Some hands-on help in the garden and around the house while you explore the local culture of the Byron Bay area, Australia

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Australia

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  • last activity

    Last activity

    18/01/2021

 
  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi folks
    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Charity Work
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help

    Help

    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!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    20 hours a week, often 4-5 hours over 5-4 days



Host ref number: 213791278491