Stay in a historic building in Nelson, New Zealand


New Zealand

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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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    No places available at the moment as we are in our low season.We will start hosting again in October.
    Workawayers must already be in N.Z.

    We require a responsible, reliable person (preferably female) with hospitality experience, minimum age 24

    Help includes checking the house, guest room reset and cleaning, guest check in , gardening , help in the house, dog walking.
    own room .1 month stay or longer if agreeable on both sides. A high level of English is required.

    We are a beautiful historic Bed and Breakfast in a nice quiet area, 10 minutes riverside walk down to central Nelson City.
    Nelson city is probably the most attractive of all the smaller cities in New Zealand and has a lovely sunny climate all year around. - Lots of great hikes on our doorstep.(Jupe our dog loves these too).The city is full of great cafes, restaurants, gardens and art galleries. - The beach is 20 mins. cycle .

    We have been hosting work exchangers for 10 years now ( and still have contact with our first work awayer, from Ireland)
    In Summer we generally have 2 work exchangers, Winter 1-2.
    We provide a friendly ,caring and welcoming environment in our home. There is a pleasant , sunny front garden , kitchen garden and also some private , quiet areas.
    Use of large kitchen.

    This is a family business, run by Nick, Jenny and Daniella.Our two other children are studying and working in N.Z. and overseas.
    We live at our other house 30 minutes away .
    Jupe our dog is very friendly and active. He loves to walk/run.
    We are very active and like, MTB, paddle boarding, golf, hiking, skiing and enjoying nature.
    We are positively engaged in bettering our life balance through ,exercise, yoga, good diet, lowering our carbon footprint and living life more simply.
    We are social and enjoy interacting with workawayers but also like our down time.
    Jenny is a keen watercolourist and will share a few tips if you are interested.
    There are many areas in the house to enjoy and if there is an idea for adventure count us in!

    We include workawayers when ever suitable and have many contacts in Nelson .
    We provide workawayers with a room , private shower, free internet, cooking, socialising and eating areas and have spare bikes.
    Your Meals are your responsibility. Sometimes we will join in a shared meal.
    Cheers, Jenny

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Being in an iconic Nelson historic building with interesting stories and history.(known as the Castle)
    What's involved in running a hospitality business.all aspects from check ins ,room cleaning,re-setting,laundry,internet management, task co-ordination.

    Owned by a local kiwi family.
    Doggy love.
    Local hikes, mountain biking, beach time, hiking Abel Tasman. Kite boarding.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    The help we need is helping with garden and house projects and cleaning.

    Hours are 9:30 am to 11:30
    You are free in afternoons and evenings.
    We might ask you to help with guests checking in . (We are offering limited Guest nightly rooms now due to the reduction of overseas travellers)
    Some work exchangers (with a work and travel visa) who are staying longer often get evening work as we are very close to the city.(10 mins walk)

    Because it takes a little while to get to know our different rooms and systems, we do like work exchangers to stay 1 month or longer.Some stay 3 months.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Own room, own shower /toilet.
    Free WIFI. - use of kitchen and a separate fridge.
    Bicycles available.

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    What else ...

    Nice warm sunny location, 5 minutes walk from Nelson city, many nearby parks and lovely walks. - Beach 10-15minutes cycle. Abel Tasman 1 hour away.Excellent MTB 10 mins away.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

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  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

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    Hours expected

    2. hours 5 days a week.

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Host ref number: 322145559397