Happy, healthy family wanting to share Aussie paradise in return for home, garden, pony help



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    Gidday!!! Let us introduce our family ... we are Justin, Felicity, Frankie and Clancy and we'd love to share our little slice of Australian paradise with you. We live on the outskirts of Brisbane in a semi-rural location and also share our life with dogs, cats, chickens and polo ponies. We are a very fun family that thrives on the outdoor lifestyle this part of the world enables. Frankie and Clancy are just starting their school journey, Justin and Felicity run a local property maintenance business. And we all ride our ponies as often as we can.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live in a very beautiful part of Australia and are located on the doorstep of the beaches and islands that make Queensland famous. Between now and October, we will be travelling to polo matches on some weekends too. We have the superb mix of both urban and rural lifestyles as we live only 20kms from the bustle of Brisbane City and can sleep at night without street light or sound of a vehicle. You can go bushwalking in the morning and go to a concert that afternoon!

  • Help


    We are looking for some help from June to October around the house, in the garden and even in the stables and a little childcare. That means cleaning and tidying, doing laundry and folding, some meals if you are a great cook, weeding and mulching our garden, feeding animals (that sometimes means our kids!) 5 days a week, 5 hours a day. Some days will be longer than others however we will work with you to get the balance right.

    In return, we'll provide a very comfortable, self contained cottage and meals as well as an experience in Australia that we hope will be a positive and memorable one. You can share meals with us or prepare them in your kitchen. You'll need to be a confident rider, have initiative and be capable of following instruction in relation to jobs to be done.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Justin speaks Shona and our kids are learning German at school.

  • Accommodation


    Our pool house cottage is adjacent to our home and is cosy and comfortable in one bedroom loft style. This makes is suitable for a couple. It has a small kitchen and bathroom. You will share our laundry. Wifi is available. We'd be delighted to she a meal or two with you and will also assist in providing food should you wish to cook for yourself.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are close to regular public transport routes that will enable you to independently explore our surrounds. Both Justin and Felicity are regular commuters so will be happy to coordinate with you. We encourage you to explore!!! Your own vehicle is a major plus. Our experience is that a couple or two travellers works best for all concerned. We are located in a semi-rural location so self sufficiency is pretty important.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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