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Cozy nature hideaway

Private room in farm stay hosted by Natalie
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed2 shared baths
Indoor fireplace
This is one of a few places in the area that has this feature.
Outstanding hospitality
12 recent guests complimented Natalie for outstanding hospitality.
Join our family in our beautiful nature retreat with animals, vege gardens, river swimming and amazing views over the Akatarawa Hills. Perfectly located between Wellington, Kapiti Coast and the Wairarapa, all in easy reach.

**Ahead of AirBnB experiences, ask us about our healthy eating/living, gardening or sustainable living immersion, book your future living coaching or music session - or try a private house concert!

The space
Your room is cozy with a double bed and view of the hills. Plenty of storage and a desk should you need to do some work. It suits up to two people easily - additional small children could be accommodated. The bathroom, toilet and shower are straight across the hall and shared with other guests. Please note the property is on a spring water supply and water pressure is that of a rural setting, not town supply. The water is beautiful and soft though!

Guest access
You have access to the main kitchen, dining and living area, as well as the gardens, bush, orchard and beautiful river swimming hole. There's a fire bath outside for the winter time.

Other things to note
We are a working permaculture property with organic gardens, orchard, chickens and ducks. You are welcome to explore the gardens and we are available for questions. We occasionally run workshops and events and will let you know what is happening during your stay when you message us.
Join our family in our beautiful nature retreat with animals, vege gardens, river swimming and amazing views over the Akatarawa Hills. Perfectly located between Wellington, Kapiti Coast and the Wairarapa, all in easy reach.

**Ahead of AirBnB experiences, ask us about our healthy eating/living, gardening or sustainable living immersion, book your future living coaching or music session - or try a private ho…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wi-Fi
Indoor fireplace
Laptop-friendly workspace
Hair dryer
Washing machine
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Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand

We are conveniently located right between Wellington, the wine region of the Wairarapa and the beautiful beaches of the Kapiti Coast. Cycle enthusiasts will love the proximity to the legendary Karapoti mountain bike trails, the Hutt River trail and the Rimutaka Rail trail. If you love going for walks both the Akatarawa Forest park and Kaitoke regional park offer ample opportunity - including some Lord of the Rings film sites! The setting is serene and you will love hanging out by the river.
We are conveniently located right between Wellington, the wine region of the Wairarapa and the beautiful beaches of the Kapiti Coast. Cycle enthusiasts will love the proximity to the legendary Karapoti mountain…

Hosted by Natalie

Joined in February 2015
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Feedback from our WWOOFing site: Tuesday 13th of January 2015 From Jessica "A home away from home" The Rabbit Hole is a magical place. My one piece of advice to you: don't hesitate to stay here, it's exactly where you want to be. Natalie, Sean, Finlay, and Falk are fun loving, down to earth, open minded people who treat WWOOFers with respect and instantly make them feel like part of the family. I stayed here for two weeks and truly didn't want my stay to come to an end. The work was extremely manageable and tasks were varied, meaning that it never got boring. After work there was always something to do, whether it be taking a swim in the river, hopping a train to Wellington, admiring Sean's musical talents, playing a game with the boys, or getting caught up in conversation with Natalie. Without a doubt, if you want to learn about connecting and enriching the earth, ourselves, and others, the Rabbit Hole is the place to be. Sunday 7th of December 2014 From Julia I stayed with Natalie, Sean, Falk and Finlay for 1,5 week, and I had a great time. They try to pair you up with work you're good at, and I also had the opportunity to help setting up the re-tree festival! I loved meeting the other wwoofers and playing games in the afternoons, it was never quiet there and I felt right at home. All in all, they are all very generous people and it's a wonderful place to stay at! Tuesday 14th of October 2014 From Matthew "Friendly, learning new skills and good music and food." I was only at The Rabbit Hole for a week but WOW! Time flies when you are having fun. This was my first Wwoof and Natalie & co made me feel more than welcome - their home and land is beautiful and I learnt a lot. The family strive for a better life style, self sustinability and permaculture their guiding star in how to acheive this and I can say that it definitely pays off. I felt healthier, livlier and better for my time there, I learnt some valuable skills and such that I will most definitely be taking home with me. Great music, people and an all round fantastic experience that has left me wanting more :) ednesday 30th of October 2013 From Hannes I miss this place.. I don't know why i went away, it was like home. It's quite a turbulent family. of course, but i loved it so much. Going busking, going painting or sitting in the peaceful garden was like taking a deep breath again after being in the big city. I learned to make bread to plant veges.. but why I' am sad? I'll come back :) Add a responseto this feedback Wednesday 17th of August 2011 From Expired member "Lovely Little Familyfarm" What a wonderful family! Natalie, Daryl, Finlay and Falk thank you for the great time in your house. We stayed just a week, but we have learned a lot and had so much fun. In this short time we felt part of the family. Thank you! Freuen uns auf ein Treffen an der Elbe. :-) Wednesday 20th of July 2011 From Expired member We have great time working and having fun in Rabbit hole! We experienced a lot of firsts: such as making compost, cleaning chickenhouse. Petr loved realizing his abilities in building and constructing things. Electric bikes are just great and Fin and Finley tiredless in playing. We know Peter Pan quite good now :) Thank you for being our first wwoof host and good luck with all your future projects. Monday 25th of April 2011 From Expired member "Rush to the Rabbit Hole : its GREAT !!!" Even if its overdue, its never too late to say how much we enjoyed wwoofing at the Rabbit Hole with Natalie, Daryl, Finlay and Falk ! Its such a great place with great people and our two weeks there went by without us noticing, full of nice moments, a great atmosphere and experiences (eg. riding the elctric bikes !!!). We really enjoyed our time there, and we miss you and your place so much, guys... We hope to see you around !!! Sunday 2nd of January 2011 From Expired member it was awsome. I really liked the boys, looking after falk was so much fun. Thanks for the nice food, the agriculture festival and the nice jobs in the garden. You are a great family and I hope you can move on with your kind of lifestyle: more fun and less work:-) sounds great to me. thanks, franziska Tuesday 7th of December 2010 From Expired member "Fantastic!" Natalie, Daryl, Finlay and Falk are a wonderfully fun family. Their generosity made me feel like one of the family. They have made amazing progress on their place in a short time and have lots of interesting projects on the go. Natalie has a great get on and do it attitude. For instance; 2 seconds after watching a programme about composting she was out rejuvenating the old worm bin. Finlay and Falk were at times hilariously entertaining and never tire of Lego-building! The beautiful surrounding area has many hikes and amazing swimming spots which they have maps and information on and bikes you can borrow too. Daryl's electric bikes are another interesting project they have on the go and if you're lucky you might get to try one out. Add a responseto this feedback Tuesday 29th of June 2010 From Expired member "Post-oil-apocaliptic family fun!" We stayed with Nat, Daryl, Falk and Finlay for 2 weeks and had a great time. We were made to feel at home instantly. There are lots of exciting plans in the pipeline for their property. Getting to ride and work on electric bikes was a highlight... I might be back for a car conversion ;) Thanks a million! Add a responseto this feedback
Feedback from our WWOOFing site: Tuesday 13th of January 2015 From Jessica "A home away from home" The Rabbit Hole is a magical place. My one piece of advice to you: don't hesitate…
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But we offer more than just a bedroom - we offer a window into the alternative lifestyle you might secretly be dreaming of! Your hosts are: Natalie - sustainability consultant and 'green gardener' - Sean - singer/songwriter and guitarist. Plus, possibly, some young people from various parts of the world who are wwoofing with us.

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But we offer more than just a bedroom - we offer a window into the alternative lifestyle you might secretly be dreaming of! Your hosts are: Natalie - sustainability consultant and…
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Checkout: 12:00 pm
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Learn more
Smoke alarm