Lovely 4 Bed home swap in Christchurch, New Zealand

Our house is a typical New Zealand wooden bungalow set in private, treed grounds. Out back is a studio and playhouse. The house has been modernised and fitted with a logfire and heatpump to handle even the wildest of weather. The garden is private and secure, with iron gates and a block wall on the street. Incidentally, the New York Times has just rated Christchurch as a city to visit:

Christchurch was founded as an "English" settlement around 1850 and is now undergoing a massive rebuild after a series of devastating earthquakes two years ago. Sadly, most of our "English" heritage tumbled in the quakes, including our iconic cathedral. So we're starting virtually from scratch.

Christchurch is the tourist gateway to the magnificent Southern Alps, which offer skiing, white-water rafting, tramping, and extreme climbing. The international airport is barely 10 minutes from our house.

Nearby Banks Peninsula is a little like the Scottish Highlands, with high-level walks and picturesque bays. The historic French settlement of Akaroa on the tip of the peninsula is a delightful day trip from Christchurch. The spa village of Hanmer is also an a short rip away.

Up the rugged east coast is Kaikoura, now famous for whale watching. And further north are Nelson and the Marlborough Sounds, a vast playground for boaties.

Type of home swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Housesitting Offered

Conditions of home exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • No pets allowed
  • Children welcome

Christchurch (HE28534)

Canterbury,   New Zealand

  • 4 bed   (sleeps 7) 1 bath

Preferred destinations

  • England - Devon
  • Dorset
  • Somerset
  • Cornwall

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: 1 - 2 months


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Membership expiry date: 23 Aug 2015