Help with gardening, DIY and daily life at Great Mackerel Beach in Sydney, Australia

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 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Great Mackerel Beach is a magical place in Sydney. A small and peaceful community with lots of wildlife; expect to see wallabies and plenty of local birds. If you have seen the television series 'Home and Away' then you will recognise 'Summer Bay' across the water. A safe beach is only metres from the door. The view from the house is stunning as we look across to Barrenjoey Lighthouse and Palm Beach. We would prefer a helper or a couple that can stay for at least a week to help with establishing a veggie and flower garden, some light cleaning and general maintenance. Someone with experience working with stone or landscaping would be fabulous, there are so many projects, all with a view! We are flexible with the hours. You can enjoy time off exploring nature and the beach. We can offer swimming, fishing, bushwalking, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding (SUP).

    There is a newly-renovated self-contained 2 bedroom apartment (sometimes used for holiday rentals) with a brand new kitchen and bathroom for our Workawayers to have their own space and privacy. We are happy to share evening meals, with food for breakfast and lunches provided. There is a BBQ on the deck. There are no cars or shops at Mackerel, but there is nearby in Avalon. Enjoy time off with hiking, water sports, exploring Pittwater and the Northern Beaches of Sydney.

    Our small, friendly community has only 30 full time residents with more visiting on the weekends. It is very friendly and surrounded by Kuringai Chase National Park. Mackerel has mobile coverage and we have internet. We use rainwater. Public transport access is good with buses from Sydney City or Manly to the wharf at Palm Beach and an hourly ferry service during the day. We are located on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, approx 50km north of the Harbour Bridge. We are fully vaccinated against COVID.

  • 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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a well travelled couple in our early 60s. We enjoy the adventure of travel and like to meet interesting people that share that love. My husband Peter is an artist. We also spend time near the city in Erskineville, so a city escape for a cultural experience is also an option.

  • Help

    Help

    Gardening, spring cleaning, DIY projects, sharing meal preparation

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There is a newly-renovated self-contained 2 bedroom apartment (sometimes used for holiday rentals) with a brand new kitchen and bathroom so our Workawayers can have their own space and privacy. Its about 30m from the beach front and very peaceful.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    A safe beach is only metres from the door. You can enjoy time off exploring nature and the beach. We can offer swimming, fishing, bushwalking, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding (SUP). If you have seen the television series 'Home and Away' then you will recognise 'Summer Bay' across the water.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


Host ref number: 545272972346