't eat wheat, dairy, soy or sugar. Our spare room currently would have a single air mattress but we can put it on a double bed base that I can put together easily to be up off the ground. I have some sheets and wool blankets and a a pillow, if you have your own sleeping bag that would be great, to be extra cozy and warm. The lounge is often full of toys and creative projects my son is engaged in. When we are at home I give him a lot of attention so I mostly wouldn't be available for super lengthy conversations that didn't include him. We do not have a TV. The house gets quiet at about 8:00pm/8:30pm or later when I start reading Emmanuel books (we read for a long time each night) and then I am putting him to bed and it stays mellow in the house after that so not to wake him. We actually sleep in the lounge which is connected to the kitchen. You'd have your own room though so you could enjoy the quite space there or be out doing something else too, it has it's own entrance from outside. This is a smoke free house. We have a car and often go into town so you could catch rides with us, hitch hiking is common in the bay as well. There is a space for another car in the driveway if you have one. Thanks!

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