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Cultural exchange and help with maintenance projects at our family home in Nelson, New Zealand



 Min stay requested: 1 week or less



  • Description


    Hi I'm Sally, a primary school teacher at our local rural primary school. My partner is Aidan a self employed eco architect and we have two older children. Having travelled extensively we have settled in our own piece of paradise in North Nelson. The property is extremely private, with wonderful birdlife, forest walks and river swimming.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have travelled extensively before settling in New Zealand and are always interested in meeting people from other countries and learning about their cultures and language.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We would welcome some help with maintenance, landscaping, gardening, help around the house and some building projects such as building a workshop/ carport, concreting outside steps and some dry stone walling. We would like people to help about 4 hours per day and help at mealtimes in exchange for meals and accommodation in the family home.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    Sally has some conversational French and German and we are keen to learn Spanish and we can teach you some te reo Māori.

  • Accommodation


    We have room for a single person or couple( non smokers only please) within our warm, comfortable family home. We would expect workawayers to help with food preparation and dishes in exchange for delicious home cooked meals. We are 15 minutes drive out of town so your own transport would be useful. If possible please let us know at least a week in advance of your arrival.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Nelson is the gateway to the Marlborough Sounds, Abel Tasman National Park, Golden Bay and Nelson Lakes. We have beautiful beaches close by and are only 15 minutes drive from central Nelson which offers all amenities, including great mountain biking tracks.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 899584146762

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