Need some extra hands in our new house helping to establish of gardens, oiling timber and painting and general help in the house- Samford Village, Australia



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    Hello,..We are a vegetarian family of five ( 3 children from 10-17yrs, I boy and 2 girls and a dog). We are in the process of finishing building a new family home (with home office and guest accommodation) in our local village on the edge of Brisbane. Samford Village has a lovely rural feel but is only 30min from the CDB of Brisbane. We have endeavoured to make the house a show case of Green Design and now would love to have some help establishing the gardens and finishing of bit of timber oiling and staining. We have had great experiences with hosting workaways previously on an acreage property and now hope that we can continue to meet and make friends with more great people from around the world. We have a spare bedroom and bathroom and a pool. The house is very close to the local cafes and shops and there is access to the train station to the city for weekends. Lots of great walks and nearby National Park.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house

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    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a simple family trying to balance professional life with living a green spiritual lifestyle. Not perfect by any means but an interesting case study! :). We are both architects so also lots of discussion around building and landscape design. Sonia also has knowledge on gardening and medicinal herbs. We enjoy showing visitors the local walks and swimming holes. A number of workaways have joined us on beach holidays / day trips.

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    Gardening / Painting / Timber Oiling / Having fun with the kids

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    German: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    In our new house located in our local village.

    We are happy to provide accommodation and food in exchange for 4-5 hours help.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    25 minute drive to CBD or 5mins to train station ...or on bike path. Local bush walking and bike trails.

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    A little more information

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    • 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.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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