Assist us with some building work in Katoomba, Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    We are couple in our 30's with a little baby. Hugo is an architect & I am an artist.

    We own a beautiful 1890's weatherboard home in Katoomba, Blue Mountains. Hugo has designed an addition to the house & we would like to host a workawayer who has general building & maintenance skills, who can be Hugo's off-sider for a couple of weeks. We also always need help with smaller odd jobs: painting, stacking firewood, gardening/weeding and cleaning.

    Our house is in a wonderful location, 5 minute walk to the centre of town & train station. Also very close to beautiful bushwalks in the world heritage national park.

    We are widely travelled having lived in Italy, Thailand & travelled in Japan & across Europe & America.

    We are currently living in another house in Leura (2 min drive from Katoomba house) as it is much easier to build on the house without a toddler! You will stay in the Katoomba house by yourself and we will come to the house daily to work with you.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a young Australia family living in the Blue Mountains.

  • Help


    We are looking for someone who is keen to gain some experience with a building project & be an extra hand with the building of a new bathroom. Someone who will help with gardening and weeding. Occasionally cleaning the house, cooking and shopping.

  • Languages spoken

    Spanish: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Thai: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    A room inside the house with comfortable queen bed.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Katoomba's main industry is tourism based on its mountain scenery. The rock formation known as the Three Sisters, viewable from Echo Point about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) south of the main town, is the most famous feature, and attracts some four million visitors each year. Other features of the Jamison Valley visible from Echo Point include Mount Solitary and the rock formation known as the Ruined Castle. A short walk from Echo Point leads to The Giant Stairway which provides access to a number of nature walks through the Valley. Some of these are quite rugged and not recommended for inexperienced walkers. Several of the Jamison Valley tracks including the Stairway itself were closed in recent years due to maintenance, but most have since been re-opened. The local geography includes extensive areas of dense warm temperate rainforest, hanging swamps and a series of spectacular waterfalls (albeit with a relatively low water volume).

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 453246562868