Experience family and farm life in rural Wairarapa, New Zealand


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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    Hello travellers! We are looking for a lovely person or a couple who can help in and around the house and someone who enjoys the company of children. We are a family with 3 children - 9 , 7 and 4 years old. We live in Gladstone in the Wairarapa are 20 minutes from Masterton and Carterton on a sheep and beef farm. We are looking for someone who would like to come and stay with us for 3-4 nights, however this could be longer.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    *️️️️️️️Get to experience life on a sheep and beef farm with a friendly family;
    ️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️A 2km long driveway (great for keen runners/walkers) for those who like to keep fit while travelling;
    *️️️️️️️For any keen fisherman the Kourarau Dam is situated beside our driveway which attracts keen fisherman from around the area;
    *️️️️️️️A beautiful vista from your bedroom door of hills and farming activity at your back door step;
    *️️️️️️️Connections with art/museum for you to explore.

  • Help


    We are urgently seeking a person or a couple who are willing to help us work on our farm, clearing sticks and debris from fences after a flood.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    Accommodation is a your own large space which includes a lounge, kitchen, a large bedroom with a queen and single bed. There is also a second room with a double bed. Bathroom is accessed from the veranda. It has a good wood burner and plenty of firewood is provided. There is also a heater in the main bedroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have 3 young children so we expect our visitors to be good with children. We are an active family, like to keep fit. We are up early getting children off to school and going to work and expect people can work unsupervised. Volunteers can come into town when I am travelling in and go to places of interest while I am in town. The train station is 20 minutes from our home so I can drop you here if you are wanting to go to Wellington (1 hour 20 minute train ride from Masterton).

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 727973875555