Family assistant needed in amazing Melbourne Penthouse, Australia




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  • Description


    We are Thomas & Jessie a married couple in our 30's with two baby boys Ollie (18 months) and CJ (4 months). Thomas runs our tour business from home while Jessie is in charge of all things parenting. We're lucky enough to live between Los Angeles and Melbourne most of the time and our lives are anything but conventional. We've been back in Melbourne for 8 months and are getting ready to head back to LA in December.

    We need one live-in amazing helper to assist us with the daily 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.

    The hours are roughly 7:00 to 10:00am and then 5:30 to 7:30pm 5 days per week... 25hrs per week total. Some additional paid work (answering emails in home office) may be available at $20 per hour if you are suitable.

    We're currently looking for help available in Melbourne until December but will need an assistant wherever we travel for the next five years so for the ideal person we could potentially bring you with us (Melbourne, Los Angeles, Hawaii, New York, Perth).

    Please only apply if you have read our description and are a good match.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

    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.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help


    We require assistance around 5 hours per day, 5 days a 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).

    The hours are 7:00am to 10:00am (Morning Shift) and 5:30pm to 7:30pm (Evening Shift) 5 days per week. Additional paid work is available in the office for $20 per hour.

    Breakfast: At 7:00am you'll make coffee, a protein shake, and a green juice (kale etc) - daily.
    Kitchen: After breakfast and dinner you'll load/unload the dishwasher, wash dishes, and clean the kitchen. - daily.
    Laundry: You'll wash, dry, fold & put away laundry - daily.
    Tidy House: You'll put away all books and toys at 7:00pm - daily.

    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.

    Entertaining Kids - You'll only ever be asked occasionally to play with our kids but 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.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    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 will be shared with Thomas' mum who is staying with us in but other than that and the babies bath time it's all yours. We have a bathroom in the master bedroom but it doesn't have a bath so we will also need to use yours to bath Ollie at 6:30-7:00pm daily. Your bathroom also has the laundry with washing machine and dryer.

    We'll provide basic Breakfasts and share our Dinner meals with 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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We might offer you additional hours if we need something done that isn't on the schedule ($20ph).

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

The Penthouse of the iconic "Love & Lewis" Chapel Street
Your private bedroom (Queen Bed, 50" TV, Fridge, etc).
Your private bedroom
Upstairs Open Plan
Upstairs Living Area
Amazing views and sunsets
Upstairs Dining area
Home Office with high speed WiFi
Your bathroom and laundry

Host ref number: 476262451698