Hi, we are Michael, Marie, Etienne, Abigail and Cecilia. Our family is blended. Etienne is 18, studying Veterinary nursing and working part time. Abigail is 12 lives with us every second week and Cecilia is 10 joins us one weekend a month and school holidays.
We live on a lifestyle block in the Wairarapa in a small town called Featherston near Wellington. The Wairarapa is beautiful and known for its vineyards, hiking trails, cycling routes and many more attractions.
We have a dog, 2 cats, a goat, 3 ducks and chickens. Our aim is to become as self sustainable as possible. Our vegetable garden is in the process of being developed.
Michael works full time in Wellington and Marie is home.
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Marie is originally from Cape Town, South Africa and made New Zealand her home 16 years ago. Michael is from Germany and moved to New Zealand 5 years ago. The children are true Kiwis.
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Marie had a sporting accident 3 years ago and are limited to what she can do. Marie needs assistance with vacuuming, hanging out and taking down the washing, changing the bedding, general cleaning in the house, feeding the dogs, cats and chickens, collecting the eggs, help with the gardening and firewood.
Own cabin with bathroom facilities in the main house.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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