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Hi I have really enjoyed being a member of Kiwi Housesitters - I have met such lovely people and pets and stayed in some very interesting homes ... THANK YOU for being there, Kiwi HouseSitters! All the very best to you for the EXCELLENT service you provide to pets, their owners and house sitters :) It is so much better for pets to be cared for in their own homes! Warmest Wishes :) Kathleen & Mike

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House Sitting in Nelson

Housesitting and pet sitting in Nelson, New Zealand, South Island - The home of artisan beer

The home of artisan beer, the city of Nelson (Whakatu) is a special type of heaven - one where you can enjoy any number of world class beers and ciders, in an idyllic setting, with your choice of delicious food, let's say... magnificent seafood. It is a fitting reward for the beer-faithful - come ye to Nelson!

At the northern tip of New Zealand's South Island, Nelson is a large city, just across the water from Wellington. It attracts a lot of tourists and is commercially and strategically very important as a gateway to the South Island.

It is home to hundreds of artists, working in paint, wood, stone, glass, fashion, photography and jelwellery - with a veritable feast of vibrant and unique artworks on display in the numerous galleries and market stalls.

And WOW... an artistic phenomenon of international reknown, the World of Wearable Art Show has its physical home in Nelson, at the World of Wearable Art and Classic Cars Museum. Yes, that's right - avant garde fashion and classic cars - what more could you want in a museum?

Nelson is also, interestingly, the only city in New Zealand with its own flag.

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Extraordinary fashion, wonderful artisan beers and more art than you can poke a stick at, the sunny city of Nelson also offers adrenalin junkies plenty of options, including kite-surfing and white water rafting - and lots of cycling, kayaking and world class fly fishing.

The World of Wearable Art and Classic Cars Museum simply has to be experienced to be understood, and Nelson city is an excellent starting point for any number of wild (or more refined) adventures in Tasman to the west and Marlborough to the east.

Lakes, forests and beaches of indescribable beauty, wonderful restaurants and cafes, internationally famous wineries and some of New Zealand's best beers... Nelson is definitely a place to look for a house sit, hopefully for a very long time.


House sitting in Nelson is very doable; it's a big city and there's plenty of movement. It's also, of course, a very affordable way to do Nelson, so beer lovers, art lovers and nature lovers unite - come and house sit in Nelson.

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*FREE: House sitting is usually free, for both sitter and house owner, although this is completely up to the individuals. There are usually some costs that need to be covered by either the sitter or the house owner e.g. electricity, phone usage, vet fees etc. How these costs are handled needs to be agreed before the sit begins. House sitters pay a single annual membership fee, while house owners pay nothing to advertise their house or to contact sitters.