Come and help out in our garden near Blue Mountains, Australia

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Australia

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    10/07/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    We are completing the construction of our family home and extensive gardens and 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 building and gardening tasks and look forward to sharing our space. We have a very comfortable home and 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 with their own transport who are looking for an experience in the Blue Mountains near Sydney.
    We are experiencing heavy rain at the moment which is causing the weeds to grow faster than we can manage...we need a couple of fit, hardwording workaways to help us with weeding and gardening duties (nothing too hard)

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    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

    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. 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 and it is expected that you will use this service.
    We like to start the day early to avoid having to work during the heat of the day and then you have more time to explore the area.
    We have a lovely garden which just needs tidying up...the work we offer is enjoyable if you can appreciate gardens and very satisfying at the end of the day to see what can be achieved.
    We hope that workaways will respect our furniture and property at all times.

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

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a large home and you will have your own part of the house. There is one large room with a King sized bed and ensuite as well as a separate bedroom with a queen sized bed and separate bathroom. You will have your own television. We all share the main kitchen and laundry facilities and it is expected that you assist with setting the table for meals and cleaning up afterwards.
    We do not operate a hotel and general tasks are shared during your stay.
    Breakfast, lunch and Dinner/dessert will be provided as well as tea/coffee, morning & afternoon tea. It is expected that if you want snacks or other food in additional to that provided, you will purchase this yourself.
    There is a large swimming pool which is available for use and a lovely bush garden to enjoy.

  • 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.
    We also have a tree top adventure park 10 mins away which some of our workaways have experienced - all said it was an amazing activity.
    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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day

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