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Need men to help move furiture!
I am a musician, artist and live in a beautiful federation home in the Blue Mountains with my 23 yr old, a friend and adorable pets. Our home is located in Katoomba 2 blocks from town and 2 blocks from the national park. I am currently getting my home back in order after some flood damage. Repair work is finished but the house is still upside down with some painting and sanding needed and furniture moving. There is always general farm maintenance. I am also working on taming my garden a little.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesGardeningDIY and building projectsFarmstay helpCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelp around the houseGeneral Maintenance
UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
It's Autumn here at the moment and my garden is glorious. We are a very happy household and have adorable pets. I am a good gardener and painter but finding it harder to do on my own so I can skill people up in those two areas. We live in a beautiful old federation home set in beautiful grounds with an orchard, chooks and pets. I live with my daughter and another friend. I am a musician and artist so always welcome musicians to jam and artists who want to make an artistic imprint on my home. I am also an awesome vegetarian cook so can pass on some great recipes. I do not cook meat. Not all my meals are vegan especially as I have happy chooks so use the eggs, however, I can steer meals that way if I know in advance. There is no smoking on the property.
Katoomba is home to the 3 sisters (echo point) the no. 1 attraction in NSW. We are about a 15-20 min walk from the 3 sisters we are also close to the National park entrance and the town centre (famous for good coffee and known as the slow food capital of Australia -not that you'll need that as I am a good slow food cook too). There are many good op shops and other interesting shops in Katoomba and nearby Leura. There are a number of top rate bush walks very close to us. I have basic maps. There is free live music 2-3 nights a week in Katoomba. Also my garden is a beautiful place to walk in.
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Painter, gardener, stonemason and general helpers required in exchange for accommodation and vegetarian food in the beautiful Blue Mountains, NSW. I need help finishing off some simple panelling in 2 rooms downstairs. Also fixing some rickety stone steps in the garden and taming a few vines and putting in veggies in the garden. There is also a retaining wall needs supporting and some paving redone. A small amount of brickwork is also needed. There is also some painting required. There is always work maintaining the house and garden.
I have accommodation for 2 in a queen bed in the house. Sometimes I can accommodate 2-3 more in another room with a queen bed and single mattress. The queen beds are very comfortable. I also have a 4 berth caravan but work s needed on that. Not as comfortable as the house but better than camping if I have a few people staying at once. In the past when I had a few people stay we had some real fun times.
What else ...
It is best to email me / message me through this page as I am not always by the phone. If you leave a phone message, please make your number very clear and be prepared to accept a call from a public phone booth as returning mobile calls is tricky from home.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Space for parking camper vans
This host can provide space for campervans.
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
4 hours per day with 2 days off after 5 days.