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All Year: Depends
Area (ha): 0.2
Persons: 1
Category: Accommodation Business
Host ID: 983
Region: Nelson

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Last Updated: January 29, 2018

BEFORE YOU APPLY - PLEASE NOTE I ONLY TAKE 1 PERSON AT A TIME. If you write and ask about staying as a couple I will not reply!

Charlie (female) and I, and my mother, live in a semi-rural area just outside of Motueka and need help in the garden (weeding & general tidying up) and some cleaning the B&B room or in our part of the house.

This is the perfect base to explore the area from, only 10mins drive from Kaiteriteri and 20mins from Marahau - start of the Abel Tasman National Park.

I'm not a slave driver and you will often work alone as we'll either be at work or doing other things around the place. I like to trust people to get the work done and watch the time themselves. So far no one has let me down :)

As we don't like to cook much we would prefer people who are happy to deal with their own meals sometimes. This means you have 2 options:

1. Work only 3hrs/day and get food basics like tea/coffee, bread, butter, jams, sauces, milk etc.

2. Work 4.5hrs/day for all food provided.

If you prefer option 2 we will be happy to cook sometimes but not every night so you must be prepared to look after yourself in the kitchen on those nights. You do not have to cook for us but you can if you like :-)

Please note I'm a pescatarian (eat fish but not meat) so would prefer not to have meat in the house.

You will get one day off a week if you will be here for 7 days or more.

Your accommodation is in either my cool VW Kombi van which is parked in the garden in the summer, or a caravan if it's available, or the spare room in winter. Please note the van is quite small so there's really only room to lie down and sleep/read. It's not like a caravan. The caravan has a bit more room but is not self contained so you will still share our bathroom/toilet.

We are easy going, enjoy company and getting to know people and sharing experiences, but also like our privacy and quiet time so would like people who are able to share our space respectfully.

For this reason we ONLY TAKE 1 PERSON AT A TIME. We also prefer one week stays (or less) to begin with. Longer stays to be discussed once you have stayed a few days.

We also prefer people to go to the van when we go to bed as I am a very light sleeper. This is usually around 9.30 - 10pm.

We are only 5kms from Motueka. I drive into town most days so can give you a lift or get groceries if you need anything and I'm heading that way. Hitch hiking is easy enough around here too. You can also use my bicycle if I'm not using it.

We have a long haired cat called Izzy who is quite shy but once she's used to you she'd love you to rub her tummy. If you have allergies, or don't like cats, please don't come and stay.

We'd prefer you not to smoke, but if you must, then only in the garden please.

Free wifi is available but might not reach the VW so you'll have to use it within the house or close by.

Look forward to hearing from you.

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