Story: Rural language

Directions to a farmstay

Directions to a farmstay

This sign directs tourists to the Willowbank Farmstay. Farmstays have become more common since the 1980s, when economic conditions made it desirable for farmers to find other sources of income. Like homestays, they offer accommodation in the host’s home – in this case, the farmhouse.

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Dianne Bardsley, 'Rural language - Economics and marketing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/18626/directions-to-a-farmstay (accessed 27 November 2020)

Story by Dianne Bardsley, published 24 Nov 2008