Help around our pottery studio, vege garden and/or home is greatly appreciated in Marlborough, New Zealand



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    We are clay artists with a small onsite gallery for our work with an interest in Whole Food Plant Based eating- (think healthy vegan).

    Currently looking for tidy upperers in the house, garden and/or workshop

    Self-catering in your own flat which means you bring all your own food, drink and snacks. (Some seasonable herb & veg from the garden when available, but cannot be relied on as a source as our garden is small)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We encourage you to experience the beautiful scenic area we live in . Our village is well placed to day-trip and/or explore various areas incl the Sounds, Pelorus Bridge, Havelock, Nelson and Marlborough and/or explore making your own clay pieces in our studio using various techniques.

  • Help


    2 hours help for each night stayed may include general gardening/tidying up, seed planting, making compost, weeding etc or inside tasks such as cleaning or tidying in the home or workshop. Photography for social media might be helpful too but basically help where help is needed! When contacting us please let us know how you are travelling and messages should not be AI generated as we find they do not give us a sense of you nor your communication abilities.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The private self-contained flat is freshly decorated, warm, clean and cosy. Good cell phone coverage. Guests should feel comfortable about being independent in their separate accommodation during their stay. No smoking please.

    The flat has one queen and one twin room with electric blankets, good WIFI, Chromecast, games, books etc, well equipped kitchen incl fridge/freezer, cooker, and washing machine, hair dryer etc. While you will have your own bedroom you may also be sharing the lounge, kitchen etc with up to 2 other helpers, depending on other bookings at the time of your stay.

    All 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 a very limited range. We aim to preserve the flat environment for vegan and vegetarian sensitivities and so we ask that this is taken into account especially if other plant based helpers are staying at the same time as you.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Up to 7m motorhome can be accommodated.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    2 hours per person for each night stayed.

Host ref number: 437543723741

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