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


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    Help with our family at home in Nelson, New Zealand
    We are Milo and Kimberly, and have lived in Nelson for 18 years after sailing here from Canada. We have two wonderful (no doubt all parents say this ;) teenagers and would like help around the house, garden and with painting projects.

    We operate a yacht charter business during the spring and summer, and Milo also teaches at a maritime school. Kimberly manages a local bookstore. We speak some Spanish and French and love practice.

    Would you like a place to call home for a bit?

    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

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    For native Spanish or French speakers, this is a great opportunity to practice speaking English - Kimberly is an ESL teacher and happy to help.
    We have a yacht charter business, so there may be a sailing opportunity.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We want our children to learn about different cultures, so will consider anyone who can speak at least some English.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • 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, and are 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 greatest walks.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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