We are a small family of 3 plus our dog Tony. My name is Linda and I came to Australia in 2006 from Germany. Since then a lot has happened: I travelled NZ for nearly a year and went back to Australia (Melbourne) to study. That's when I met my husband Angus and in 2016 we had our son Valentin.
We live in a country town in East Victoria called Bairnsdale (about 3.5 hours from Melbourne) which has everything you need from Bunnings to Aldi ;)
Bairnsdale is near the mountains and the sea. It's a 30 min drive to the beach, 10 min walk to the river and a 2 hour driven to the snow :)
We live in a 3 bedroom home with garden and are converting a garage into a self contained granny flat.
We also have a few acres out of town with some sheep and fruit trees.
We both work, Angus works full time as a carmechanic and I run my own Skin Clinic 3 days a per week at the moment.
There are always things to do here.
From baby sitting, dog walking, cleaning, cooking , gardening, painting, dancing, hiking, cooking, baking, swimming, chatting and chilling :)
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
We have loads of projects and are always 'doing things from brewing beer, making sour dough, kombucha, tea yoghurt etc. Angus loves anything cars and bikes. We have a few pushbikes that can be taken out for rides along the railrail or river walks.
We recently bought a little caravan that we are restoring and looking forward to take out on weekend trips.
We would love for someone to come stay with us as part of our family and help out in the house and baby sitting in exchange for free accomodation, food and unlimited internet.
If theres is a lot of work or you're a handyman and help us with our projects we could even pay you.
It would be fantastic if and you could speak German and teach Vali (and Angus) some ;)
We have a spare room in the house or the selfcontained granny flat in the garden (with its own toilet and shower)
We would love for you to be part of the family and live and eat with us, but that's up to you. There is no real kitchen in the granny flat but you're welcome to use ours any time you like.
We would expect you to help out a a bit in house and garden and keep things clean and tidy as much as possible and not use our place as a 'hotel'. We had people stay in the past that were here to be served by us. This is not our intention with this.
We are pretty open and generous when it comes to taking time to show you around and make you enjoy your stay.
If there are things you are especially good at Or not good at just chat with us and we will sort something out.
You must love kids and dogs :)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 4 days a week