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Martinborough & Masterton
All Year: no
Area (ha): 3500/140
Persons: 1-2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 2017
Region: Lower North Island

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Last Updated: May 1, 2017

We are looking for 1 female helper to help with looking after the kid(s) and when not doing that to be a general helping hand with house and garden work. It's autumn now and there are lots of garden jobs and weeds :)
You should have some experience with childcare and we'd like a 2 weeks minimum stay.

Jobs are a usually mixed and weather dependent - gardening (e.g. weeding, watering, tidy up jobs, odd jobs & projects), daily family life & household tasks (e.g. dishes, cleaning, help with cooking & washing), feeding animals/pets and looking after the kids.

We are a Kiwi-German family with 3 children (5, 8 and & 2 yrs old) and live in the beautiful Wairarapa region. We manage 2 sheep & beef farms, a big hill country station in rural Martinborough, only 3kms from the scenic Tora coast, and a finishing farm on the outskirts of Masterton. We have got cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, dogs, chickens, honey bees, a goat and (of course) lots of sheep & cattle. My mother-in-law also has horses and is only a 25 min drive away on the other side of the farm if you'd like to go for a horse ride.

Farmwork depends on what's happening at the time of year and your experience, but if its busy you could be helping out there as well (e.g. docking lambs in spring or help with yard work and odd jobs). Not really anything there to help with at the moment.

We'd like ~4-5 hours of work a day in exchange for food and accommodation in our family home.

Helpers should be comfortable around kids & animals, be honest and reliable and speak reasonable English (although I also speak German and the kids understand it). No vegetarians please - we're meat eaters ;o) Minimum stay of 2 weeks preferred.

We've got space for up to 2 people (not all the time though, please ask first) and I can pick up from Masterton or Martinborough.

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