Come and help me around the house in beautiful Maleny, Australia

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  • Last activity: 13 Apr 2024



 Min stay requested: 1 week or less



  • Description


    Hi I am looking for people who want to stay in beautiful Maleny, a lovely town one hour by car to the north of Brisbane. My house is walking distance to the township of Maleny and public transport as well as half an hours drive to the most beautiful beaches in Australia. Brisbane is accessible by train and there are several swimming holes nearby. The back of the house is a jungle with huge trees and a lot of privacy where one can hang a hummock I have a pushbike that can be used. ( Needs air or may be fixing first) Usually the tasks are general painting, cleaning, gardening and sometimes little building projects.
    In my past I used to be a permaculture instructor Brisbane, then lived at Crystal Waters eco village for 25 years where I designed and built my eco friendly house. I now live in Maleny where I am doing up a house almost finished now just need a few final touches.


    The exchange is 4 - 5 hours of your time in exchange for accommodation and food.

    I am an introvert and although I like a good conversations I need time alone to charge my batteries. So if you need lots of company and engaging in hours of talking.....this is probably not the right place for you.
    However I am friendly and kind enough and will help you with any questions, language and local information.

    Looking forward to hear from You

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You might learn new tasks and handy skills I can assist with teaching English, German and conversational Dutch . we can cook food together and exchange ideas of practical and philosophical nature. I have a small permaculture garden.

  • Help


    There is a vast variety of tasks that I welcome assistance with from maintenance, to light building, gardening, weeding mulching, planting, painting and more, depending on your preference and what comes up at the time. I am also open to new projects as long as you can finish them while you are here. Sometimes I need help cleaning the car and the house, all depending on your skills, what you like doing and whether there is something urgent on at the time.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Afrikaans: Intermediate
    Indonesian: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner
    Italian: Beginner
    Thai: Beginner
    Chinese (Mandarin): Beginner

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

  • Accommodation


    We can offer a single bed and or a double bed in a private room, and possibly an extra mattress on the floor if there is 3 in your party. The room has lots of light and air. If you are a solo traveler you have the room to yourself. The bathroom and kitchen are shared.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have unlimited fast internet and there is a landline connection for you to use, you can go for walks into town, take the bus to the beach or train to Brisbane, or spend time in the local library, coffee shops and meet interesting, international people that live in the township. I am a non drinker and non smoker. Looking forward to meeting you.
    I am an introvert and often need time alone. But am happy to spend time with you, answer questions, cook together and will show you patiently how the tasks are to be performed or answer any other questions that you might have.
    Maleny is a community strong village and is surrounded by beautiful rain forest pockets, walks, swimming holes and has public transport that can take you to Australia's most beautiful beaches on the Sunshine Coast.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    we have unlimited nbn internet

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    we have a flat space outside the house and can run a cable.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day

Host ref number: 269893454771

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