Help our around our bungalow in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    **To Apply, tell us how you are a good fit for this opportunity** :)

    We are a friendly sharehouse of young professionals. We are looking for a couple to join us in our private bungalow for a minimum of 4 weeks, in exchange for help around the house and garden. We are open to longer stays if you have needed skills. You will enjoy staying with young Melbourne locals and seeing the results of improving our house and garden.

    You will work 20 hours a week each, in exchange for accommodation/board in the bungalow of our shared home, in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. We first experienced help exchange while travelling and enjoyed the cultural exchange, getting to know locals and helping out on interesting projects. We have been hosting in our home since 2019 and enjoy getting to know our helpers over dinner 3-5 nights a week. We will work together on projects around the property, looking at a range of projects and finding those that best fit your skills and interests.

    The kinds of tasks you may work on, based on your skills and comfort, may include:
    - Basic garden maintenance (pulling weeds, mowing, trimming back plants.)
    - Landscaping: Researching natives to plant, planning garden beds, building garden areas, etc.
    - Household repairs: fixing bits and pieces around the house, repairs involving basic tools and handy skills.
    - Painting internal or external of house - This is quite extensive and we would be open to a longer stay for a couple with professional painting experience.
    - Cooking meals, If agreeable we will provide groceries for 3-5 shared dinners each week, which you will prepare, some baking if you enjoy/are skilled!
    - Project management, helping arrange quotes for a few projects around the house, writing shopping lists for household projects, cleaning out shed, researching plants, etc.
    - Household cleaning and management, deep cleaning, and routine daily tasks, unloading dishwasher etc.
    - Using youtube to research projects, helping plan which plants etc, with guidance

    You will stay in our modern bungalow, In a private furnished room with Queen size bed, wardrobe space, private bathroom and kitchenette. This room has beautiful north light all day and lovely sun in the afternoon, you have a queen bed and couch, a private bathroom and a kitchenette. You will share access to the backyard, which we will be landscaping during your stay!



    We are just one block from local shops where we have a large supermarket, pharmacy, post office 30+ Shops. We are walking distance to several large shopping areas and major retailers.

    We are 40 minutes Public transport to Melbourne City, or 20 minutes drive (In light traffic!)

    We live in a fixer upper home in the suburbs, which we share with friends, over the years we have shared with long term housemates, AirBnb and Help exchange. We get along well with couples and like to get to know each other over meals and teamwork on projects.

    We are flexible around scheduling, and have lived with couples from NZ, US, UK, Germany, France, Canada, Czech, Italy; we are open to hosting new people. We have found Help Exchange to be a good experience for all involved. I enjoyed participating as a helper during my international travels and loved the experience, We enjoy hosting and meeting travellers.

    Please get in contact with any questions. We will arrange a whatsapp video call to discuss.

    *To let us know you have read the full add, please share what you like to eat for Breakfast :)*

  • 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 20-40 minutes from the City, in the Leafy Eastern suburbs of Melbourne.

    We are a share house and enjoy the chance to have a chat over dinner, we like to get to know our helpers and enjoy working on projects together.

    We are one street from the grocery store, and bus to Blackburn station. You will share our home and learn how local people your age are living.

    I have spent time travelling in Europe and South America. I have done some help exchange, the best memories are the people I got to know and spend time with. We hope to be a nice part of your memories of Australia :)

  • Help

    Help

    You will work 20 hours a week each, in exchange for accommodation/board in the bungalow of our shared home, in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. We have been hosting since 2019 and have enjoyed the cultural exchange, We get along well with couples and like to get to know each other over 3-5 meals a week and teamwork on projects.

    The kinds of tasks you may work on, based on your skills and comfort, may include:
    - Basic garden maintenance (pulling weeds, mowing, trimming back plants.)
    - Landscaping: Researching natives to plant, planning garden beds, building garden areas, etc.
    - Household repairs: fixing bits and pieces around the house, repairs involving basic tools and handy skills.
    - Painting internal or external of house - This is quite extensive and we would be open to a longer stay for a couple with professional painting experience.
    - Cooking meals, If agreeable we will provide groceries for 3-5 shared dinners each week, which you will prepare, some baking if you enjoy/are skilled!
    - Project management, helping arrange quotes for a few projects around the house, writing shopping lists for household projects, cleaning out shed, researching plants, etc.
    - Household cleaning and management, deep cleaning, and routine daily tasks, unloading dishwasher etc.
    - Using youtube to research projects, helping plan which plants etc, with guidance

    I am here to provide guidance, and need you to follow through and ask questions, watch you tube videos etc, We have lots of small jobs and like to do a walk through and discuss which best suit you, as well as identify projects requiring research.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will stay in our modern bungalow, In a private furnished room with Queen size bed, wardrobe space, private bathroom and kitchenette. This room has beautiful north light all day and lovely sun in the afternoon, you have a queen bed and couch, a private bathroom and a kitchenette. You will share access to the backyard, which we will be landscaping during your stay!

    You will have access to a mini fridge and freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle, and basic cutlery and crockery.

    We are just one block from local shops where we have a large supermarket, pharmacy, post office, Maccas, etc.

    We are 40 minutes Public transport to Melbourne City, or 20 minutes drive (In light traffic!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located near Blackburn Station and a quick 40 minutes to Flinders st station. We are easily accessible to eastern Melbourne and the city. We are easily accessible to the city and to the many sites to see in the east. We are one street from the bus and it is easy to get around.
    We are experienced workaway hosts and have had some great experiences, we want you to have a nice stay. We enjoy meeting new people and need some help around the house.

  • 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

    We have NBN internet (Best available in Australia.) Through Covid we had multiple adults working from home successfully.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week





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