Retired...can travel...work virtually - who is ready to live the house sitting dream New Zealand-style this winter? House sit of the week has got to be this absolute-beachfront Ruby Bay housesit from 12 August - 2 October, looking after mini-terrier Mitzi and her owners' beautiful home for 7 weeks.
Walk Mitzi on the beach or in the Tasman bay hills. 4 minutes drive to Mapua /Mapua Wharf (take the ferry across to Rabbit Island after coffee, trying craft beers, riding Nelson's coastal cycling trail or gallery visiting), 15 minutes to Richmond or back to Motueka and 25 mins into Nelson proper. If you can bear to leave the view to go out that is.