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We are a family of four - Erin, Harley, Jasper (4yrs) and Anton (1yr) - living in Perth, close to the city.
We love learning about the world and have travelled a lot through Europe and parts of America and Asia; we have used workaway during our travels previously and would love to continue the cultural exchange as hosts.
We like to spend time outside, at home in the garden or going to parks, and for nature/bush walks. We enjoy good food and like to cook/learn new recipes. We love playing together, which includes lego, painting, board games, puzzles. Jasper and Anton love to move and jump and run/crawl and play :)
We often spend time with Erin's sister's family who have 4 kids and our nephew/cousin who is almost 3 years old usually visits 1-2 days per week (sometimes more) while his parents work and older siblings are at school.
We would like the opportunity to spend time with people and to experience/learn about different cultures and hear different languages (especially for our children too). We also like exploring our own city/area and we think it's more fun to do this with people who are visiting and excited to explore too.
Our extended families live in a small town and on a farm about 1hr from Perth, occasionally we help on the farm and this might be part of a workaway stay if you like.
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
We would love to share parts of our life and city/area with people who are travelling and keen to explore. We can explore the city/area together or we can help with getting around to see/do different things in the area. If we travel to different areas/to our family's farms, workawayers are welcome to travel with us.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We have a nice backyard that needs some repair and ongoing maintenance - gardening, weeding, etc. We may be doing some bigger projects like digging out a retaining area and removing some trees/bushes.
We are always grateful for help with cooking and cleaning around the house.
We may need some help with looking after the children sometimes.
We may help our families with farm chores at times.
We would like to experience/learn about different cultures and hear different languages. We would like to learn/practice some German in particular (very basic), but any language is great!
We expect approximately 20 hours of help per week.
Workawayers are welcome to stay in our guest room (queen bed) in the house or to camp in our front/backyard in a tent/campervan/caravan if that's preferred, depending on the weather :) There is a bathroom/toilet that is shared (mostly with the children). We will provide meals and have a laundry that workawayers are welcome to use.
We live approx 10-15min walk from a train station that links to the city. Bus stops are nearby depending on the destination. We live approx 5 min drive/30 mins walk from shopping centres. We have many parks nearby to our house (5-10min walk) that are lovely to go for walks/spend time in green space.
We like to eat meals together and would enjoy workawayers company at meal times and in the evenings, but we also appreciate that people need space so this isn't a fixed expectation.
While the house can be messy at times (especially with 2 young children), we try to keep it as clean as possible and ask that our guests do the same.
With the COVID-19 situation, we ask that our guests comply with any WA government rules to maintain the health of our community.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
There is paved and lawn space at the front of our home that can accommodate a campervan/caravan/camping set up.
20 hours per week