Rural lifestyle in the heart of wine country. New Zealand


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  • Description


    My wife and I have a 3 Ha lifestyle block in Marlborough 20 minutes from Blenheim. We have a few pigs, sheep, cows, ducks and chickens. We are surrounded by vineyards and wineries and the property is primarily flat. We both work full-time and we need help to get the property manageable.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Animal Care

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Living here in Marlborough is a great way to be immersed in the English language. You will experience a true Kiwi outdoors lifestyle with hiking, fishing, boating, skiing and viticulture all easily accessible. We are happy to share what knowledge we have gained related to livestock care. Should you be interested in Rugby, then many hours could be spent discussing the in's and out's of our national game. Local club teams are always looking for players.

  • Help


    We have been here for almost three years and our knowledge and understanding of farming has grown dramatically during this time but we are still learning as we go. We need help with general farm work to get the property to a state that two people can manage on their own. Because we are busy with our day to day careers we need people with specific skills who can work independently. For example; native tree planting, building, gardening, landscaping and general farm work.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    German: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    We have a modern caravan with its own toilet and you will use the main bathroom in the house for showering. We also have a shed which is set up with TV, internet, a fire and a dartboard for relaxing in the evening if you wish to be independent. A hot cooked meal will be provided at least 5 nights a week and we are happy to provide food for breakfasts and lunches as well.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We work in Blenheim so can provide a ride into Blenheim and back most week days. A bicycle is available to borrow. Being in the heart of Marlborough you will have easy access to our world famous Sauvignon Blanc and wineries that produce it. Marlborough is centrally placed in New Zealand allowing easy access to the rest of the country. We travel to Christchurch and Nelson regularly so can provide transport. Picton and the Marlborough Sounds are only 30 minutes away for fishing, diving and sailing. While the neighbouring Kaikoura region offers more diving and fishing as well as whale, seal and dolphin encounters and surfing. During the winter our local ski field is an hours drive away.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    25hours a week max

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