We are a family of 6 with four children under 9. We live on Great Barrier Island which we believe is a very special part of New Zealand. We are homeschooling / unschooling our beautiful children and you will be warmly welcomed into our bustling, creative and caring home.
We are seeking a live in Au Pair for assistance with household chores, child care and a little gardening. We are running two businesses while homeschooling, and need an adaptable, caring and active person for some support!
The position is board and meals in exchange for 6 hours work per day / 5 days a week. Weekly payment of $150 on top of that. We are looking for someone to stay with us for a minimum 3 months, potential for longer if everyone is happy :) Start September 1st through November+ 2019. Spring is a beautiful time on our magical island :)
You will have your own private sleep out accomodation with a comfy queen sized bed, and simple cooking facilities in an outdoor kitchen. We will share preparation of the evening meal, but you will be able to make your own breakfast and lunch in your own space, we will provide basic ingredients. You will have your own toilet, but will need to share our bathroom. We have a mountain bike for your use.
Our home is at the top of a 3 minute walking track, surrounded by ancient pohutukawa trees with stunning views over the ocean. We are situated in the heart of Tryphena, a short 5-10 minute walk to beaches, shops, cafes and pubs.
Here we live in harmony with the seasons, the land, sea and sky. We are part of a small, isolated, but friendly community. Our property is off grid, with independent systems for electricity and water. We are an unschooling family, which is a lifestyle in itself, a radical way to approach education and life.
While staying with us, we will make sure you have opportunities to explore this amazing island, tramping, biking, hiking, swimming, surfing, diving, fishing, adventures aplenty!
If would like a glimpse into our life on the island, and what our unschooling life is like, there is a couple of clips our friend made when she stayed with us in 2018. (The kids have grown a little since then!)
Search in Youtube for:
UNSCHOOLING ON A REMOTE OFF GRID ISLAND | OFF GRID LIVING NZ
and another one:
GOBSMACKED!!!! | OFF GRID PARADISE ISLAND NZ
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