ROOM AVAILABLE FROM 20 NOVEMEBR
We are losing our lovely homestay student at the end of the University year (in November) so we will have a room available for a FEMALE guest only. All food and bills are included in the homestay amount.
In our home you will be part of a caring and friendly family with my husband, myself, our daughter (who is 21) and our two current homestays (who are 28 and 34).
My husband and I are self employed professionals with flexible hours so we will have time to spend with you and help you settle in if you need. We may also be able to help you with your studies depending on the subject.
We have a shy cat who is very friendly when he gets to know you. We are also fostering a dog for SPCA at the moment. He is very quiet and loves cuddles!
We live in a beautiful (5 year old) 5 bed 3 bathroom home in Wigram Skies. We have unlimited high speed fibre internet, central heating and cooling, unlimited gas hot water, and street parking.
We are only a few hundred metres walk to The Landing (stores, cafes, restaurants, gym, cinema,supermarket) and the bus stop that runs to various places including the bus exchange in Christchurch central city and the University of Canterbury.
Your room is fully furnished with a walk-in closet, near new double bed, wall mounted tv (with Apple TV), drawers and desk. We can provide bedding, towels and any other linen if you need.
The main bathroom is the one you will use which is next door to your bedroom. You have a door in your room straight into the bathroom (like an ensuite but there is also another main door in too). Our female homestay students are the only ones to share this bathroom.
As a family we enjoy movies, going out to dinner, cooking, camping, travelling, board games and talks over dinner. You are most welcome to join in any family activities and trips if you want or none at all. We have a family dinner out, at a new restaurant each time, at least once a month which is included in your board.
Our meals are from a variety of cultures. We especially love trying out Chinese and Indian recipes. We also cook a lot of great kiwi food!
We have a cleaner named Sue, who comes once a week to clean the whole house including your bathroom and vacuums and dusts your bedroom (if you want her to). So your only tasks are washing your clothes, making your breakfast /lunch (with the food we provide), and general tidying of your room. Though we do all clean up after dinner together which we find is a nice way to end the evening talking.
We consider our homestays a part of our family and we are there to support you in any way we can. Two of our past homestays have come from other homesray placements where they were given different food, excluded from family events and restaurant dinners, and made to babysit children. This is NOT what a homestay is supposed to be like. You are supposed to be a part of the family so PLEASE don’t settle for anything less.