Life with a single mum in a Surfers Paradise in Torquay, Australia



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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    I live in the beautiful beachside town of Torquay. I am looking for help in my productive and growing garden, around the house and with childcare. I am a single mum

    I work as a psychotherapist, meditation and movement teacher. I have recently returned to work in a very limited capacity and will increase my workload in 2021. I'm am flying solo as a single mum, so working is dependent on having the right care for my child who will turn one in Jan 2021

    I live in paradise. Whether you like to stroll on the beach, surf or stand-up paddle board, hike in national parks.

    Please note that I cannot accommodate couples at this stage.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I live in a small (ish) surfing town that gets very busy over the summer period! You will have plenty of time to explore the Surf Coast and the Great Ocean Road. Torquay is now a vibrant small town that has just about everything on offer. You'll also learn about life with a new baby and will likely pick up some garden skills.

  • Help


    I have had a wonderful girl living with me in exchange for food and accomodation who will be moving on at the end of the year. She will be very hard to replace. Alas, I am looking for the right person to fill her role. I also have shorter-term workaway exchange available.

    2021 – Min 3 month...
    Housework / Errands

    You must have a gentle nature and enjoy the company of babies / children. It is not a problem if you don't have direct experience with babies or young children, just that you are soft, gentle and present. You will need to be self-directed and have great attention to detail as you'll be primarily responsible for making sure the house is in order. Hopefully you love wholesome food and can cook. My expectations are high, but it return you will have a flexible arrangement in wonderful happy home and lots of time to wander the beaches and paddle the waves.

    SHORT TERM PROJECTS (max one week)

    Gardening / Handy-ma projects around the house
    My garden is an ongoing project...
    I am always open to help in the garden!!

    I offer my guests a primarily vegetarian diet, with an occasional fish dish.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    I live in a big house (split levels) with sea-views and a generous garden. You will have your own private bedroom and access to a bike.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    At the moment I live with Bek (workaway) and Kim (housemate and now partner of Bek!)
    Both Kim and Bek will be moving out at the end of the year. I put a lot of energy into having a peaceful clean zen home. We keep mobile phones out of shared social spaces.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    I have a good wifi connection and sweet views for those moments your eyes need to wander from your screen. Your bedroom is large and has a small desk.

  • Can possibly acccept pets

    Can possibly acccept pets

    Well trained outside dogs! We love a border collie or a kelpie. But your pet needs to be very baby friendly and stay away from my nice furniture.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

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    Hours expected

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

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