Experience real Aussie family life with the comfort of having your own private space in the perfect place in Cairns, Australia

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    16/09/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    Our large home is spread over an acreage & surrounded by acreage properties so it is a beautiful leafy & very safe neighbourhood to go for a walk or ride. Being located on the northern beaches of Cairns we are just a few minutes drive to our local beach Kewarra Beach which is a stunning palm tree lined beach with stinger nets (safe for swimming) & large undercover BBQ area. All major shopping at both Clifton Beach Shopping Centre & Smithfield Shopping Centre is also a 5 minute drive away.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    If your after an experience with a real Aussie family with the comfort of having your own private space then this is the perfect place. We also have a fire pit in the yard and your most welcome to light the fire & get out the marshmallows. The Great Barrier Reef & rainforest right on our doorstep!

  • Help

    Help

    Hi, we are looking for a single person, couple or even 3 or 4 people to assist us in our day to day running of our household. We are lucky enough to have a large 1 bedroom apartment on the ground floor of our home which is separate from our family home which is upstairs. We have 5 small children (7 years old and under). So as you could imagine we have a busy household & are looking for help in the general upkeep of our house.

    Previously we have operated 2 separate workaway bookings at the one time in our home. However we have changed this so that we only accept 1 workaway booking (1 person or 2 people travelling together). So you will be the only workaway guest here at our home. We find we have more of a chance to better connect with our guest if there is just 1 group staying with us at any one time.

    Duties would involve assistance with domestic chores like washing, hanging out and putting away washing. General house cleaning i.e. windows, floors, bathrooms, gardening & also walk dogs, help feed the chickens & put them away of an evening, wash cars, backing lunchbox's for school etc. There is always a few odd jobs here and there that need doing so if your handy on the tools even better. At dinner time either help with meal prep or homework with 1 of the 2 school kids would be greatly appreciated.

    Our kids: 7 year old - Bella - girl (currently full-time at school),
    5 year old - Charlie - girl (currently full-time at school),
    4 year old - Matthew - our only boy (currently at Kindergarten 3 days)
    3 year old - Emerson - girl (currently daycare 2 days/week)
    19 months old - Sienna - girl (currently at daycare 1 day/week)

    Our kids do sports (martial arts & swimming) throughout the week so helping with their sport school stuff would be really fantastic.

    Someone that is good with kids is essential. Our helpers in the past have had fun with the kids in making play dough, doing painting, making slime & baking, going for walks, gardening, playing on the trampoline, riding bikes. Our eldest is fascinated with gymnastics & we have a big yard which is setup well to keep them busy. They love all this stuff it really makes them happy. We only want people who are prepared to interact with our kids & get involved with our kids & our family life.

    Because of our young family we will not have any smoking or alcohol on the property, and definitely no drugs of any kind. We will also ask that there are no parties at our home because we are weary of what people are around our young kids.

    If you like to cook or bake then that would be great also. It would be fantastic to have help with dinner preparation. If there is a special dish you would like to make then thats ok, I can collect the ingredients for you to make. We like to experience different cultures & different foods. And our kids are not picky at all, they eat almost anything.

    We require you to work for a minimum of 4 hours per day (per person) with 1 day off/week (whichever day suits you) and in return you will have a main meal (dinner), large bedroom, own bathroom, free wifi, television with Netflix & Stan and we have an inground swimming pool as well. Your living quarters is actually a massive room (about 3 times the standard bedroom) it is air-conditioned has a large TV setup with Netflix & Stan, your personal fridge & due to its location has direct access to the swimming pool. Your room is located on the ground floor & all of the family bedrooms & bathroom & living area is upstairs so its very separate & private. As a house rule with our kids are not allowed in your area or your bathroom. So its your own private area away from the main house.

    In your living area there is no cooking facilities just the fridge, microwave, tea & coffee facilities however your welcome to have access to our family kitchen upstairs. On our large yard there is also a fire pit so of a night your most welcome to light the fire & get out the marshmallows. We also have 2 huge coconut trees absolutely loaded with coconuts, we can show you how to open a coconut & you can eat as many as you want. There is also a few other fruit frees on the property for you to check out.

    We also have 2 German Sheppard dogs that love to go for a walk! And we currently have 12 free range very friendly pet chickens Cinderella, Unicorn & Fairy, Pirate, Ninja, Whinja, Worms, Holly, Hey Hey, Rainbow, Tjapukai and the favourite Sunshine. We appreciate people who genuinely have a love for animals & are happy to take the dogs for a walk just because you love dogs. Our large home is spread over an acreage & surrounded by acreage properties so it is a beautiful leafy & very safe neighbourhood to go for a walk or ride. Being located on the northern beaches of Cairns we are just a few minutes drive to our local beach Kewarra Beach which is a stunning palm tree lined beach & BBQ area. All major shopping at both Clifton Beach Shopping Centre & Smithfield Shopping Centre is also a 5 minute drive away. We are lucky to be located within a ride from the most popular beaches in Cairns (Kewarra Beach, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Clifton Beach) so you can spend some time on the beach amongst the palm trees on your time off.

    We also have bicycles you can have access to for your convenience if you would like to go for an explore at your own leisure. Only 5 minute bike ride will take you to a park full of wallabies (mini kangaroos) so you can take some photos many tourist buses stop here on their way to Port Douglas, and its just in our local suburb up the road. If you don't have a car we frequently do driving everywhere so your welcome to catch a ride with us.

    For people who loves hiking through the rainforest there are many mountain tracks which you can check out, some have rainforest streams & waterfalls to swim in also.

    The type of person or people we are looking for is a fun, energetic person who is friendly & bubbly. Must be good with kids & happy to hang out with the kids & pets.

    I have more photos if you contact me I can forward them to you, just limited on the website. Thank-you

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We require you to work for a minimum of 4 hours per day (per person) with 1 day off/week (whichever day suits you) and in return you will have a main meal (dinner), large bedroom, own bathroom, free wifi, television with Netflix & Stan and we have an inground swimming pool as well. Your living quarters is actually a massive room (about 3 times the standard bedroom) it is air-conditioned has a large TV setup with Netflix & Stan, your personal fridge & due to its location has direct access to the swimming pool. Your room is located on the ground floor & all of the family bedrooms & bathroom & living area is upstairs so its very separate & private. As a house rule with our kids are not allowed in your area or your bathroom. So its your own private area away from the main house.

    In your living area there is no main cooking facilities just a microwave & fridge plus tea & coffee facilities however your welcome to have access to our family kitchen upstairs.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We also have bicycles you can have access to for your convenience if you would like to go for an explore. If you don't have a car we frequently drive everywhere so your welcome to catch a ride with us.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Minimum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Dad & the kids at one of the beaches
Mum & Emerson in the rainforest creek
Bali & Kuta (Mum & Daughter) at their happy place
The Sandpit & fruit trees
Our Yard, trampoline, sandpit
Fire pit for marshmallows & 2 big coconut trees
Your private dining area with brochure board of many activities to do in Cairns.
Your private bedroom downstairs
Kitchenette
Sienna, Emerson, Matty, Charlie, Bella
Swimming pool, you can swim anytime in Cairns
1 of many coconuts
Your private bathroom/toilet

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