Hi, this is Xavier and Trudy. We are a married couple in our 50s and we have found our little bit of paradise 450 metres up from the Sunshine Coast. It is always 4 degrees cooler than "down the hill" so summers are really pleasant and winter, fresh and invigorating. Trudy works in a university during the week in Brisbane and Xavier works locally as a handyman.
We live in Witta, rural suburbia, 10 mins west of Maleny on the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Maleny is a tourist town with great cafes, bookshops and loads of festivals. 40mins to beaches, 30 mins to Conondale & Kondalilla National Parks.
We have a very large veggie garden, chickens and a very young orchard.
Trudy has travelled a lot and has lived with lots of people from Japan, Korea, Europe, Turkey and Mexico. Xavier was collected in the Netherlands and started his adventure in Australia from 2011. We enjoy meeting new people and also like having some privacy. So we would prefer guests who are independent and can work unsupervised at times.
We are looking for assistance with the orchard and painting and cladding some of the house. Carpentry or painting skills would be a bonus. We need someone for 4-6 wks and work 4 hours a day or 20 hours a week for accommodation and food.
Accommodation is "Harriet" a cool retro van situated at the side of the block with access to a new bathroom and laundry. Own transport is recommended.
DIY and building projects
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We are looking for peopel who have some painting and carpentry skills. Gardening skills are also helpful but not essential.
Retro caravan, "Harriet" private with anex
10 mins west of Maleny on the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Maleny is a tourist town with great cafes, bookshops and loads of festivals. 40mins to beaches, 30 mins to Conondale & Kondalilla National Parks
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week