I'm British by birth but delighted to have made Australia my home. I am open minded and quite alternative in my thinking and I travelled widely in my 20s and 30s. Since settling in Australia and raising a family I have enjoyed sharing my home with other travellers, spending many years as a host on another platform.
My work has been as a coach, counsellor and educator and my passion is to empower people to feel good about themselves and their bodies. My love for the natural world and for living in harmony with it has has also been a strong motivator in my life. I am also a comedian and singer/songwriter and have created music and theatre to educate folks while entertaining them about these topics that I feel strongly about.
I live in a spacious home in a quiet area just north of Byron Bay. My son and his girlfriend live in a self contained space below. We have a lovely private bushy block looking out over a little bit of forest and there is always work to be done around the house and in the garden. I have a big veggie garden out front and I grow cook and eat organic whenever possible.
As well as practical help on the property I often have some voluntary projects on the go relating to environmental causes. If these projects also align with your principles then admin, media or web skills to support them are also very welcome.
I look forward to meeting you.
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
I have a wide range of interests especially in the areas of personal growth and self development and sustainability and the environment. I have an interesting library that you are welcome to dip into. You are most welcome to relax on our beautiful deck, head to the beach or explore the local culture of Brunswick Heads and Byron Bay.
I can happily use help in the garden with weeding, mulching, watering and all the sorts of things a garden needs. As it's spring right now there is lots to do. I'd also appreciate anyone with handy person skills as there are always odd jobs to be done. Cooking and other help in the house with cleaning etc is also welcome as are admin, sorting, decluttering, web, social media skills for my environmental projects. I have usually found that whatever skills a person has there is generally a way I can make use of them and as often as not when I need something done, someone shows up who is able to do it!
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You will have your own comfy room with a queen bed and having eaten in almost every style under the sun I'm happy to work with whatever dietary needs or preferences you might have. I often provide food for you to make your own breakfast and lunch (although we can also eat together) and then cook a shared evening meal. This is flexible and if you like to cook that is a bonus!
We are 5 minutes by car from the glorious local beaches, 10 by bike or 30 on foot. Public transport is sparse in our area so a car is useful but it is possible to get around without. I am also happy to provide lifts occasionally if needed.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
20 hours a week, often 4-5 hours over 5-4 days