House and garden work in Greytown, South Wairarapa, New Zealand.


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    We are in our 40's with a 7 year old, a big black cat, and a very large poodle which is always trying to get at our flock of hens. We are packing to move and the house is a real mess, both inside and out! I had an accident and the weeds have really grown!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a relaxed little family, very white middle class. Hubby loves fishing and hunting. I love gardening and am interested in permaculture. We have both travelled reasonably well and are open to new people and cultures. We are in our 40's.

    Greytown is a lovely little historic village, with great access to a beautiful region. It's become a bit of a tourist town with Wellington locals. It's got great shopping and really friendly locals. If you are looking for a summer job then you'll be snapped up quickly, and I can help with this. It used to be called the fruit bowl of the region, but now wine and olives are the main crops here.

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    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We would like help in the house and garden.

    Due to packing the house is full of stuff lying around and boxes everywhere.

    We have a large garden & would like help with the weeding. Building experience is welcome. The soil is full of rocks, so only fit & hard working please.

    I'll put a list of 5 or 6 things and you can pick and choose according to your tastes & ability, and you can choose due to the weather. I prefer people who can self manage and get the hours done with too much direction. I'm really flexible, if you want to split up the work or do it in a block is up to you.

    We have had vegetarians here and it was ok for us but not ideal for them. You will need to be fine with pet meat and steak smells.

    Also, our son will be fascinated by you, you MUST like children to be happy here. Please do not apply if you do not have experience LIVING with children.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have 2 options, one inside room, and an outside room if you are really keen. We are offering an inflatable mattress out in the store room only to international travellers in need. It is getting colder, we will provide a heater. Inside is toasty.

    We are non-smoking and love coffee, we make excellent espresso on our excellent machine. We eat well. We also like wine with dinner. BYO.

    Due to strong interest I would prefer you have a plan formulated and a good reason to visit Greytown before you make contact, this is mainly because I'm answering many emails with too broad date ranges. Please do not send generic requests as I probably can't make a decision until closer to the time. Short notice is actually easier!

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    What else ...

    This listing is best suited to people on there way to somewhere else & would like a little break in a beautiful location. There are many wonderful things to do locally, wine, olives, fishing, hunting, tramping, cycling, more. We will help as much as we can.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 679334575694