I am a musician, artist and live in a beautiful federation home in the Blue Mountains with my 21 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 putting in accommodation for my 21 yr old downstairs, whose birthday is soon so keen to get the project finished. I am also working on taming my garden (a little, not too much).
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
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It's spring 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 3-4 nights a week in Katoomba. Also my garden is a beautiful place to walk in especially now in spring.
Carpenter/ builder, gardener, landscaper or stonemason required in exchange for accommodation and food in the beautiful Blue Mountains, NSW. I need help cladding a ceiling, putting in a structural beam, and finishing off some simple panelling in 2 rooms downstairs. Also fitting in a kitchen (it is all ready to go in), 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. 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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
4 hours per day with 2 days off after 5 days.