Please read the entire profile to ensure we are a good match for each other. We ideally seek a single female, non smoker who is dynamic, pro-active with solid English skills and who enjoys kids! At the moment I am looking for someone who can help me with some "spring" cleaning and organising. My husband will be away so i can do with another set of hands :)
We have a dynamic household and we engage in a lot of social community activities. We are Ideally looking for a someone who is willing to stay for about 3/4 weeks or longer :) We are looking for a win-win outcome and want you to feel a part of the family. To have you get used to our routine and family rituals. This includes trips to the beach and picnicks in the rainforest in your time off with us.
We live on a charming large home close to Surfers Paradise (Ashmore) (Gold Coast). Our large home has a salt water swimming pool and it is spacious and comfortable. You will have your own room with a queen sized bed, access to the internet and a bathroom with a bath. In your time off we have bicycles for you to use and there is easy access to busses so you can travel along the coast independently such as to the beaches, shops, nature reserves, cinema etc. We are also close to many famous Gold Coast theme parks and a mere 40 minutes from Byron Bay.
WHAT WE NEED:
We seek someone who is really GREAT with kids and is good with the household and childcare logistics. We are looking for big hearted and hands-on soul who enjoys the dynamic hustle and bustle of busy family who enjoys to help with the practical things around the house, garden and home based business. Someone who has a "get up and go" attitude and enjoys being silly with kids.
It would be IDEAL if you have strong experience with kids. Are you a youth camp leader, an Occupational Therapist, teacher or experienced nanny? That would be excellent. But all people who have experience or VERY natural with kids are welcome. Have you participated in school camps? Managed child activities? Do you come from a big and busy family? It is important though that you have experience with kids aged 7-12 yrs and that you are able to engage with them in creative fun filled ways. You will be sharing our home with us so we want to ensure you are family orientated. We also need people with a solid comprehension of English and who able to work independently.
In addition, are you someone who is able to assist me to manage logistics? Do you have a good attention to detail, are you responsible, diligent and pro-active? Ideally you have a drivers license also.
As a busy mum I can not micro manage tasks. We are looking for people who are able to work independently. The work load is about 4 hours per day. It is fairly straight forward work, helping out around the house. Dishes, washing, kids, cleaning up. Your day off will depend on what is happening. Days off tend to be during the week. we can recommend some amazing local activities which are easy to access.
After work activities, we all participate in the preparing of the dinner meal or cleaning up after. It would be amazing if you could share and prepare some of your native cuisine! If you are not an experienced cook but want to learn, Charles can teach you some of his secret recipes.
My husband Charles is from Papua New Guinea and I am from the Netherlands. We have both traveled extensively and love meeting interesting people. My husband is very passionate about alternative energy, aquaponics etc. He works as an environmental consultant and we have a home based office. I am a change management comms consultant and work part. We are interested in alternative energy, natural health and healing, sustainability and personal responsibility and growth. We would love it if you have similar interests.
Ps we have a cat, an independent one who is out most of the day.
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
Living in a home with a local can provide a different feel to your travels. We are happy to support you in which way you like and need on your journey ( both physically and spiritually). We feel that travelling is as much about exploring yourself as it is about exploring the physical world.
We have an extensive library of books and educational DVD. Both of us have travelled a lot so we know what it takes to live out of a bag and to meet plenty of strangers. We are happy to show you around and teach you a thing or two.
I can perhaps also help you fix up your resume, find you additional part time work, help you improve your skills in some way, expose you to new topics ....
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
PERSONALITY / CHARACTER REQUIREMENTS:
We love people who are pro active who go through life with a smile and open heart. We would like a non smoker. We would also like you to have a good attention to detail. Whether you are cleaning, painting or weeding, we would like you to take pride in your work and complete it diligently. If you have a great work ethic you will have no problems! We are also meat eaters so we are not suitable for vegetarians. It makes meal times too challenging for us. Sorry.
We enjoy the opportunity of cultural exchange. Mostly we feel very enriched by the people we have met so far and they by us.
We have hosted some of the most amazing helpers so far whom we now call friends and who will always have a place in our hearts. Because people are living in our home we want a win- win outcome. We will give it a one week trial to ensure we are all compatible and happy. We want people to feel part of our family!
LAST BUT NOT LEAST:
We would love for you to contact us if you are interested. Please let us know a little about yourself and why you would be interested to join us in our home. Oh and of course about your experience with kids. Please also specify your availability and how you will be getting to the coast. Please start your introduction with the code word "blue" then I know you have read my entire profile and are not spamming us :)) .
Us hosts can see how many emails a helper sends and how many characters so we know if you have spammed us and other hosts with a generic mass mail. We want people who are genuinely interested in OUR profile and what we stand for. Also those who have an attention to detail and can take instructions! :)
We have hosted some of the most amazing helpers so far whom we now call friends and who will always have a place in our hearts. Because people are living in our home we want a win- win outcome.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
4 hours per day, 6 days per week