We are a family of 3, soon to be 4, living in the beautiful Sunshine Coast Hinterland. We also have my mum in a granny flat on the property, 1 dog and 3 chickens. My wife and I did a trip through Europe a few years back and used workaway and really loved the experience, now we have settled for a bit we are really keen to get hosting and experience workaway from the other side.
Our property isn't huge but we have a number of projects on the go in the house and in the yard. Our house is up on a hill with views all around, close enough to town that it isn't inconvenient but far enough away to feel like you are on a (very small) farm.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Travelers will get the opportunity to explore the Sunshine Coast from a central location. We love talking with people from all over the world and swapping stories of our travels as well. You will also get the opportunity to learn a bit about construction if you are interested.
We are looking for help with a really broad range of projects. Maintaining our yard, bit of construction and renovation, help with looking after the kids, feeding animals and planting veggies are high on the list. As long as you are willing to have a go at the jobs we don't mind if you don't have a massive skillset behind you, however if you have a trade or experience with construction that would be helpful.
We have a couple of arty projects we would like to do as well, namely painting our water tank and doing a feature wall in the workaway accommodation. Amy and I are not very creative in that area so if you are that way inclined we could certainly use your skills.
If you have au pair experience that would also be helpful as we will have a fresh baby in February and my wife could use some help when I am away. A couple would be perfect but we are more than happy to take on single travelers also.
You will be staying in your own room with a kitchenette and bathroom. It is located in our shed but is properly decked out with one of our projects to renovate it to make it even more comfortable. You will have your own food but we will do a couple of meals a week together as a family. You will have everything you need to cook and if it isn't in your room we will probably have it in the main house. If you have any dietary requirements let us know in advance so we can accommodate.
It would be ideal if you have a vehicle but not a dealbreaker as there is plenty of public transport in nearby Nambour. There is always someone heading out each day so we can give you a lift into town or somewhere else most of the time. We are about 30 minutes to the beach and the main hub of Maroochydore if you want to go for a day trip, alternatively the small hinterland town of Mapleton is about 10 minutes in the other direction. There is a number of bushwalks nearby with a nice waterfall at the end of our road. We can lend workawayers a bike for a cruise around or lend towels and daybags if you want to head to the beach.
We have a reasonably well set up gym in our house that you are more than welcome to use as well, we try to stay fit and healthy and are happy for you to join in with workouts if you want.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week