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Category: Homestay
Host ID: 58040
Region: Christchurch

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Last Updated: February 21, 2018

**Single travellers only please. The next space we have available is after the 4th of April.

We are a family of four: Suzie (45 year old primary school teacher), Corey (39 year old preschool teacher), Zoe (8 yrs), and Toby (6 yrs). We are an easygoing group and are used to having people stay in the studio both from this site and previously when renting it on AirBnB. The kids are creative and fun and generally do what they're told :-) Suzie has travelled a lot in her past and enjoys talking to travellers.

We are looking for a maximum of 3-4 hours a day. This involves cooking and the dishes plus one more task. See the section below for more details.

The space you would be staying in is a studio in our backyard that has a queen bed, a fridge, a TV, a load of DVDs, a table and unlimited high speed internet access.

For those staying for less than a week, we ask for 3-4 hours a day help which involves cooking and the dishes and one more cleaning or gardening task a day. If you enjoy cooking we would love to hear from you! We normally sit down together with you as a family at around 6pm to eat and discuss our day! We're also learning Spanish as a family so would love to hear from anyone that can help us with our Spanish!

If you stay for longer than a week, then we ask for 3-4 hours a day during weekdays (the same tasks as above) with the possibility of one night of babysitting during the week. You would generally have the weekends to yourself and we'll cook for you in the evenings. Occasionally we might see if you would mind doing a few hours of childcare on one day in the weekend in exchange for less work during the week but only if this works for you too as we understand that people often like to get away for the weekend.

If you come during the school holidays, we might ask if you could some childcare during week days.
We also have a couple of handy person jobs around our house for anyone who knows how to do this independently including building a side gate down the side of the house.

We are a non-smoking family and would ask that only non-smokers contact us to stay. We also ask that you don't shower after 11pm due to our noisy water pipes and have only one shower a day.

We are happy to share information about New Zealand and Christchurch. You can experience family life here in NZ though you will be able to have your own space away from the kids! We could help you with English too. We can also lend you a bike for getting around town.

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