We are retirees, Michael and Ruve, with a house and 11 acres on the Ruby Bay coast, 30 minutes from Nelson and are near the Abel Tasman walk at the top of the South Island. We need help on our property outside gardening, 4 1/2 hours per day, Monday to Friday. We are looking for a couple with lots of energy to tackle weeds etc.
We are 5 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, a 15 minute drive has all amenities 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 WC/shower and a basic kitchenette. Please note that internet access is only available 6 hours per day. We provide bed linen, towels, all food and drink. You prepare most of your meals and dine in the studio however we like to share some meals together.
Help around the house
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 is needed for gardening 4 1/2 hours a day, Monday to Friday. Gardening includes spreading mulch, weed killing, cutting gorse, etc.
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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
4 1/2 hours per day, Monday to Friday