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Help with Marlborough sounds holiday house and an Avocado orchard

World, Oceania, New Zealand, Blenheim



Travel dates

27°C, 03:58

About the workproject

We need 2 volunteers

We live in Blenheim NZ and have a holiday home an hour north in the Kenepuru sound. It is set in 1 ha of bush which needs some weed and scrub clearing.
We also have an avocado orchard in need of pruning, weed spraying and tidying up. It has over 100 trees and is 1 hour south of Blenheim on the East coast, between Kekerengu and Clarence Bridge. There is a good 2 bedroom cottage here.

About the host


Rob (83)

Host since




Last seen online

more than 6 month ago

We are partners who have both lost our other halves to cancer. We have 6 children and 22 grandchildren between us. We live on a vineyard which is managed by others and is on the edge of Blenheim. Both have retired from farming sheep and cattle for 50 or so years.
Looking after 4 properties, grandchildren and sailing / boating are our main activities.

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us

Work to be done

  • gardening
  • maintenance tasks

Expected workhours

  • 5 hours a day
  • 5 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • shared cottage

Holiday home has 2 double and 2 twin rooms with own bathroom and shared kitchen/sittingroom with us.
Avocado orchard cottage is 2 twin bedrooms and full facilities.

  • shared meals

Full range

  • no money is involved