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Picton
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Accommodation Business
Host ID: 8033
Region: Marlborough

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Last Updated: January 19, 2020

*** A helper is needed early February, Thanks for your interest ***

Hi there! We have a large modern house 70 metres from the beach in Anakiwa and 30 mins by road from Picton. There are kayaks here, excellent bush walks and a beautiful relaxed seaside environment.

Our kiwi family regularly hosts young volunteers (wwoofers/helpers/interns) from our international visitors. You are treated like a member of our family, you live within our private household, share your background and experience our daily life in New Zealand.

As with family members, there are no formal contracts or payment, your input is fully voluntary and you are free to depart at any time. Volunteers normally help out for 3-4 hrs per day with the afternoons/evenings free to relax.

Tasks are typically gardening, house cleaning, laundry, helping with meals (vegetarians welcome, but sorry we are not vegetarian!) and generally assisting around the property with misc tasks that suit your talents.

You will get involved in our daily family life, boat trips, shopping trips, maybe some baking, walking the dog, firewood, doing repairs etc, whatever is happening around here.

Plenty of free time to relax, read or explore our beach area. If it is a nice day our volunteers often head to the beach for a swim, kayak or hike the main track close to us.

Our terrier Rocky will immediately be your new best friend so you should enjoy small dogs.

Happy to collect you from the Picton ferry or bus as required. If you are in our area now or plan to be later - we would be pleased to hear from you.

Living with our family here we provide a nice twin share room, all meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner, wifi, hot tub, kayaks etc and a relaxed home environment in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds.

Thanks for your interest

Darrell and Debby

reviews (41)
Helper: Phyllis Lin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: January 6, 2020
It was my best help exchange in NZ! I spent my Christmas holiday with them an... view complete review

Helper: Lene Thomas Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: November 23, 2019
My friend Hannah and I stayed at the Anakiwa lodge for two weeks, and we real... view complete review

Helper: Katharina and Fabienne Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: June 20, 2019
We stayed with Debbie, Darrell and the crazy Cairn terrier Rocky for six week... view complete review

Helper: Véro Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 15, 2019
I chose to spend my last days in the South island with Darrell and Debbie. I ... view complete review

Helper: Léopoldine Gentien Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 23, 2019
After spending 2 weeks at Darrell and Debby, I still wanted to put an opinion... view complete review

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Helper: Anna and Anton Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: January 13, 2019
Fun, great food and the craziest Terrier in Anakiwa await you when you stay w... view complete review

Helper: Fiona Bentele Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Switzerland Date: October 28, 2018
Finally I found time to make this review. (Was busy searching eggplants, you ... view complete review

Helper: Alison Tang Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hong Kong Date: September 7, 2018
I had an unforgettable time with Debbie, Rocky and Darrell!! They live in a ... view complete review

Helper: Lara Zeidler Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: July 7, 2018
Darrell and Debby are amazing hosts! I stayed with them for 2 1/2 weeks and I... view complete review

Helper: Martina Bancikova Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Slovakia Date: October 30, 2017
I spent 12 amazing days in Anakiwa lodge and from the first day I felt like a... view complete review

Helper: Lukas and Carolin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: October 12, 2017
We spent 10 days in the great Anakiwa Lodge at the Queen Charlotte Sound. Dar... view complete review

Helper: Emily and Robert Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: October 12, 2017
We arrived at Anakiwa Lodge in mid August, planning to stay for two weeks but... view complete review

Helper: Ai Tanaka Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Japan Date: October 11, 2017
Completely relaxed and enjoyable. I’ve spent 10 days in peaceful Anakiwa. The... view complete review

Helper: Guillaume and Estelle Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: July 4, 2017
We spent 5 days at Darell and Debby's home. The area is at the gate of the Qu... view complete review

Helper: Olive and Etienne Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 15, 2017
We spent a week with Darrell and Debby in the Anakiwa Lodge. They were very w... view complete review

Helper: Raphael and Charlene Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 2, 2017
We spent 10 days at the beautiful Anakiwa Lodge and it was for sure one of ou... view complete review

Helper: Mara and Max Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: February 18, 2017
Hi Darrell, Debby, Neil and Rocky! We want to thank you for staying with you... view complete review

Helper: Lydia Reis Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: January 16, 2017
My 10 days at Anakiwa Lodge were once again a wonderful helpx experience! Dar... view complete review

Helper: Keltie Laseur Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: January 12, 2017
Sorry I'm so slow to write my review!! Darrell, Debby and Rocky, You guys h... view complete review

Helper: Maudet and Appriou Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: November 10, 2016
we spent 10 days in Darrell and Debbi and it was really great! The work is... view complete review

Helper: Christine and Clara Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: October 31, 2016
We stayed in Anakiwa for two weeks and definitely enjoyed our time there. The... view complete review

Helper: Benjamin and Lolita Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: October 3, 2016
We spend 10 days with Darrell and Debby at Anakiwa Lodge and we would like to... view complete review

Helper: Matthew Errington Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: July 27, 2016
Darrell, Debby and the nutter of a dog Rocky made us very welcome on our stay... view complete review

Helper: Athel & Arlo Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hong Kong Date: June 12, 2016
Hi Darrell, Debby and Rocky!! We stayed three weeks in Anakiwa Lodge, ther... view complete review

Helper: Fabienne Delabre Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 25, 2016
I stayed 3 weeks at Anakiwa Lodge. Darrell and Debby are really nice people. ... view complete review

Helper: Alicia and Marie Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: May 5, 2016
We stayed with Darrell and Debby for three weeks in beautiful Anakiwa and it ... view complete review

Helper: Caroline Grau Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: April 2, 2016
I stayed with Darrell, Debby and the terrorising but cute Terrier Rocky for 3... view complete review

Helper: Fanny and Julia Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 27, 2016
We have been in Anakiwa lodge during 12 days. It was an amazing experience wi... view complete review

Helper: Phoolan Yanka Matzak Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: February 7, 2016
I spent about two weeks at Anakiwa Lodge with crazy dog, the crazy lodge mana... view complete review

Helper: Anne-marie Drechsel Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: January 31, 2016
This was my first helpx and I would absolutely recommend it! I stayed in An... view complete review

Helper: Ella Schadt Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: January 26, 2016
I've stayed 3 weeks with Darrell, Debby, Niall and the terrorising Terrier Ro... view complete review

Helper: Miriam von Bargen Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: January 6, 2016
I stayed with Darrel, Debby and Naill for three weeks and enjoyed it a lot! T... view complete review

Helper: Anna Krone Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: November 15, 2015
I really enjoyed my stay with Darrell, Debby, Niall and not to forget the cra... view complete review

Helper: Jack and Ana Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: October 28, 2015
Staying with Darryl and Debbie was a great experience, the work wasn't too s... view complete review

Helper: Emily Neish Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: July 27, 2015
Good afternoon :) Thank you Darrell, Debby, Niall and Rocky for welcoming me ... view complete review

Helper: Lena and Dominik Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: March 6, 2015
We had a wonderful time at the Anakiwa Lodge with Darrell, Debby, Nial and ou... view complete review

Helper: Lena and Paula Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: February 1, 2015
Dear happy host, we had a lot of happy hosts but you are definitely the happ... view complete review

Helper: Anna Untermaierhofer Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: January 22, 2015
I had fantastic two weeks spending with Darrell, Debby, Niall and my new best... view complete review

Helper: Anna and Johannes Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: August 4, 2014
We really loved our stay with Debby, Darrell, Niall and neurotic dog Rocky! W... view complete review

Helper: Michael and Rachel Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: April 15, 2014
If you want a place to stay that will keep you entertained with submarine mov... view complete review

Helper: Camille Legros Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 29, 2014
Lovely place with a lovely family. Darrell, Debby, Niall and Rocky make you f... view complete review

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