Phil and I (a couple in our late 30's) live with our children, Jonty (just about 2) and Zara (5 months) live on a farm 5 minutes out of Featherston (a town in the Lower North Island on the East Coast). Just 10 minutes from funky Greytown and 15 minutes to the vineyards of Martinborough and 1 hour from the capital city, Wellington on the train, we are very central to lots of great Wairarapa sights!
We love all things outdoors - we have horses, motorbikes, a boat and pets.
We will have only just moved to this farm in late October, so we are looking for people that are practical and don't mind getting their hands dirty - helping with gardening, planting, painting, cooking and general handiwork as we establish ourselves in our new place. Anyone with building or general handyman experience and/or childcare experience will be welcomed!
Phil will be doing some huge hours during this time and I am currently home with the children on maternity leave, so will be doing as much as I can in and around the house, around the children. We would love people that are also happy to help out around and in the house, to work in the garden, to look after & walk Ralphy and Koda (the Labradors) and that love children.
We May make one of our cars available if you are experienced driver and we are not in need of both at that time. You will be responsible for the excess ($1200) in the case of any incident.
You will have your own large room that's in a separate building from the main house.
We are also big meat-eaters, coming from a farm so vegetarians/vegans not preferred.
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
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Learning about cropping farming and family life in NZ
Painting (interior and exterior)
Building, if able too
Cooking and baking if you like too!
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
You can contact them directly for more information.
Own bedroom that's adjacent to stand-alone garage.
If you are looking to do the following you will need your own car.
Local beaches - Pirinoa, Castlepoint or Riversdale
15 minutes from Martinborough - wineries
10 minutes from Greytown - boutique shopping and cafes
5 minutes from Featherston - local township
20 minutes from access to Tararua ranges - tramping and camping
1 hour from Wellington - Capital city by train
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
This host can provide space for campervans.
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days a week