Matakana, New Zealand


Member since


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
May 01, 2022 - May 21, 2023 3 weeks

Matakana, New Zealand

NOTE ON COVID: We are happy to start dialogue with anyone who wishes to exchange with us. The timing would be in 2022 once it is safe to do so.
The house is set in picturesque rolling hills in an enclave of 30 houses near the village of Matakana.
The area is dotted with active vineyards some of which offer wine tasting while others offer gourmet food, art galleries and accommodation.
The house is typically New Zealand style, simple but comfortable with most amenities.

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Our Family

  • 4 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 15 Exchanges made


  • Retired Engineer
  • Retired artist and potter

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Environment: In a small town
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6


In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Long-term exchange wanted
  • Home exchange


  • Free internet access
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television


  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Balcony
  • BBQ


  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Cuba
  • Greece
  • Croatia
  • Japan
  • Thailand
  • Tahiti, French Polynesia
  • Hawaii, USA
  • Belize
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Australia
  • Slovenia
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Italy
  • Russia
  • Estonia
  • New Zealand

Spoken Languages

  • English

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Auckland - 40


  • Retired Engineer
  • Retired artist and potter


  • No children will be traveling with us.


  • We do not have pets.

About Our Family

Greg is a retired Engineer who has travelled to most continents during his career. The last one, prior to his retirement, being a 2 year assignment in Shanghai, China.
Elvira was a potter for 30 years but has retired from that.
Both of us have enjoyed house renovation over about the last 40 years and it is still happening in the house we offer for exchange however, rest assured that the house is quite comfortable
We both enjoy travelling and have done 24 exchanges to date, 15 through Intervac and 9 through another house exchange website.