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Auckland
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1300m2
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 46978
Region: Auckland

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Last Updated: February 9, 2020

• Couples or 2 friends • Non smokers • 10 day stay (across 2 weekends)

Enjoy your home away from home while helping out with our large 5brm family property.

We have availability:

• 14 February - 2 March
• 17 February - 2 March
• 14 February - 9 March
• 6 March - 16 March

___ Who we`re looking for ____________

We`re looking for couples (or friends) who are fun, honest, hardworking and able to work independently.

If you are keen to work, learn and connect as part of a kiwi family, then please contact us :-)

___ What you`ll do ___________________

We`ll provide accommodation, breakfast and the facilities mentioned below. In exchange you`ll do:
• 3 hours` work per person each day, normally from 9am-12pm
• shared evening meals (see the Meals section below for more details)

We have a well-structured jobs list for you to follow, which covers jobs like household chores, weeding and gardening, spring cleaning and home organising. We may also get you to do some home or property improvement jobs if you are skilled.

You can feel free to use your initiative if you notice something that needs cleaning, organising or fixing. :-)

___ Helpful skills ___________________

If you have good skills and experience in one or more of the following areas, we`d be particularly interested in hearing from you:
• landscaping
• tree and treestump removal
• home renovation (eg. sanding, painting, lining walls, insulating, plastering and wallpapering)
• wooden furniture restoration (eg. sanding, varnishing, staining)
• home and property maintenance
• building
• plumbing
• electrical

___ What we offer ______________

You`ll stay in a private room with a queen sized bed. We also offer good conversation, a chance to practice your English and lots of laughs :-)

___ Meals _________________

• Breakfast: We supply continental breakfast foods (eg. tea, coffee, milk, cereals, muesli, toast and spreads). Sometimes we also make delicious home-made yoghurt.
• Lunch: You`ll need to provide your own lunch, but you are welcome to use our kitchen.
• Dinners: We enjoy sharing evening meals. Here`s how it normally works:
- we supply ingredients and cook dinner (3 nights per week)
- you supply ingredients and cook dinner (3 nights per week)
- other night you will usually organise you own dinner (eg. takeout, dinner out or cooking separately)

___ Dietary requirements _________________

We eat a very broad range of foods, but for allergy and health reasons, there are some foods that we don`t eat:

- Gluten (eg. wheat, pastry, pasta, bread, refined carbohydrates)
- Refined sugar (eg. cane sugar, golden syrup, added sugar)

___ Facilities ______________

• Living: You are welcome to relax in our lounge, dining room and out on the deck or lawn.
• Kitchen: The kitchen is normally available for your use, except when we are preparing the childrens` meals.
• Laundry: You are welcome to use our washing machine/laundry facilities during your stay.
• Internet: We have unlimited high-speed fibre-optic Internet.
• TV: We have TV with Chromecast and Netflix, but we don`t have UHF/broadcast television.

___ About us ______________

I`m a teacher who loves art, design, and culinary pursuits. My husband is a lawyer and techie. We have 3 kids (two boys 8 years and 5 years and a baby girl 3 months) who we love to bits. We like good food, music, travel, socialising and hosting interesting people from Airbnb and Helpx.

___ Our neighbourhood ______________

Just a few minutes drive from Auckland Airport and Manukau City, Papatoetoe is a well-established suburb conveniently located in the southern part of Auckland.

___ Local park ______________________

Our house overlooks and has private access a huge park which is great for walking and getting outside in the fresh air.

___ Shops, food, supermarket __________

You`ll find a shops, food (especially Indian and Chinese) and the local New World supermarket around 10 minutes walk from our house.

___ Getting around ______________

Auckland is a real `driving` city, but thankfully we`ve got great public transport options just a short walk from our house. The best way to and from Auckland CBD is via train, with Papatoetoe Railway Station just 5 mins walk from our house. The best way to and from Auckland Airport is by bus on the AT Airporter service. Just ask and we`ll point you in the right direction!

___ House rules ______________

We have just a few house rules:
• NO SMOKING is allowed on the property
• please take your SHOES OFF inside
• ALL FOOD must be kept in the kitchen (we provide some fridge and pantry space for this)
• please look after our stuff as if it was your own
• if you`re not sure about anything, just ask

reviews (18)
Helper: Michaela Ordosova Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Czech Republic Date: March 17, 2020
Couldn't have asked for a better first HelpX experience! We ended up staying ... view complete review

Helper: Claire and Michael Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: June 23, 2018
Hi, Sorry for the late review. We spend about 2 weeks with this lovely family... view complete review

Helper: Marine & Nico Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: June 17, 2018
Thanks a lot for your welcoming ! Good place when you arrive at Auckland, n... view complete review

Helper: Wiebke and Hannes Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: March 21, 2018
We had two awesome weeks at the family's place in Papatoetoe. Ange and Grant ... view complete review

Helper: Nicolas and Chloι Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 5, 2018
We stayed at Angela and Grant's place for a little more than one week and we ... view complete review

Helper: Gregory and Mathilde Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: December 3, 2017
We highly recommend the HelpX at the Pritchards. Located in Auckland area, th... view complete review

Helper: Marie and Damien Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: July 25, 2017
We stayed 3 weeks and a half with the Pritchard family. It was a real pleasur... view complete review

Helper: Lena and Florian Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: May 30, 2017
Family is not always blood! Me and my boyfriend were so lucky to stay (far t... view complete review

Helper: mathilde Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 5, 2017
- If it's ok for you, to buy your own food, have a relation as employer/emplo... view complete review

Helper: Jean-baptiste and Marine Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 21, 2017
grant, angela and their children are really amazing! we spent 3 weeks in thei... view complete review

Helper: Garance and Julien Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 25, 2017
Angela, Grant and the kids (Edward and Oliver) were really welcoming and help... view complete review

Helper: Lucille and James Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: December 21, 2016
From the moment you step foot through the door, Angela, Grant and their two b... view complete review

Helper: Laura and Graeme Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: November 14, 2016
We spent just under 3 weeks with the Pritchard family and had a really wonder... view complete review

Helper: Emeline and Badreddine Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: October 6, 2016
We stayed 3 weeks with Angela, Grant, Oliver and Edward and we could not drea... view complete review

Helper: Frank and Emily Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: August 26, 2016
We've spent 2 unforgettable weeks with the Pritchard family, and we enjoyed i... view complete review

Helper: Guillaume and Laetitia Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: August 3, 2016
Sorry for this late review but we were busy to travel again... Thank you so ... view complete review

Helper: Marine GAUTIER Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: June 30, 2016
Thank you to Grant and Angela for welcome me for 3 weeks. As the comment pre... view complete review

Helper: Antoine and Celine Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: June 24, 2016
We've spent one month with Angela, Grant and their two boys, Edward & Oliver.... view complete review

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