Come and join family life and help us in Samford Valley near Brisbane, Australia

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Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: No minimum

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a German family of five (Frank and Isabel and our 3 children Lowis, 20, Mathis, 18 and Amelie, 14) who immigrated to Australia in 2009. We live on 1.5 acres just outside of Brisbane in the beautiful Samford Valley. We love travelling, the beach, healthy food and spending time with nice people! We welcome everyone into our family home who is friendly, respectful and willing to give us a helping hand. Non-smokers only please.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Although we are originally from Germany we know Australia pretty well ;-) We have done a lot of travelling over the past 14 years including Cape York, the Kimberleys and Arnhem Land, Brisbane to Perth via the Simpson Desert and the Red Center, Brisbane to Cairns and Brisbane to Sydney, Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road and Adelaide and surrounding area. We would love to exchange some travel knowledge from around the world!
    We really love the wider Brisbane area and are very happy to recommend some beautiful places, weekend trips and might even be able to show you some of our favourite spots.
    Our teenagers are all very much into indoor bouldering but also into outdoor rock climbing. They love spending time in the Brisbane climbing gyms and even built their very own climbing wall and climbing gym in our shed. They all enjoy having travellers in our house and have stayed in touch with some of our guests for years.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    The help we need really depends on the seasons. There is always a lot of garden work that needs to be done especially in Queensland´s wet and warm summer season. Sometimes it just seems that you can´t keep up! Garden work includes mowing, whipper snipper, cutting palm leaves, weeding, clearing gutters, mulching, planting and developing veggie patches and creating new garden beds, just to name a few.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have your own room and share bathroom and the rest of the house with us. Internet access is provided. You are welcome to use our pool to cool off in summer.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Samford Valley is a beautiful green area just outside of Brisbane. Local transport is very limited. Therefore own vehicle is a benefit. We are also happy to help with some transport to and from the next train station in Ferny Grove. Samford Village can be reached within a 5 min drive and offers plenty of cafes, little shops and even a famous Harry Potter Store ;-) There are many shorter and longer local hiking trails available. Discover the stunning rain forest of Mount Glorious or enjoy a swim in the nearby swimming holes of Cedar Creek. If you love a day in the city the train takes you from Ferny Grove right into the city in 30 min.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 175527719857

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