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

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  • Description

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    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 18mnth old 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 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.

    During the colder months of August and September we have a small inside room to accomodate a single traveller. For these weeks we would love some help with housework and dog sitting- this would mean taking our retriever for a run during some days and playing a bit with her. She is a trained therapy dog visiting schools at times so it is good if she has lots of positive people contact and affection. There would still be lots of times to go and see the sites in the mountains. We love cooking so you don't need to worry about that. My daughter will be studying hard for her final exams but we would make dinner a time to eat together and share stories.

    From the Spring month, October, into Summer and Autumn we would love to either a single person or couple stay in our cabin. We are more than happy to have people over Christmas. We have a little bit of painting left in our laundry inside but mostly we are looking for people to help 'revamp' our small outside pergola area with painting and decorating over that time. If you know how to lay a few pavers that would be great too. Otherwise there is always a bit of gardening to do and, of course, playing with and cuddling our animals.

    We look forward to meeting you!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • 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

    Languages spoken

    English

  • 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

  • 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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