Help required involves gardening, planting trees, soft landscaping, general maintenance in rural Wairarapa - NZ

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New Zealand

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  • Description

    Description

    Hamish and I (Alastair) live on a lifestyle property in rural Wairarapa on land that has been in my family for over 40 years. We both work full time and in the weekends enjoy our friends and family nearby, our garden, our pets, and our animals on our surrounding 7 hectares of farmland.

    We manage the farm with my father and my brother, sister-in-law and niece and nephew. We're starting to plant natives and wetlands on the farm to attract birds and other local wildlife, and are seeking help with the farm planting, as well as general farm work such as animal care and wood chopping, gardening and odd jobs like painting.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers will be able to spend time with me and Hamish and my family and friends who live nearby. New skills include gardening (including fruit and vegetables), planting, basic farming and building skills like painting. Practice English.

  • Help

    Help

    Planting, general on-farm jobs including animal care, firewood chopping and stacking, gardening and odd jobs like painting.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The accommodation is in a separate guest house that is new, modern and sunny with views of the surrounding countryside.

    The guest house has a self-contained bedroom, dining and living room, kitchenette and bathroom. The bedroom has a queen size bed and a day bed. The dining and living room has a dining table, a couch and TV. The kitchenette allows basic cooking and there's a 4-burner BBQ available along with outdoor areas for relaxing and eating.

    Hamish works from another room in the guest house on weekdays and will share the kitchen and bathroom. Guests will have the space to themselves outside work hours and on the weekends.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our house is on the outskirts of Carterton with rural outlook and atmosphere, but close to the shops and transport links. Our place is 10 minutes from the railway station with trains to Wellington that take 90 minutes.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Alastair
Hamish
Martha & Rufus

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