Plant based cheese, pottery and home brewing in Marlborough, NZ

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a self-employed potters/clay artists with an interest in home brewing and plant based cuisine incl cheesemaking. We have a small gallery for our work onsite and love to attend local and national markets selling our work.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We encourage you to experience and explore clay in our workshop, giving guidance on making, glazing and firing where required. Craig makes all malt beer with specialty malts and Liz loves to make plant based cheese, yoghurt and other alternative 'creamery' and pantry items such as seitan, tempeh etc. Our village is well placed to day trip and/or explore various areas inc the Sounds, Pelorus Bridge, Havelock, Nelson and Marlborough.

  • Help

    Help

    Help may include general gardening/tidying up, seed planting, building raised beds for veges, planting trees, making compost or inside tasks such as painting, and/or cleaning our clay workshop/gallery. Help with preserving and some clay workshop tasks to do with making pottery may also be on the menu.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The private self-contained flat is newly decorated and very warm and cosy. Good cell phone coverage. Guests should feel comfortable about being independent during their stay with us. No smokers please.

    2 hours help for each night stayed is required in exchange for queen or twin beds, breakfast, free WIFI, games, books etc in the self-contained flat with washing machine etc. Breakfast includes choices of of cereals, bread, fruit. spreads, yoghurt, milks etc. Everything plant based. All other meals/snacks must be self-catered. (There is a small shop and takeaway across the road in our village but best to bring your own supplies as it has limited range and not cheap).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Rai Valley is a very small town situated halfway between Blenheim and Nelson (time wise) on SH6 (the main route) and is close to swimming holes, fantastic walks, Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve, the turnoff to Durville Island, Tennyson Inlet, Okiwi Bay and the local pub. Buses or shuttles pick up/drop off 50m from our place. We have a small shop in town for (limited) self-catering supplies and takeaway meals. There is is also a pub/restaurant in the village.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    2 hours per day

Twin bedroom
Learn how to make cultured plant based cheese.
Some of the garden area we're developing
Summer dipping pool











Host ref number: 437543723741