Help with rainforest regeneration, gardening and cooking in Samford, near Brisbane, Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    Help us in our home and garden on our 5 acre property on the South Pine River in beautiful rural Samford, about 25 kms from Brisbane Queensland Australia.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Gardening
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have enjoyed a lot of travelling in the past and would like to continue our connections with travellers from our lovely home.

    Scenic Samford valley features Samford Village, which is 2.5kms from our home. There are bicycles available to borrow. Nearby there are many mountain biking trails, numerous bush walks, and the D'Aguilar National Park.

    Samford Village contains several preserved heritage buildings, a fascinating history museum, several cafes and restaurants, a century-old pub, an old-fashioned Saturday country market (monthly), and an active arts scene.

    At home, there is a relaxing atmosphere, a large pool to enjoy in summer, and open fires in winter. If you need a city fix, it's a 30-minute drive to the CBD or 30 minutes by train from Ferny Grove Station. We can make arrangements to drop you at the train station on some days.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    We are an older couple. Phil is semiretired and busy with some community work. I am working full time, in private practice. We are keen for assistance regenerating the rainforest along the river (it's more like a creek at the moment), upgrading and maintaining the flower and vegetable gardens and orchard, playing with our three beautiful poodles, cleaning the pool, and cooking. There is always some kind of work to be done on the property so general maintenance, painting, or cleaning are all possibilities. There is also the possibility of some art projects should that interest you. If you enjoy cooking it would be great to have some input in the kitchen.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have two double bedrooms for guests. One is occasionally occupied by our adult children when they visit. One bedroom is in the house on the ground floor. The other bedroom is next to the pool away from the house. There is a shared bathroom on the ground floor. Our private accommodation is upstairs. There are fans but no air conditioners in the bedrooms. As the house is rammed earth its temperature is cool in summer and warm in winter.

    Use of kitchen and all house facilities

    Pool

    Member of the family whilst you are here. Share meals, conversations, etc together

    We provide all meals and accommodation. We are meat eaters, but love vegetarian and vegan meals and can happily cater for you if you are vegetarian or vegan. If you are interested in cooking that would be good.

    We are neat and would ask the same of any house guests.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have enjoyed having people from many parts of the world crew with us when we have been cruising on our yacht and look to continue the cultural exchange with workawayers.

  • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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