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PLEASE READ THE WHOLE PROFILE AND UNDERSTAND ALL PRIOR TO EMAILING ME, THANK YOU.
Hello beautiful people!
We welcome you to be a part of our family. We live in the city of Geelong, one hour from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. A great place to live.
We are a small but loving family, just my son and I. I, Sandy, am a 56 year old lady, and my son Jae'won is 14.
We are a laid back,relaxed family.
We are a Home Schooling family.
We look forward to hosting those that that treat the 'workaway' experience as we our self's do.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
We would welcome you as part of our family.
We would teach you what it would be like to live in our country being a single home schooling mum.
We would be happy to teach you our language.
We would love to teach you how to prepare and, our recipes for Australian meals.
We would love to show you around and travel if and when finances allow.
And we can show you how to cook a BBQ.
The sky is our limit if we can work together and communicate our needs to each other.
PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND PRIOR TO EMAIL ME, THANK YOU.
As a 'workaway; family, we welcome guests from all around the world, we love what a cultural exchange brings, as you should also.
We host those that wish to explore the area we live, enjoying the tourism offered both here and the surrounding areas.
Currently we are only hosting 'workaways' for up to 5 days. After a period of 3 days staying with us this can be negotiated if required..
We also prefer short notice, as we have no idea what we are doing as a family in life far in advance.
The exchange offered is 4 hours help from you for each day you stay, and for us providing you also for that set out below.
- We provide a large bedroom in our home for your exclusive use. ( If you come as a couple, friends, or family it is shared between you). It has a double bed, one single bed and a desk. See pictured.
- Food ingredients for breakfast and dinner as supplied, pantry items included, and any dinners left over may be used for lunch if needed.You are responsible to make your own breakfast with breakfast items supplied.
- We supply all bedding required.
-Towels and soap.
- Unlimited internet.
- Shared bathroom.
- Shared huge backyard.
- Use of bikes, beach needs, musical instruments, books, board games etc.
- TV in bedroom.
- Nintendo 64 with a variety of games to play.
- Google assistant in lounge room, for questions , music , etc.
- We will include you in all outings, or can come with you anywhere you wish to go if I am available.
Currently required as of Feb 2020 -
- 1 !/2 hours cooking dinner, wash, drying, and putting away dishes daily.
- 1 per day hour doing house hold duties, eg: vacuuming, cleaning bathroom, moping floors, washing down walls and ceiling, washing windows etc.
- 1 1/2 hours daily doing gardening which may included, weeding, potting, mowing, edges, paths.
Ladder work and hard Manuel labour is required for some jobs. EG, Washing down the walls, ceilings,hanging curtain rods, and cleaning light fixtures is top priority at the moment that requires ladder work. as is some digging out/ and re-potting of some bamboo which is hard work. I need this help so I can concentrate on personal jobs that only I can do to keep on top of things. Experience with electrical tools is best, EG Whippers sniper Power drill, and Jet spray cleaner, .
All jobs require attention to detail.
We are flexible with everything, as long as the exchange agreement is carried out daily.
Things you need to know -
Any of the above hours can be swapped with educational tutoring my son , as we are a home schooling family, or teaching him whatever skills you have. Let me know if this interests you.
Our family are night owls, so you need to be prepared for that if you are early to bed person/s, as we don't tip toe around in our own home.
We are late rises. If you wish to complete your exchange early when we are sleeping that will not effect us in any way, and you are welcome to do so.
Smokers are welcome, but please smoke outside. The hostess is a smoker also so please do not apply to stay here if that bothers you.
Alcohol consummation is fine as long as it has no negative impact on the host family.
No drugs allowed, police will be called immediately if so.
We have in the past found it difficult to cater for those with dietary requirements that differ to our families, so therefor we are only able to host those that eat everything including meat.
All costs incurred for yourself outside the family home are your own responsibility. EG, I f you choose to eat out with us, have drinks, go camping, day trip entry fees etc are your own responsibility, but of course you can choose whether to participate in these or not, and the standard agreement stands if not..
I request also prior to your stay that we chat via 'whatapp' video chat to ensure that we are suitable hosts for you, as you are for us.
I also request what no reviews are written regardless of how much you love your stay with us. I understand the current want to review airbnbs, restaurants etc, However this is my family, and home you are staying at, so please do not leave reviews if you wish to stay with us :} ( That is why we have none after all the years we have been hosting international guests).
We have had so much fun, and shared memorable experiences with those that have stayed with us, and have made life time friends.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are looking for a hostess, but please understand we do not always have availability for the dates you request ( don't forget to include them when you contact me, thanks)
For those with cars - Given our location, only on street parking is available, for 2 hours periods at a time outside our home between 9 - 5.30pm, so that would need to be taken into consideration also if you are travelling with a car.
This experience should enhance both parties life :) and be a cultural experience.
We would provide you a large bedroom solely for your own use. A bed, all sheets and blankets, towels etc. Which should be left as it was when you arrived.
The bathroom and toilet are shared with us, as is the kitchen and lounge room which of course you are welcome to use as you would if this was your home. Being an older style weather board 3 bedroom home, it can be cold in winter and hot in summer and you should be made aware of this. We use extra blankets in winter to keep us warm and have cold showers or swim at the local beach or free swimming pool within walking distance from us to keep us cool in Summer .
We only use the heater and fans sparingly to keep household costs down, we do not have air con or whole house heating. What we use should only be enjoyed when our family use them.
There is also the option to sleep in a tent in the back yard sometimes if you preferred, or wanted the experience :)
You will love it here, we are a walk to everything ! Public transport, beaches, pools, botanic gardens, open play space, parks, hospitals, restaurants,everything you would need is on your door step.
We are, the gateway also to the world famous Great ocean rd, and the not so famous, but beautiful never the less Bellarine Peninsular. And only 1 hour to Melbourne.
We are more than happy to share with you all there is to see and do in our great city ,during your time spent with us.
We provide breakfast and dinner ingredients.
Breakfast ingredients are a choice of cereals/oats/muesli, Depending what we have available at the time of your stay. Full cream milk. Coffee and tea selection.
We provide dinner ingredients being a choice of whatever meats, poultry, or fish we have individually packed in the freezer at the time of your stay. Plus either rice or pasta, and a couple of options of vegies/ and or salad ingredients, either fresh, frozen or tinned, again depending on what is available at the time of your stay.
You are welcome to use our pantry selection of sauces and condiments also :)
Herbs, fruit and vegs may be available in our garden depending on time of year :)
I am happy to assist you with any information as to places to see and where to go while you are with us, or as I stated prior, come with you, if our finances permit.
Come experience Australia with us.
If sunset walks along the beach, picnics in the park, exploring rock pools, body surfing the waves at the beach,camping in a tent, sleeping in, and staying up late sound like you? Then we would love to hear from you :)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
4 hours work for each day you require the exchange.