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Category: Homestay
Host ID: 40097
Region: Wellington

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Last Updated: November 26, 2017

Update on 26th November. We are now fully committed and cannot host until after the 28th December.

We are a couple in our early 50's who are "empty nesters" - that is our children have all left home. We are both employed in Management Positions and have varied interests.

Our preference is to host couples or two people travelling together as friends. We do not host those travelling on their own as the assistance we often require will need two people.

Andrews passion is fishing and diving. We both enjoy meeting people from differing cultures and we would describe ourselves as easy going and relaxed.

Our property is located 2 minutes walk to Paraparaumu Beach where, in the warmer months, you can enjoy swimming, collecting pipi (shellfish) and fishing.

We are located just 10 minutes walk to the Beach Shops and also the Kapiti Boat Club where the trips to the well known Kapiti Island Nature Reserve leave from. There are also a number of great places to walk in the area. We have mountain bikes that you can use while staying here.

The train station is a short bus ride from our home, with regular train services taking 50 minutes to Wellington.

We have a relatively large 4 bedroom home (that we are renovating) and is located on a quarter acre section that we are landscaping.

The types of assistance we require is varied, from weeding and assisting with landscaping to sanding the exterior of the house, painting a fence, building a deck and some housework.

We are flexible with the hours so that you can assist for more hours on one day/s and then have full days off to explore the area or go into Wellington.

We can host couples in a room or two friends travelling together in seperate rooms. The rooms have a Queen sized double bed, Television and a DVD player with a selection of DVDs. Generally we only host for 10 nights maximum in a row, though there are of course times when we can host for longer periods.

In return for 4 hours assistance from each helper per nights stay, plus some assistance with meal preparation/cleaning up afterwards, we are happy to provide comfortable accommodation inside our home and all meals. Wifi is available.

We are meat eaters and usually we have meat with evening meals with vegetables also. Sorry but we are not equipped to host those on a vegan diet.

We have a cat who is part of our family and is free to roam the house (but not your room if you keep your door closed) He is of a low allergenic breed but if you have an allergy to cats then we may not be the place for you.

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