Come and join our family in the sunniest and beautiful city in Nelson, New Zealand



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  • Description


    Help with our property in Nelson, New Zealand.

    We are Milo and Kimberly, and have lived in Nelson for 20 years after sailing here from Canada. We have two wonderful (no doubt all parents say this ;) teenagers. Our daughter is learning Spanish and would appreciate someone to practice with.

    We prefer if you have some experience in gardening and/or skills in painting.

    Milo teaches at a maritime school. Kimberly has returned to full time study at University to do a Bachelor of Theology. We speak some Spanish and French and love practice.

    We're a bit limited on space, so would suit someone travelling on their own. You'll have your own room on the main level with a queen bed, heater, closet, toilet, shower and bath. We are walking distance to town (15min). Bicycle available.

    We are a Christian family and would appreciate someone mindful of our values. No parties/drugs.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This is a great opportunity to practice speaking English, to mix with Canadians, Americans and Kiwis in one house!

  • Help


    House painting, cleaning, planting, pruning, weeding, maintenance and repair.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    Our family is interested in learning Spanish and French.

  • Accommodation


    Private guest room and bath, internet, meals, all in the sunniest part of New Zealand. Walking distance to the middle of town. Great nature walks nearby (flat or hilly).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live 10 minutes walk to the city centre, next to the Centre of New Zealand.
    Year round Saturday Market, lovely walks and biking all around.
    The Abel Tasman National Park is the jewel of the area, and one of New Zealand's great walks.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 334984464492

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