Help out and experience beautiful Nydia Bay, Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand


New Zealand


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  • Description


    Our place is situated half-way on the beautiful Nydia Track in a remote paradise with no road access. It is a peaceful place for our family, hikers and mountain bikers.

    (Our profile picture is a bit old; the kids are all a lot taller now ;-)

    We have two dogs; Elvis & Flower and also have a goat, chickens, sheep, and a cat.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will love being in Nydia Bay and learning about living of the grid on a property that has no road and gets the mail delivered once a week by the mailboat. We are a happy, social bunch and love to share meals together and exchange stories about your and our life and travel. You will learn about life on a boat-access-only property surrounded by native bush, about gardening and being more self-sufficient. Also about the trees, plants, birds, marine and farm animals.

  • Help


    We are looking for a couple or a single person who are social but are also comfortable to spend time by themselves. An outgoing personality and a reasonably good grasp of English is preferred. We would like the helpers to help with household chores, cleaning, gardening, firewood, animal care and other tasks around the place. We get chores done early in the day, so there is time to play & relax later in the afternoons.

    Animal care, gardening, in & around the house.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French, Dutch

  • Accommodation


    We provide accommodation in one of our chalets or in a small cute cabin (might have to move around a bit).

    We have unlimited wifi in the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Nydia Bay is situated in the Marlborough Sounds. You can get to us by watertaxi, mailboat, a 5 hour hike or you can come in on your mountain bike. We can also pick you up in Havelock with our boat. While you are here you can enjoy endless walks and hikes, swimming of the jetty, fishing, kayaking and lots more. While helping out and living here you will be part of our daily routines and main meals together (we have lactose intolerant family member, so cooking for this intolerance works fine for us).

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Our Family 4 years ago ;-)
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