Help us with native bush regeneration and hang out with us and the birds near Nelson city, New Zealand


New Zealand


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    We have a beautiful 7 acre lifestyle block in Hira, which has a large patch of native bush and wonderful birdlife. We're in the process of regenerating about two thirds of the land back to native forest and would love help to develop and maintain the project. The property overlooks the valley and also has a fruit orchard, bee hives, vegetable garden and some friendly Gotland sheep. It's about 15-20 minute drive from Nelson City, so it's best if you have your own vehicle.

    John is a registered nurse and Fiona is a social worker, we have an avid interest in the natural environment and conservation, and love meeting interesting people!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Taking part in conservation and regenerating bush is a rewarding process, especially amongst the birdlife that is already flourishing from the existing work. We can teach how to identify the native plants and birds, how to control pests, and how to develop and maintain planting projects. We love to hear about travellers adventures and their cultures and have travelled extensively ourselves. We're also happy to help you practice English if you're learning.

  • Help


    Conservation work, weeding, trap maintenance, track building and maintenance, planting, fruit thinning and picking, general gardening.

    The majority of the work is outdoors so a reasonable level of fitness is preferable, and we're happy to teach skills if required.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Seperate cabin, or in house. We've got an awesome outdoor bathtub and shower as well as our indoor facilities.

    We cook excellent healthy food, with lots of produce from the property, and wild game. Also happy to cook vegetarian meals if preferable.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There's so much to do in the Nelson and Marlborough region, especially if you like the outdoors - there's three stunning National Parks within less than 2 hours drive! We'd love to give you recommendations for tramping/hiking trips, and general sight-seeing, as well as the great food places to check out in the city.

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    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

    We've got a good wi-fi connection and a study you can work in. If you want to work from the cabin instead of the house you'll have to use mobile data.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Plenty of room for camper vans and motorhomes up to 7 metres.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 452712638815