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Persons: couple or single
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 46322
Region: Auckland

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Last Updated: September 11, 2018

We live in a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house close to Auckland's CBD, with lovely views towards the city. Quiet street, close to public transport or an easy 25-minute walk to the city centre. Our home and garden are smoke free.

We are looking for helpers who want to stay for one week, with skills and experience in general household cleaning and cooking; gardening or landscaping; exterior painting; handy-work and maintenance; carpentry, building or cabinet making. The work will be done at our home and at our rental properties.

We share evening meals and helpers will be expected to make some of these meals during their stay. This means confidence (and cleanliness!) in the kitchen is important, including making vegetarian food. Our evening meals are pretty healthy and are generally either vegetarian or fish/ seafood based. (In summer, sometimes Keith cooks meat on the BBQ outside. We don't cook meat inside the house).

Accommodation (private bedroom with queen size bed, ensuite bathroom and own access to the front garden) and food are provided in this great location in exchange for 4 full hours of work per person, per day. We prefer work to be completed in the mornings, generally starting around 8am.

Food provided includes:
- Breakfast - Continental style: cereal/yoghurt/fruit/bread or toast and spreads
- Lunch - Picnic style: bread/wraps/salad/ cold meats/ cheese/pickles/fruit. Please note that we don't provide things for a cooked lunch; but there is a toastie machine if you want to have a hot sandwich or wrap at lunchtime.
- A nice variety of things for preparing cooked evening meals.
Please let us know when applying if you have particular food dislikes or allergies. We're happy to consider adjusting products and meals to suit where we can.

Two affectionate cats and a very enthusiastic dog are part of our little family, and they love to receive attention from willing guests.
We all look forward to welcoming you!

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