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.
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.
We have been here almost two 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. Our biggest job is fencing so someone with previous farm fencing skills would be perfect. However we also have native tree planting, building, gardening, landscaping and general farm work to do.
English, a little German
During our recent house build we lived on site in one of the out buildings having set it up with everything you would require for comfortable living. You would have a warm sleeping cabin, your own living area with tv, internet, sofa, fire and small kitchen area. There is also your own bathroom cabin with shower, basin and composting toilet in the same area. 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.
We will provide at least five evening meals a week and ingredients and facilities for the other meals.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week