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Auckland
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 34307
Region: Auckland

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Last Updated: August 4, 2020

Very central location close to Ponsonby Road, parks and supermarkets. Stay with me (owner) and one border collie (dog). Attractive renovated house and garden. Free WiFi. I have one spare room for a male visitor who is helpful, non-smoking, clean and tidy - and who wants to enjoy easy access to central Auckland and explore its neighbourhoods. If you don't read this, or match these criteria, kindly don't apply because I won't reply and you are wasting your time. Note for Helpers: I probably won't consider your request to stay if you put almost nothing about yourself on your profile - so I recommend you make some effort so potential hosts can know something about you before you apply. After all, the host profile usually has a lot of information, photos and some reviews - you should supply that as well!!

Light duties might include regular housework, ironing a few shirts, odd jobs around the garden or small projects. Since I don't exactly run a farm, I do expect you to adapt to our routine, make sure the house (including your own room) is always very tidy, and very clean while you stay. You need to like dogs and my friendly dog would love to be taken for a walk by you, if you like to go. About 3-4 hours work per day would normally be enough, plus sometimes help meal prep, plus help tidying up after a meal. I expect you to get up in the mornings and have breakfast, not sleep in. I'll usually make breakfast and dinner, or you can help yourself if I'm busy.

I'm very well travelled and can show you around a bit or tell you what to see. My languages: spoken French; reading level Spanish and Portuguese; elementary German. Period of stay negotiable but minimum about one week.

reviews (23)
Helper: Yu kai Lim Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Singapore Date: March 28, 2020
Patrick was absolutely fantastic I stayed with him for 9 days and had a reall... view complete review

Helper: Charles Weber Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: November 22, 2019
It was my first HelpX experience and it couldn't have been better. Patrick an... view complete review

Helper: Guihang XUE Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: November 10, 2019
Patrick lives in a very beautiful house with Brodie, the garden is fabulous,... view complete review

Helper: Nihl Zam Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: July 17, 2018
I had such a great time staying with Patrick and his lovely dog Brodie for my... view complete review

Helper: Paul Noel Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 21, 2018
It is hard to write a review for Patrick because I feel like I just stayed tw... view complete review

Helper: Benjamin Ullrich Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: May 15, 2018
It was my first experience in New Zealand and it was wonderful. The house is ... view complete review

Helper: Marc and Philip Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: April 6, 2018
We stayed at Patricks place for about two weeks and we totally enjoyed our ti... view complete review

Helper: Arthur and Florian Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 12, 2018
We'd stayed two weeks with Patrick and his lovely dog. Patrick is very helpfu... view complete review

Helper: Kevin He Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: July 26, 2017
I worked for Patrick in June 2017 and after lots of helpx experience I have t... view complete review

Helper: Tom lecaudey Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 17, 2017
Sorry for the late review I have moved a lot since I left your house.. It wa... view complete review

Helper: Ivan Qumener Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 11, 2017
I don't know what said about the helpx. Everythings was perfect, I spend one... view complete review

Helper: Julian Osiander Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: December 30, 2016
I stayed for three weeks with Patrick and his wonderful dog Brodie. And I hav... view complete review

Helper: Loc Bourduge Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: December 7, 2016
I stayed two weeks in Patrick's house, it was a nice experience. I had a very... view complete review

Helper: Nicolas DESSARD Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 18, 2016
I've stayed with Patrick for 3 weeks. It was a wonderful experience. Patrick ... view complete review

Helper: Jian Chen Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: January 15, 2016
Patrick is a very friendly host who is also knowledgeable. So lucky I could s... view complete review

Helper: Thibaut Kintz Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: November 23, 2015
Patrick is an amazing host who will always care whether you're comfy enough o... view complete review

Helper: Akira Takahashi Silveira Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Brazil Date: June 12, 2015
Hey Patrick! Sorry for taking so long to write this review... But here it goe... view complete review

Helper: Romain pradeau Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 27, 2015
Sorry for the late review. So much to say about Patrick's home ! I just had s... view complete review

Helper: Christopher Neal Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: March 16, 2015
In reference to the accuracy of the listing - almost spot on, but you may fin... view complete review

Helper: Johannes Albrecht Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: February 26, 2015
Hey , I spend about 2 weeks with Patrick and can highly recommend him. It was... view complete review

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Helper: Lucas Btje Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: February 21, 2015
Hello Patrick, sorry for the late review! Hello everyone else, if you plan ... view complete review

Helper: Thinh Nguyen Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: January 7, 2015
Patrick is a very cheerful, diciplined, sophisticated, talkactive, helpful an... view complete review

Helper: Crehin Guillaume Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: December 28, 2014
I've stayed a couple of days with Patrick and he was a very friendly host. I... view complete review

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