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All Year: No
Area (ha): 1217m
Persons: 1 or 2 is fine
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 82054
Region: Lower North Island

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Last Updated: November 13, 2019

We are a family of 2 adults, a lively 9-year-old and a small dog. We lead a gentle-ish life but enjoy lots of fun too.

Our holiday house is at a beach settlement just over 1 hour from Wellington 8 km off the main road north. Here it is warmer than Wellington.

Waikawa Beach still has no shop. It has lovely sand dunes, a river and a very relaxed village of approximately 60 houses. 45 mins drive from a great Mountain Bike Park. We have old bikes, kayak, hot tub, pool table,table tennis & dvds. No internet but we can arrange hotspots so you can contact family etc.

You can easily get to our capital city to shop, go to concerts and sporting events. There are trains to Wellington from Otaki & Waikanae. Driving/trains both take 1 hour 15 mins.

We are needing some general help from handy people aged 24+, as we renovate/maintain our house and sleep-out. There could be painting, repairs, gardening, cleaning, and the odd evening meal cooked but not essential. Would depend upon your experience. If you are a keen gardener and could help increase our food production that would be awesome but the weeding is the first priority! If we get lots of maintenance done we might move on to building a treehouse for our son but there is a bit to to before that!

You would stay in a sleep-out (cottage) separate to the house. It has basic kitchen facilities, comfortable beds, a shower & a compost toilet which you would empty. There are laundry facilities in the main house.

We'll provide all food but if our timetable doesn't work for your stomach, feel free to make it yourself.

We're pretty flexible - not overly-structured! So if you want to work 8 hours one day and take the next one off that's fine. Just so long as the hours get worked.

Lastly, honesty is important to us. If it's not working out for either party, then let's communicate.

Possible dates COULD be:
Between 28 Dec 2019 & end Jan 2020
All to be confirmed.

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