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Annette, Kim and Blue (the dog) live in a spacious free-flowing home, surrounded by trees. Ginger (daughter) lives away from home for her work, but also spends time at home during her breaks. It is a very quiet, inner city, leafy suburb. It is positioned about 15 minutes by public transport from the Brisbane CBD. Brisbane is a lovely city that offers a relaxed lifestyle with everything within a short walk or a bike ride away – libraries, galleries, theatres, parks, climbing cliffs, the river and cafes.
We live a healthy life and love community in all its many faces. Annette and Kim are active with yoga and bushwalking, Ginger enjoys hip- hop dancing and is studying outdoor recreation, and our gorgeous whippet Blue loves people that love him. We have a yoga practice room with massage table and lots of birds to sing to you. There is a chicken run with chooks providing eggs to augment our organic eating choice. We are all accomplished cooks and generous providers. We all have fun and laugh a lot. We love music.
Please check our calendar before you message us! Thanks
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
We offer openness to others from all backgrounds and have hosted exchange students and travellers over the years. All visitors have had a great time, and keep up the connections long after their stays. As avid travellers and hikers within Australia and New Zealand, we are well resourced with real experiences of much of Australia and NZ to share with you.
You are welcome to join us on day trips to the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, as we regularly walk in the bush or go to the beach.
We have a lovely home that is regularly cleaned but needs some "deeper" spring cleaning. If you like to dust, wipe, sweep, brush, scrub (occasionally), wash, soak, hang out to dry … and you find this to be a very satisfying way to spend a few hours each day, .... then sit back in one of our lovely living spaces and enjoy the results, or head off to the city for some adventures , please apply.
It's important that you are proficient with cleaning, self motivated and autonomous with your tasks and your time-off.
We always strive to give our Workawayers a positive cultural experience, with outings to bush and beach. We are interested in you and your ambitions and interests, and we make sure you leave enriched from your experience of staying with us.
So if you are good at cleaning and tending to home maintenance, if you love healthy food and sustainable living, please apply.
We offer a separate. well ventilated room, on the upper level, over looking the back garden . Furnished with a queen sized bed, some cupboard space and desk. An adjoining bathroom. We cook mostly vegetarian food. Plenty of rice. We shop weekly at an organic farmers market and the quality of our food is exceptional. Vegetarians and vegans love our food. But if you are a flexible eater, I am sure you will enjoy our (mostly) plant-based diet.
Time off options are really unlimited. There is so much to do in and around Brisbane. Our public transport system is very efficient and inexpensive. We have bush walking options, Toohey Forrest and Whites Hill Reserve within a small walking distance from our home. A short bus ride will take you to South Bank for swimming, open air movies, food and buskers.
Previous visitors have loved the ease of access.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week