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Marlborough Sounds
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 5.5
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Other
Host ID: 12034
Region: Marlborough

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Last Updated: May 18, 2019

This is a small non-commercial lodge accessible by boat (pick-up at Portage possible) or by walking (30-60 minutes) from nearest road point with parking. The whole property, located on the end of a peninsula in the middle of Kenepuru Sound, is a nature reserve, - native bush (forest) preserved in perpetuity under a QE2 Trust covenant. I'm seeking to encourage (1) the regeneration of the trees and forest fauna by activities like transplanting seedlings, weed & pest control, (2) the appreciation of our bush (forest) via a network of walking tracks (with selective labelling), & (3) appreciation of the possibilities for (comfortable) sustainable, self-sufficient, low-footprint living, with solar electricity & hot water, composting toilets, roof-collected water, & home-grown vegetables, fruit & sea food. Great opportunities for swimming, fishing, kayaking, tramping (hiking) & photography. More than half the property boundary is sea-shore. Help required with a variety of (mainly outside) development & maintenance jobs. Log fire, library, good cell-phone reception, pool & ping-pong tables, darts. No TV, pets, hair-dryers or smoking. Laundry facilities not normally available. Stays of not more than 1 week.
Internet access: I have wireless access and buy a monthly data allowance. Due to 2 recent bad experiences where helpers have taken unreasonable advantage of this, I will no longer be sharing my password (now changed). Helpers should come with data plans on their phones.

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