Gardening in Waikawa, Picton and explore the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a couple with cat and dog who moved to Waikawa, Marlborough Sounds in 2015. We have a 36 foot launch and a very small racing yacht and love to get away to enjoy the Marlborough Sounds.

    The Marlborough Sounds in summer is warm and in winter is lovely, no wind and generally perfect days. Come and explore the Marlborough Sounds with free accommodation (your own room) and food. We are a few minutes walk from Waikawa Bay. We can sometimes arrange sailing, racing and boating if you are interested.

    Thank you for looking at this listing. Please email me if you are interested. We can have workaways from October until mid December 2019. We are away for Christmas, back in mid January.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    While my husband is out on the water many days a week, I love to garden and cook. I'm keen on food self sufficiency and regenerating NZ bush. In Picton and Waikawa we have an interesting pest eradication project that I am part of.

  • Help

    Help

    We are planting native trees in an area in Waikawa and need help doing this. The tasks involved are weeding, cutting back and planting natives. Our preferred length of stay is a week with 4-5 hours work per day, 5 days per week. House work may be an option if its raining.

    These tasks involve physical work and require an ability to use gardening tools. work hard and use your muscles. You need to be fit. Over clothes will be provided.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A double bed or twin room with your own bathroom (shower/bath with separate toilet), unless there are others staying when you will need to share the bathroom. 3 substantial meals a day provided, eating with the family. We'd love you to cook a meal from your homeland one night. We have a non smoking policy.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have enjoyed having workaways, backpackers and cultural exchange students visit us. Its great meeting people from around the world and sharing ideas, recipes and general knowledge. We enjoy showing people the Marlborough Sounds from our launch if we are going out and can sometimes arrange sailing and yacht racing on certain days.

    There are great local walks in generating native bush, swimming at the beach (5 mins walk away) and Kaipupu Reserve can be visited by taking a trip on a local mail boat.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days per week

2018 Rusty waiting for a ball to be thrown
October 2018 natives growing well
October 2017: Mass plantings
October 2017, plants getting bigger
2016: Native plants starting to grow
2015: At the beginning regenerating native plants in introduced gorse.
Our 36 foot launch for exploring the Marlborough sounds
2016 Rusty waiting for a ball to be thrown











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