Lend a hand around our house and garden in a lovely area, just outside Nelson, New Zealand


New Zealand


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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    The Glen is 14km North from Nelson City, it is at the start of the boulder bank where we swim, snorkel, kayak, paddle board and sometimes surf. The sea is 2 minutes away. Nelson is accessed by car or bike there are no buses.the community comprises of about 120 houses. We are a mature couple who live in the family home although the kids have all flown the nest. We have a cat and dog and two chooks. We do not eat meat so a vegetarian diet is always catered for. We love international visitors and encourage and support them if they wish to improve their English.Our home is up a no exit Street where the cable bay walkway starts. We both work, our house and garden always needs lots of maintenance and we always have many projects.
    We need to complete painting the exterior of the house and complete a repair on the garage. There is always gardening.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We love to assist with learning English. We live rurally and being here is a good time to enjoy the harmony of quiet space. With Nelson a short drive away there are lots of opportunities to experience the many festivals.

  • Help


    The exterior of the house is only half painted, it needs water blasting and then finish painting.
    The garage is being rebuilt and Steve needs help completing it.
    The garden is quite large and weeding is always on the agenda.
    Cooking and cleaning help is always a bonus.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English a little French

  • Accommodation


    A double room on the second storey with views to the bush and the sea. Our house is quite large and there is lots of shared space. We often have other visitors. Vegetarian meals only lots of food in the cupboard and we love it if workers want to share the cooking.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    So close to the beach swimming, kayaking, snorkeling and paddle boards are available. Occasionally when the swell is up there maybe an opportunity to surf. We have a couple of mountain bikes and there are lots of walks close by. Nelson is 14km away which has a host of other opportunities.
    We ourselves have worked overseas in someone else’s home so have experienced both sides. We have hosted many people over the years and enjoy the diversity of others. We prefer to agree to a specific timescale up front of the stay.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • 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

Host ref number: 971468145548

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