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Waterfront location on Lamb Island in Moreton Bay, Qld, Australia

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  • Last activity: 30/01/2023

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a fit and active couple in our 70s who have recently bought a home (2021) right by the water on Lamb Island in Moreton Bay, 30km from Brisbane.

    Over the next two years we will renovate and paint the home, install new kitchen and two bathrooms. Graham has some woodworking skill but needs help during that time with various tasks and we are willing to give you a comfortable bed, good food and company and access to bathroom and washing machine in exchange for 4 hours help per day, 5 days per week. Our preference is for a single person or couple who have some skills or experience in renovating. An electrician, plumber or carpenter would be particularly welcome. In fact if you have these skills and want to work more, we can pay for extra hours worked. Duration can be for a minimum of one week but more normally two to six weeks.

    We have hosted over 100 Helpers from 2012 to 2020 in our last home and have enjoyed their company and always had good reviews from them.We are sure you will be safe and happy with us and give you help with your travel plans, buying a vehicle etc. Feel free to ask any questions.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are an energetic couple who love reading and the house is full of books. We have a sailboat and we can offer a day out sailing. We like sharing different cultures and we're looking for people who are easygoing, nature lovers and non-smoking.

  • Help

    Help

    We have several projects including renovating our home, also help in garden. We ask for average of 4 hours work per day [5 day week max]in exchange for good food and accommodation. From March 2022 we have a big renovation project on - painting sanding, basic carpentry - and we can additionally offer the possibility of 20 hours per week paid employment for people with electrical, building, carpentry, plastering or plumbing experience.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    Happy to help guests with language difficulties - help compose job applications, explain vehicle registration and other paperwork.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You have a private bedroom inside house with bathroom, wifi and clothes washing facilities.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Home has great views over the bay and has good access to fishing, crabbing, safe swimming and boating. There is a fast and regular ferry to the mainland that takes 20 minutes.There are also several other islands nearby that can be explored including North Stradbroke Island that has wonderful beaches and walks and lots of wildlife including koalas, kangaroos, turtles and dolphin and - from June to October - humpback whales. And we always take our HelpX guests for a sail in our sailboat,

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    There's a quiet place for you to work and we have good internet connection.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Plenty of space for any size camper.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 534683511237

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