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We are Thomas & Jessie a married couple in our 30's with three little ones Ollie (3yrs), Christian (2 yrs), and Alaina (baby). Thomas runs our tour business from home while Jessie is in charge of all things parenting. We were lucky enough to live between Los Angeles and Melbourne most of the time (well before Covid anyway) and our lives are anything but conventional (we've traveled the world working from our laptops).
We need a live-in amazing female helper to assist us with the household tasks (cleaning, laundry, dishes, etc). You MUST follow instructions, be hardworking (fast), follow a schedule, be clean, respectful, and detail-oriented.
You'll get your own private room in our Penthouse apartment on the famous Chapel Street, complete with everything you need... small fridge, comfortable queen bed, 55" 4K Smart TV (Netflix, HBO), and plenty of storage.
Breakfast, Healthy Green Juice, Protein Shake, & Dinner is included on workdays.
Remember to check the restrictions on international travel to Australia, our government has closed the country to most international visitors for now so please only message if you are already here or can get in.
If you're the ideal helper we will probably need an assistant wherever/if we travel for the next five years so for the ideal person we could potentially bring you with us (Melbourne, Perth, Queensland, Hawaii).
Please only apply if you have read our description and are a good match, please include a link to your social media to show you've read this message completely. :-)
Thomas & Jessie
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Help around the house
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PENTHOUSE ON CHAPEL STREET:
Our amazing penthouse is located in one of Melbourne's most popular streets where both locals and tourists come to have amazing coffee, eat delicious food and shop in one of the many interesting boutiques. All this will literally be at your front door and we'll be happy to offer all our local tips, it is the perfect location to experience life in Melbourne.
EFFICIENCY & LIFE SKILLS:
We are self-employed and by being with us you will learn various life skills including how to manage your time effectively and how we've designed our life to live anywhere in the world and work from our laptops.
We are into breakfast smoothies and nutritious but time-efficient meals, we'll show you how to automate your cooking to make it easy to eat healthy without spending a lot of time.
We've explored the world on a budget and can offer insights into how you can do the same, our favorite place is actually a tiny beach in the Whitsunday Islands where we'd go camping for weeks at a time. We can tell you our trick to booking this private island for just $60 a night!
Break free from the "9 to 5" and learn what it's like to be your own boss, designing a lifestyle that suits you. We've done it and can show you how.
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Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.
We require assistance around 25 hours per week in exchange for your own private room, green juice, protein shake, breakfast & dinner on the days you help.
We will show you exactly how to do each task, it is important you can follow our instructions and do exactly as we ask on time with attention to detail and a good work ethic. The only skill you will need is to be able to follow instructions and work hard/fast. Each task is assigned a time and day on our calendar and usually repeats weekly, we will show you how to do each task the first time, help you do it the second time, and then expect you'll be able to do it without our assistance (we've written out detailed instructions for everything).
Additional paid work is available for $20 per hour.
You'll have various cleaning tasks each week which will include scrubbing, dusting, vacuuming, mopping, polishing, etc. It's important that you have great attention to detail, we have high standards - 2 x weekly.
Babysitting Kids - Once a week we'll schedule a few hours to babysit our kids so you'll need to be comfortable around babies and toddlers.
Various Tasks - You'll be asked to help us with a variety of things each week and we will show you exactly what needs to be done. There are no specific skills required but you must have great attention to detail, be willing to work hard, and follow instructions exactly.
Your job is to make our lives easier by doing the repetitive tasks that take up some of our time, once we teach you how to do a task we expect it done on time without our supervision. Please only apply if you have the required attributes and are willing and able to do all of the above.
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.
The Penthouse is on the top two floors of the historic "Love & Lewis" building. Downstairs has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and an office. The upstairs is one large open plan space with kitchen, living, and dining areas.
You'll have your own private bedroom with a comfortable queen bed, 55" TV (with Netflix), bar fridge, sheets, towels, and everything you could ever need to enjoy your stay.
Located on Melbourne's famous street 'Chapel Street' this is arguably the best place for visitors to stay, it's central and renowned for its great shopping, restaurants, nightlife, and more. Getting around couldn't be easier with public transport just downstairs. You can get to Melbourne City or over to St Kilda Beach in less than 15 minutes.
The bathroom may be shared with Thomas' mum who stays with us sometimes but other than that and the babies bath time it's all yours.
We'll provide basic Breakfasts and Dinner meals for you, we're healthy but do eat meat so this is not suitable for vegetarians. You'll also have your own small fridge in your room to keep your own food for lunches or snacks etc. We also have a healthy green smoothie every day (kale, spinach, blueberries, banana, ginger, cucumber) and a healthy Protein Shake (oats, almond milk, protein powder, flax seed, chia seed, cacao, cinnamon, banana) which are included in your meals.
Sorry but we do not accept any smokers, please do not apply if you smoke.
We might offer you additional hours if we need something done that isn't on the schedule ($20ph).
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We work from home full time online and have unlimited highspeed internet for helpers to do the same.
More than two
25 hours per week
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