Come help out at our traditional guesthouse in beautiful Blackheath, Australian Blue Mountains



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  • Description


    This is a 100yr old heritage guesthouse located in the pretty village of Blackheath in the scenic Blue Mountains.
    Margaret & Rowan purchased this place in 2014 after being inspired while cycling the Camino trail in Spain. It is run as a home-from-home accommodation focusing on travellers coming to bushwalk, mountainbike and climb in the Blue Mountains. This place can sleep 30 guests and offers a range of accommodation from dorm rooms to delux rooms with private bathroom.
    Originally from South Africa, we traded in our professional jobs in Sydney for a new life in the mountains to be closer to nature. We both love cycling, camping, and meeting people from around the world. We eat vegetarian and love eating foods from around the world.
    We have been hosts for another helpers website for over 3 years, but just signed up with Workaway.

    We are always looking for enthusiastic travellers with a positive attitude and good work ethics.
    Workawayers are not asked to help directly with paying guests nor with housekeeping.

    We offer Workawayers the opportunity to live with us, learn english, become part of our family, learn about the hospitality industry, learn to cook, get access to the beautiful blue mountains. They help us with projects such as gardening, composting, seed planting, cooking for the team, creative projects such as art work, flower arranging, history collections. We assess what their skills and interests are and have them help in areas where they are comfortable to contribute.

    In return we provide a friendly environment, we are encouraging, supportive, generous and kind hearted. Staying with us is an enriching experience.

    Possibility of paid Housekeeping work for Workawayers with a WHV if suitably qualified, and if vacancy exists.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers get to live with us and interact with the guests, practice English, learn about the Australian culture and also experience life in hospitality.

  • 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


    There are many projects that we need help with here. Gardening, maintenance, cooking. We will allocate projects depending on the travellers interest. Prior experience is not necessary, but a positive can-do attitude is essential. We are not to be viewed as a place to get free board and lodging.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    We offer a comfortably furnished dorm room (or private room if available). There is a communal kitchen and bathroom shared with other staff and guests. Free wi-fi and laundry.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This place is located 5min walk from the Blackheath train station, about a 2hr train trip from Sydney central. Blackheath is the perfect base to explore the blue mountains. If you're a rock climber or bushwalker, this is the perfect place to stay a while.

  • A little more information

    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

    20hrs per week

Host ref number: 486484468893