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Come help with our garden in Blue Mountains near Sydney, Australia

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  • Last activity: 23 May 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Steve and I have been completing the construction of our family home and extensive gardens over the past 10 years and really enjoy the peace and beauty of living on a large rural property in the lower Blue Mountains. We need a hand with a variety of gardening tasks and some work in and around the house and look forward to any help you can provide. The chores are not hard and the work is satisfying.

    We have a very comfortable home and plenty of space for you. We enjoy the company of lots of native birds and being surrounded by the natural bush and our developing gardens. We are looking for workaway couples preferably with their own transport who are happy to assist us in maintaining our garden and small orchard in the lower Blue Mountains.

    We also have a lovely pool and are close to transport, shops and station to the City.

    After not being able to have workaways for some time, we are in desperate need of some help if you are keen to help out we will do our best to make your stay enjoyable!

    Please check out our reviews and you will hopefully want to come & stay with us too!!!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    An opportunity to experience a semi rural lifestyle and gain experience in gardening and general building projects. Our property of 50 hectares is rural but has easy access to local transport so there will be opportunities to explore the local Blue Mountain villages, tourist attractions or travel by train to the city which is about 1.5 hours by train. Steve is from London originally and Carol has a good knowledge of Australia to share.

  • Help


    We are looking for an enthusiastic couple who enjoy gardening and are happy to do general gardening, weeding, mulching, watering, mowing and helping us to care for our gardens and our 50 tree orchard. We also need help with general maintenance and assistance with whatever building project we are working on at the time. Steve has a vast knowledge of general building and will happily share his knowledge with someone willing to learn. Any duties required are not complex or heavy and depending on the weather, there are always jobs inside to be done.

    It is preferable if the workaway has their own transport but we can collect you from the station if you do not have transport but we may not always be available to drive you to and from the station. There is a bus service at the front of the house which will take you to and from the local railway station & shopping centre.

    We have a lovely garden which just needs tidying up...the chores we ask for help with is enjoyable if you can appreciate gardens and very satisfying at the end of the day to see what can be achieved.

    We want you to have an enjoyable experience and make sure you have a fun time while staying in our home.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    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 have a large home and you will have a comfortable room with ensuite. You will have access to the main kitchen area for dining and there is an upstairs living area available for your use.

    Breakfast, lunch and Dinner/dessert will be provided as well morning & afternoon tea.

    There is a large swimming pool which is available for use and a lovely bush garden to enjoy. We have a great selection of board games, books, dvd's.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many markets in the Blue Mountains, lots of coffee shops, hotels and tourist attractions. YOu can take a train to Leura for a spot of shopping or visit the sights of Katoomba or Penrith. Hosts happy to provide lots of information about the many and varied activities in the area. Bus transport at front of the house which will take you to the train station. Springwood Station has regular trains to the City or to Katoomba and all villages in the Blue Mountains.

    There a numerous bush walking tracks through the Blue Mountains and we will be happy to show you how to get to them.
    We have so far really enjoyed using 'Workaway' to assist us on our property and have developed lasting friendships with the people who have helped us. All have been respectful of our property and we have tried to make it a pleasant experience for those who have visited 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have plenty of space to park motorhome or campervan/vehicles or your can have your very comfortable queen bed with your own bathroom and use of swimming pool! You will have your own large bathroom, use of laundry and plenty of private space to relax or join us for meals and board games if you wish.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day

Host ref number: 323351816126

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