We live on a sheep and cattle farm in Gladstone. Gladstone is a rural community with four small towns within approx 20 minutes drive. We have a large country home and garden with swimming pool. Willie works on the farm and Angela works part-time in Wellington. We have two children. Our son Tom is ten years old and our daughter Rosie is six.
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
You will experience the rural lifestyle in a peaceful NZ environment. We are happy to show you around the farm and you will have an opportunity to see us working with the animals. If you enjoy walking, it is worth a visit to the top of the farm for a view over South Wairarapa.
Our busiest time is October-December. If you are available for 2-3 months around this time, please contact us! We primarily require help with childcare - entertaining a 10 year old boy and 6 year old girl before and after school. This includes serving breakfast, taking the children to the school bus and pre-school, supervising homework and preparing meals. Depending on your interests you may also like to help in the garden or on the farm. You must have a valid drivers license. It would be great if you enjoy cooking!
You will have a single bedroom in your own private space with your own hand basin and toilet. Shower and bath is in a shared bathroom.
Wairarapa is a region of spectacular coastlines, big skies, wide valleys and small towns, all full of character and only 1.5 hour's drive or train ride from Wellington. The Wairarapa is also one of New Zealand’s top food and wine destinations.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
5 hours per day.