We have a spacious country styled house with verandahs to sit and enjoy the view and a pool to relax and cool down in summer. A cozy fire to keep us warm in winter. We have a room to spare because our children have grown up and are out exploring the world. Andy works from home and I have a part time job. We live about 10 minutes drive out of Bellingen, a small country town with lots of cafes and a great community feel. We are close to world heritage Dorrigo National Park on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales. We love to travel and love cooking. Our daughter has been travelling and has been a Workawayer in New Zealand, Chile, Spain, France, Italy and Ireland and suggested we try it.
Help around the house
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We live in a small rural community with a mix of agriculture, artist, and musicians. You will experience Australian family life with Wallabies at your doorstep. We are also surrounded by bird life and our garden is full of beautiful citrus trees with plenty of mandarins to eat in the winter months.
We always have weeding and watering to do and fertilising and mulching the citrus trees. We have a small crop of garlic which will be harvested in November or December (not sure yet). Spring cleaning the house and window cleaning and home maintenance jobs are easy. I have a glass mosaic project to finish. Collecting fire wood and kindling. We are trying to set up a bigger and better vegetable garden so if you like gardening we have lots to do. You don't need to be skilled but if you do have skills that would be great too.
We have 2 bedrooms with queen size beds so could accommodate 2 people or 2 couples. These bedrooms share a bathroom. The accommodation is in our family home not separate. Meals would be with us and Andy is a great cook. Summer usually is marinate meats on the BBQ with lots of great salads. We also love Asian flavours and grow things like ginger, lemongrass, garlic, limes and coriander to make delicious curries. We also enjoy Pasta and Mediterranean dishes.
We have a beautiful National Park nearby with waterfalls to explore and great bush walking. We have a pool and are close to a river and only 20 minutes drive to beautiful beaches for swimming or long walks or whale watching. The local pub or brewery is great for a few drinks and sometimes live music.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
4 to 5 hours a day