Join us in our small cottage in the mid Blue Mountains and lend a hand around the place, Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    We have a small cottage in the mid Blue Mountains, walking distance to the train to see the many beautiful sites including the 3 Sisters. You can also easily get a train to the City of Sydney. We love music and having a jam with our piano, drums and guitars. If you would like to be part of our family of mum and teenage daughter and help out with some cleaning and home maintenance, we would love to have you. We do lots of home cooking and love spicy food. There are also great walks close by if you want to keep fit. We have a cat who lives mostly inside and have a young and quite large flatcoat retriever who loves cuddles and playing soccer.

    We would love to host non-smokers who are happy to eat a variety of healthy meals with us including meat and seafood and lots of vegies as we see sharing meals as an important part of the experience. We respect that some travellers may be vegan but this is difficult for us as we really want to cook and share all types of foods together.

    We have outside cabin type accommodation with a double bed, small fridge and tea/coffee making facilities for a couple or single person who would access the main house for bathroom and kitchen facilities. We are happy to just give one small project per week to each of our workawayers to give time to explore the Blue Mountains. We really enjoy the sharing of cultures and travel stories. Normally we ask our guests to work 4 out of 7 days or the equivalent spread out over the week.

    Update for 2022:
    We are really keen to have travellers stay again once travel to Australia opens up. We miss having people stay and share their stories and having meals together.

    Please consider us if you'd like a welcoming place to stay. Our retriever is still only 3 years and loves to play and have endless cuddles so you will need to love dogs as well as our cat who tends to break into the cabin and sneak on the bed.
    We look forward to meeting you!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Great site seeing in the Blue Mountains. Patient host if wanting to practise English. Happy to share cultural recipes.

  • Help

    Help

    Help with housework and dog sitting. Some maintenance around the house would be great help. Need to love animals as we have a cat, large dog and lots of wild birds which can be hand fed. If you can play an instrument for jamming or can teach some cool riffs on guitar to a teenager that would be great volunteer work as well.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Small room inside for single traveller over Winter. Separate cabin type accommodation for couple or single other times of year. Small fridge with tea/coffee making facilities. Bathroom main house. Small 3 bedroom house with outside deck looking on to large backyard and reserve. We have a variety of beautiful birdlife who come to visit daily and like being hand fed. 20 minute walk to train station or 5 minute walk to bus stop for bus to Katoomba. Great multicultural home cooked meals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Visitors can access train by 20 minute walk or bus by 5 minute walk. Trains and buses to Katoomba tourist sites including 3 Sisters and various tours. Trains to City to see Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Sydney Harbour. Many festival activities run in the city during the Summer season. The Blue Mountains is also known for its art galleries and art exhibitions. Sydney Bondi Beach can be accessed via train and bus.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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

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