Help us in our family home and enjoy a cultural exchange in Bairnsdale, Australia

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Australia

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    18/10/2020

 
  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a small family of 4 plus our dog Tony, some ducks and sheep.
    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 and just recently our little daughter Fraya.
    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 large garden and just converted the garage into a granny flat with ensuite.
    We also have a few acres out of town with some sheep and fruit trees.
    We usually both run our own businesses but im on maternity leave at the moment.

    There are always things to do here.
    From baby sitting, dog walking, cleaning, cooking , gardening, lawnmowing, fencing, painting, dancing, hiking, cooking, baking, swimming, chatting and chilling :)

    We don't have set jobs and times for you, but rather like a hand here or there with day to day tasks....

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Language practice
    Gardening
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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 can hopefully take out soon to explore some new areas.

  • Help

    Help

    We would love for someone to come stay with us as part of our family and help out in the house, garden, farm and with 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 but its not a must.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

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

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a 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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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 :)

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    You can certainly park the van at the front of the house or in the driveway if you like to sleep in that up to you.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    If they get along with our dog Tony and the ducks and don't destroy the kids toys absolutely :)

  • 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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