Help with some tasks around my beautiful home surrounded by nature in Nelson, New Zealand


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    I grew up on a vineyard in West Auckland, NZ but have been busy living and travelling many different places (I have been to over 50 countries some of them multiple times such as Croatia, Italy, England and USA) around the world and New Zealand. I feel very fortunate to call picturesque and creative Nelson home! I live in a beautiful home, in a beautiful and quiet neighbourhood yet 7min walking distance to town.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Help around the house

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    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I have travelled nearly 50 countries throughout Africa, Asia, America, Europe, and the Pacific while also living and working in London, Wanaka (NZ), Nelson (NZ) and Auckland(NZ). I'm a very worldly, creative, outdoorsy and a people person.

    Welcome to my Central Nelson Abode! A stylish home in a beautiful and peaceful neighbourhood only 7min walk to town and 2min from the Maitai River.

    This will leave you loads of spare time to explore what Nelson has to offer! Nelson attractions close by:
    - 7min walk to town
    - 3min walk to Maitai River walks and swimming holes
    - 7min walk to Centre of New Zealand
    - 7min walk to the Grampians
    - 7min bike to bike tracks
    - 7min walk to Suter Art Gallery and Queens Garden
    - 9min walk to closest supermarket- Fresh Choice
    - 10min drive to Tahunanui beach

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    Workawayers-I am looking for *2-5 day stays :) Previous helpers have done the majority in transforming the exterior already..
    Tasks of 2.5-3hrs per day, which mainly include but in no particular order:
    - Cleaning the house.
    - Gardening
    - spraying the moss off the concrete paths (not using RoundUp)
    - Lawn mowing (easy to use electric lawn mower)
    - packing away crockery/ cutlery/ books etc to get ready for my big move
    Unfortunately as much as I love my house, due to the Corona virus, I am having to put my house go on the market. I need to get it ready for the professional photos and viewing.

    I live that close to town that I don’t own a car and it would be an extra bonus if you did and would be happy to take a trailer load of offcuts to the recycle centre

    Workawayers-I am looking for *2-5 day stay :) Previous helpers have done the majority in transforming the exterior already. People who is/ are a self-starter, works productively during the 2.5-3hrs, is respectful of my home, looking to enjoy visiting Nelson. I live a busy life of work, socialising and fitness so I need independent people who will do a proper thorough job under their own supervision. I don't have loads of time to chat (although happy to share the occasional conversation!) which is why it's better if there are 2 Workawayers

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    There is a double bed, a desk and free Fibre Internet looking out onto a picturesque luscious green back yard waiting for you! I am providing a beautiful bedroom and home to make yourself at home. Please be respectful of my home and the hours required doing a proper job. The other spare room is used for guests.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Any questions please ask... I look forward to hearing from you, Maria

    Please be aware that some dates won't suit or I may be away from time to time. If I don’t answer generally it is because I am away. Apologies in advance and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

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    • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    2.5-3hrs per day for accommodation

Host ref number: 717391931214