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Kapiti Coast, Paekakariki
All Year: most of the year
Area (ha): House + large section
Persons: 1 (2 occasionally)
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 47113
Region: Wellington

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Last Updated: October 9, 2018

Erica (originally from Italy) and Matiu (Maori from Aotearoa), in their early 40s, and their baby boy Manuariki (2 years old now), welcome you to their home in exchange for help mainly in the garden and around the house. On the property there are some fruit trees and vegetable gardens all grown organically, and four chickens. There is a spare room in the house with garden views where you will be sleeping.
The house is located in beautiful Paekakariki, 3 minutes walking distance from the beach and right next to the coastal park with plenty of walking and mountain bike tracks. Paekakariki has a train station (40 min from Wellington), a few shops, a vibrant community of artists and gardeners, and stunning sunsets! From here you can take a boat to go visit Kapiti Island, a Nature reserve and bird sanctuary, great for walks and day trips.
Erica is a pilates instructor, a keen gardener and a great cook. Matiu is a teacher and renowned musician. You'll have the opportunity to experience a Maori-Italian culture, friendly chats, relaxed moments on the beach and live music at home from time to time!
Please contact us to find out our availability as we might be on a musical tour.

Update: We are looking at taking one person at a time as the room has a single bed. Help needed in the garden with lots of weeding, pruning, sowing seeds and setting up garden beds for the new season. Enquires welcomed!

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