Creative hub in the country side near Wellington, NZ

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  • Last activity: 24 Mar 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Our property is located in the beautiful Wairarapa, about an hour out of Wellington. We have renovated stables to create an art and mosaic studio. I (Zelda) am a Mosaic Artist from South Africa and my husband Matt is a Kiwi. We live in a 2 storey house which we renovated over the years and we share it with Alfred the cat who is the king of the castle.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have space for up to 5 helpers which creates a social atmosphere and an opportunity to meet people from different cultures. I am South African and Matt is Kiwi and we like to share our culture with others.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    I am in the process of restructuring my mosaic studio so I need people who can help me with mosaics from time to time. I could also use some help with computer and social media to promote the upcoming event we are organising as a fundraiser for Life Flight Rescue Helicopter Service (non-profit organisation).

    In December and January we are looking for people with the following skills: carpentry, painting. Additionally, if you like art, then we can always work on lots of Mosaic Art projects together.

  • Languages spoken

    Afrikaans: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have spacious accomodation in renovated stables (next to the main house) or on the top floor of the main house so you have your own space and privacy. The place is off the main road but with a nice view in the background. Wifi is available.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live close to Featherston in the Wairarapa region. It is about 10km from Lake Wairarapa where you can enjoy a relaxed afternoon. The area is a beautiful to explore with heaps of hiking tracks, vineyards in Martinborough. You can also do a day trips to Cape Palliser (about an 1 hr drive) where you can probably spots seals, or Castle Point.
    There is a country Pub next door where you can play pool and they sometimes have live music and you can watch rugby games there.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    You can park a camper van on the lawn and work 2-3 hours per day instead of 4-5.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 324685494294

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