We are a family of 4; Em and Wayne, Isla and Missy the dog. We live in the Wairarapa, New Zealand. We're just a 1.5 hr train ride from Wellington, the coolest little capital. We love our part of the world and would love to share it with others. We can offer you your own room, free WIFI and meals.
We're also keen travellers and just back from a family trip to Europe. We're close to shops, cafes, supermarket, vineyards and nature. Also we have a train station within walking distance and the feeling of a rural retreat, right within town and live in a great neighbourhood. Whether you can offer help with making our gardens beautiful or help Wayne with his renovation projects, we'd love to hear from you.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesGardeningDIY and building projectsAnimal CareHelp around the houseGeneral Maintenance
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
Enjoy being part of an English speaking, kiwi family household and the chance to travel NZ from a base in the heart of the wine region! We have a very relaxing, rural retreat feel home.
Projects involving children
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Gardens require more beautifying. Any suggestions and help greatly appreciated. Renovation help on our house is always welcomed. You don't need to be skilled as such, just willing and able to help! If you could help with any of these things then we'd love for you to get in touch. Probably would help if you enjoy being in a family environment too.
Double room available. WIFI included. Breakfast available, everyone helps themselves. A cooked meal in the evening with the family will be available. A plentiful supply of tea is of course always available.
What else ...
There's so much to do and see locally. We are close to a train station which can take you directly into Wellington. Plenty of galleries, museums, cultural interest places to visit in Wellington. We have great walks and scenery to take in locally. Our home will be a relaxing, rural retreat feel, within walking distance to public transport, shops and cafes. This region is known as wine country, so you can enjoy all that the local vineyards have to offer.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
Space for parking camper vans
This host can provide space for campervans.
How many Workawayers can stay?
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week