Vegan Family Homestay


Private room in residential home hosted by Sundeia

  1. 3 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 shared bathroom
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Welcome to our warm Kiwi family of four, your home away from home. We offer unlimited wifi, free food staples including a basic self serve breakfast. On request we can provide pick-ups/drop-offs, homemade vegan meals, information about local jobs and more.

The space
This listing is for a single-over-double bunk room, sleeping up to 3 people. The space has ample storage with drawers and a closet with hangers, 2 desks with lamps and free good wifi between 6am and 11pm.

We have a fully insulated home with an HRV system and a cool ceiling fan for the summer, cosy log fire in winter, but please note that we do not have airconditioning in our home.

FREE FOOD: We offer all our guests free of charge 'staples' which include: Rice, pasta, flour, organic legumes, herbs and spices, cooking oil, condiments, a good selection of teas, frozen vegetables, fruit from our garden and more.

If you are a parent travelling with children, we can offer books, toys, local kid-friendly travel advice, discounts and optional babysitting by arrangement. I am a PORSE in-home Educator and have completed the Level 4 Certificate in Early Childhood Education. I also have a University degree in Education and Japanese. We're a homeschooling family. We have 3 parks within walking distance, bikes with child seats and a swing/climbing tree/trampoline/small backyard.

BREAKFAST: FREE self-serve super basic cereals/toast, spreads, teas. BYO milk as we are a dairy-free household and there are too many variations of milk preferences!
DINNER: $10pp homemade vegan and usually gluten-free.
KIDS MEALS: $1 per year of age up to the maximum amount listed.
CLOTHES DRYER: $2/use (hang washing outside on the line for free).
PICK UP or DROP OFF to Hastings Intercity or Nakedbus terminal: $5 for 1-2 guests, $5 per additional 1-2 guests thereafter up to a maximum of 5 guests.
NAPIER AIRPORT PICK UP or DROP OFF: $30 for 1-2 guests, $10 per guest thereafter up to a maximum of 5 guests.

MENUS: Must be ordered at least 2 days in advance, otherwise the "Surprise Me" option may apply to all meals :-)

All meal options require a minimum of 2 people. (If you are a solo traveller, "Surprise Me" option may apply). Your group will need to agree on 1 main to share, which we serve buffet-style at our dining table and we eat with you (see photos for examples).

1) Organic vegan sunflower walnut rissoles, mashed potatoes, seasonal veges, fresh seasonal salad.
2) Rice, homemade Indian curry and dahl, fresh seasonal salad.
3) Tofu burgers with homemade kumara/potato chips and fresh seasonal salad.
4) Homemade sushi with homemade chunky miso tofu vege soup.
5) Vegan nachos or tacos with vegan sheese and fresh seasonal salad.
6) Brown rice, tofu and lightly steamed veges with homemade peanut satay sauce.
7) Vegan red Thai curry (tofu and veges) served with rice.
8) Pumpkin (or other seasonal vege) risotto with vegan cheese, vegan parmesan cheese, fresh seasonal salad
9) Lentil tempeh shepherd's potato-top pie with fresh seasonal salad
10) Pasta/spaghetti with homemade sauce + seasonal grilled veges or tofu or vegan walnut and potato 'neatballs', fresh seasonal salad
11) Roast veges and tofu, homemade hummus, fresh seasonal salad
12) Rice, felafels, homemade hummus, warm pita or turkish bread, salad
13) Homemade Thai spicy (or not) pumpkin soup with fresh homemade bread
14) Homemade vegan dumplings
15) Rice and tofu vege stirfry with salad, with sesame seeds or peanut sauce
16) Homemade vegan pizza with salad
17) Surprise me - meal of the day! With salad.

ALL MEALS are homemade, vegan, gluten-free and low sugar or certainly can be on request, and all utilise some organic ingredients often including fresh goodies from our own garden :-)

We have 3 adults' bikes, 1 electric bike, 1 bike suitable for age 8-16, 2 children's bikes (suit age 5-9) and a toddler seat available for hire. Prices:
Regular bikes - $20/day. E-bike - $40/day.

Where you'll sleep

1 double bed, 1 single bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Washing machine
Dryer – In building
Patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Where you’ll be

Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

*If you like to be active, you could try out aerobics or jogging, rock-climbing, swimming, local dance classes or join a local sports team during your stay in Hastings.

*If you love exploring and adventures, you could go to Cape Kidnappers, Te Mata Peak, Hawke's Bay Wineries, Ocean beach, Maraetotora Falls, Waimamara Beach, Ocean Spa, Splash Planet, Pekapeka Wetlands, Arataki Honey, or even try hiking up to Sunrise Hut if you have a car... lots to do around here!

*If you are into movies, reading or music, you could borrow a book from the local library (free!) We also have a piano, guitar and flute if you are keen to learn or practise.

*And if you're really into learning or improving your English, I taught English in Japan for almost 3 years so I can help you! I also speak a little Japanese.

Hosted by Sundeia

  1. Joined in March 2015
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My husband Kelvin and I have been married 10 years and have two children aged 6 and 8. I'm passionate about holistic health and wellbeing. We have a puppy and a fruitful yet small garden. I used to teach English in Japan. I enjoy vegan cooking, nature, mountains, hiking and classical music. Kelvin is a software developer who enjoys playing guitar, singing and cycling. We both enjoy nature, walks, board games and vegan chocolate (hint hint... just kidding).
My husband Kelvin and I have been married 10 years and have two children aged 6 and 8. I'm passionate about holistic health and wellbeing. We have a puppy and a fruitful yet small…


  • Kelvin

During your stay

We enjoy interacting with our guests and getting to know you especially over dinner, but we also respect your privacy. We have a good collection of board games. We can offer you great local advice about where to go and what to do based on your interests.
We enjoy interacting with our guests and getting to know you especially over dinner, but we also respect your privacy. We have a good collection of board games. We can offer you gr…

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  • Languages: English, 日本語
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 17:00 - 22:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Climbing or play structure
Smoke alarm

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