Auckland, New Zealand
Joined October 2018
No allergies that I know of! We sometimes travel as a family of 7 with my sister and her 2 children.
We are now seasoned home swappers. I remember our first swap. We boarded the plane to Prague with trepidation. We got cold feet at the airport and booked a cheap hotel for 1 night nearby. We arrived and were blown away. That was March 2017 and we have not looked back. We now have 11 swaps to our name across 3 continents.
Joy is a Lecturer in Health and Allied Sciences, Andrew is a Transport Planner specialising in Public Transport. We have 3 children. A boy aged 5 (I'll have to update this soon!) and twin girls aged 3 (also have to update this soon! Why do they grow so fast?!) We sometimes travel with my sister and her 2 children aged 10, a boy and 7, a girl. Other times, we travel with my other sister who has no children (free babysitter yay!)
We want to see the world, as much of it as we can physically can. We aim to swap our way round the world! We own a small 2 bedroom apartment in the UK - located in Colwyn Bay, Wales (this is usually rented out on Airbnb, we swap it if it's empty) and of course our family home in Auckland, New Zealand.
Andrew is wholly British. Joy is a naturalised Brit from Nigeria. We have been living in New Zealand since August 2017 and have no plans to leave anytime soon but we will see.
Our likes and hobbies have changed a bit over the years and depending on where we live. Now we like hikes, lots of nature, water sports and we both recently did a sky dive so add adventure to that list! We also own more than 3000 books! We also like to just stay at home and potter round the neighbourhood. We want to see and visit everywhere!
Joy is a ready, GO!!! Throw yourself in kind of person. Andrew is a ready, STOP! THINK, READY! THINK SOME MORE! CHECK RISKS! READY! STOP, LOOK LEFT and ....... kind of person. Sorry! Couldn't resist!
We would prefer exchanges that accept children. We're committed to making our children world citizens. Looking forward to swapping with you!