Help out with some jobs around our permaculture home on a high hill overlooking Tasman Bay, Nelson, New Zealand


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  • Description


    Help us create a place based on organic permaculture yet modern principles! Greetings. We are a family of 2 - myself and my son (12 years old). We love hosting helpers and guests. For the past 15 years I have been creating my "place" on a high hill overlooking Tasman Bay, minutes from Nelson New Zealand. This includes a food forest, fruit trees, glasshouses and vegetable growing. Our modern-style eco house offers upscale tourist accommodation. New creation is constantly taking place and care of the existing, all grateful for your help.
    *️*️*️ Note: During Jan-Feb we can only host if you have your own tent or camper van. Thank you.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Connect to the natural energy of the land, and our extensive views over Tasman Bay. You can tour the region and enjoy the vibrancy of the Nelson scene.
    We have been here 18 years and can provide many insights and advice if you need it. We enjoy engaging with guests, and sharing our knowledge and experience.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Current priority:
    1. Tidy and clean up of house and land in preparation for B&B summer season.
    2. Ongoing native tree regeneration project - clear scrub, plant trees.
    Also, Tending to fruit trees, vege beds, and building work.
    Plus of course loads of routine house and garden work available, including landscaping, gardening, scrub cutting and mulching.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Independent cabin on the land. During Jan-Feb we can only host if you have your own tent or camper van. Thank you.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Todd Valley is just north of Nelson. You will need a car if you want to travel around.

    Several beaches and beautiful walks are within minutes drive, close to Abel Tasman National Park (1 hour), Nelson Lakes and many many other attractions.

    There are several walking tracks, and the vibrant food and art scene of Nelson. At the south border of Abel Tasman National Park is Takaka Hill, known for its extensive caving system, and some secret spots we can tell you about. The Queen Charlotte track and the Sounds are about an hour away and of course we are perfectly situated to enjoy both the Nelson-Tasman and Marlborough wine regions, a pleasant half or full day day out. ... and plenty more.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    25hours a week max

Host ref number: 416869846518