Gardening and Painting, Ruby Bay coast, South Island, New Zealand

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  • Description

    Description

    We are retirees, Michael and Ruve, and we recently bought a house with 10 acres on the Ruby Bay coast, 30 minutes from Nelson towards the Abel Tasman walk in the South Island. We need help with our garden and painting part of the exterior of our house and perhaps some cooking. We are looking for a couple with ideally gardening and/or painting experience to help us for 4 1/2 hours a day, Monday to Friday.

    We are 10 minutes walk to the beach but not in a village or town. Mapau has boutique shops and restaurants and is a 10 minute drive away and Motueka, the nearest town with all amenities, is a 15 minute drive. As there is no local public transport it is essential that workaways have their own car. Accommodation is a large studio apartment on the lower level of our house. It has it's own separate basic WC/shower and kitchen. Please note that internet access is only available 6 hours per day. We provide bed linen, towels, all food and drink. You prepare your breakfast and lunch in the studio. In the evening, depending upon yours and our preferences, either you eat with us or you cook and dine in your studio.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have toured and continue to tour the South Island from top to bottom, including Stewart Island, either camping or in motels, often 4x4 off-roading or cycling so we can share extensive information on a wide range of places to visit, stay and their heritage.

  • Help

    Help

    Help is needed for gardening and outdoor painting 4 1/2 hours a day, Monday to Friday. Gardening includes spreading mulch, weed killing, cutting gorse, etc.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A large basic studio apartment on the lower level of our house. It has it's own toilet and shower. There is a fridge, 2 ring gas (camping) cooker, microwave/grill and cooking utensils. All bed linen, towels, food and drink is provided. Please note that internet access is only available 6 hours per day.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    No local transport: own car essential. Nearest bus service is Nelson, Richmond or Motueka.
    Near famous Abel Tasman walk, canoeing, sky diving, boat trips, vineyards (wine tastings), paragliding and farmer's markets - great local produce.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4 1/2 hours per day, Monday to Friday

View of the mountains from our property
Rainbow seen from our property
View of our lake
Michael's autumn bonfire
Reclaiming front garden
Sea view from our property.
Ruve and Michael



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