Hello travellers! We are looking for a lovely person who can help around the house and someone who enjoys the company of children. We are a family with 3 children - 9 , 8 and 5 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 2-4 nights.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
*️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.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We have a new fence on our driveway and the posts have plastic bits on them that need to been taken off with various hand tools such as a hammer. This work is fairly slow but doesn't require too much strength making it a job that might suit anyone. We welcome any keen cooks to cook with fresh ingredients at meal time. There will also be odd jobs in and out of the house.
Accommodation is in our family home. You will have your own bedroom.
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).
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week