We Kiwi 'lifestyle' on our picturesque 35 acres of farmland in sunny Longbush, just south of Gladstone and north of Martinborough (the world renown wine region!) in the Wairarapa valley. We have a beautiful home, garden, orchard and vegetable garden, around 40 cattle and loads of native birds.
We are a lifestyle block not a business. That means we grow, harvest and prepare much of our own food. That keeps us (and workawayers) busy, and we don't really see it as 'work'. As a result we have amazing fruit, vegetables, nuts, home grown meat, and home made preserves. This is time consuming and is what we want help with. We are also developing our small farm (35 acres) and a large beautiful, flowering garden. Help there is also needed.
We are active a lot each day, and every day, as a result.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
You will experience the Kiwi way of life and our expertise in our NZ culture, lifestyling, gardening, caring for cattle, and working the land.
June 2019 update
We recently moved a cottage onto the farm. It looks great! But it means we need help with interior painting, as well as landscaping and gardening around the outside of the cottage. We also need help putting in the spring vege garden and digging over and planting up new beds for strawberries and in the shade house.
If you are strong and industrious, we'd love to have you to stay.
We are looking for people willing to work in: construction, shifting and splitting firewood, chainsawing, building repairs, painting, fencing, bush clearing, horticultural bed preparation, gardening - whatever you can do!
People who are hard workers, self-starters and willing to use their initiative fit in well on the farm. There is lots to be done on a large lifestyle block, and pretty much everyone seems to enjoy the variety of farm life activities to participate in or lead. One day is never the same as another.
Sharing the tasks of living together will be expected (such as cooking and housework) but we will also fit in with your particular skill set and interests. It is important that you use your initiative by looking at what needs to be done, checking in with us and then getting on to it.
Two comfortable spare rooms in our sunny, well decorated and furnished home. Warm in winter.
Easy access to wineries, classic NZ farmland, and bush trekking and biking if you have your own transport. We will share home preserves. If you like to drink alcohol, you will need to bring supplies for yourself.
As we are sometimes in Wellington, we can do a pick-up or drop-off if you need. Or we can collect you from Carterton train station (see the Wellington to Masterton timetable on the Wairarapa line using the metlink.org.nz site).
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
5 hours 5 days per week
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