We are 2 lovely hosts living in Gladstone in the Wairarapa. We have a big property and in middle of it is our amazing contemporary house surrounded by New Zealand natives and fruit and veggie gardens. We have 2 dogs and a cat, as well as many cows. We are very flexible with everything, so we can talk about your working hours, pick-ups and all other things. We are very interested in arts, so don't hesitate to ask if you want to see the best of it in the whole Wairarapa. On our drives to the near cities (Masterton, Carterton, Martinborough, Greytown, etc) we can take you with us.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
Living in the nature between hills with an absolutely stunning view (especially the night skies). We are very interested in architecture, gardening, contemporary New Zealand art, festivals, art history and meeting people so we can talk to you about a lot of things. You'll probably learn something about farming. We often look after grandchildren aged 5, 5, 8, 8 & 10 ..two families. They add another very happy cultural exchange as they are real Kiwi kids.
Your main work is gardening, some household duties, sometimes cooking and being around the dogs and a cat. All easy jobs
You've got your own large bedroom with a queen-sized bed, a cooling A/C and a bathroom of your own including a hot water shower. You are going to live upstairs, so you have your own space, separated from us.
Unfortunately, there is no public transport to our home so it's great if you have a vehicle, however, we can pick you up and drop you off when you want. There are plenty of beautiful towns as well as lots of vineyards around us, walking tracks, a hydroelectric dam on our property. A 30 minutes drive you'll find a bird reserve (Pukaha) with white kiwis and fantastic art and history museums, Aratoi and a Shears Museum in Masterton, Cobblestones in Greytown, Fell Engine in Featherston.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week