Enjoy the beautiful Blue Mountains National Park while giving us a hand in maintaining our home, the separate studio (for you!) and the natural, relaxing, beautiful 2 acres of land they are on.
Our home is within 10 minutes easy walk of Springwood train station. We are about 80 minutes by train from Sydney Central station and 40 mins from Katoomba. Our carport has plenty of parking space if you are coming by car.
Bushwalking and bike trails are within walking distance, as is our our little town. There you will find plenty of coffee shops, restaurants, ATMs and a supermarket.
We are a young family of 5 - Myself (Izabela) my husband (Stuart) and 3 daughters aged 9, 11 and 14. Overall the household is busy, with both Stuart and I travelling into Sydney to work at our own health care practice throughout the week, and the girls with school and after school activities. Between the 3, they play the violin, piano, flute and French horn. They also play field hockey, touch football, run and swim depending on the season. When possible we try to get out on a family mountain bike ride, or hop into the backyard pool. Stuart enjoys long distance running, darts and craft beer. I prefer a bushwalk and a cup of tea while reading a good book on the verandah.
We have 2 dogs - a miniature schnauzer and a wheaten terrier. Both ar initially protective and wary, but very friendly once they get to know you.
We are a smoke free household. It will not be possible for you to smoke on the property. If you are a smoker we kindly ask you to not apply and find an alternate host.
Help in the house
Experience family life in the Blue Mountians while being able to enjoy the peace of your own seperate studio as needed. Share your skills and passions with us and we would love to share ours along with the beautiful place we live in.
Gardening, raking and weeding garden and bush areas around the property,
Light landscaping work.
Cleaning out ground and roof drainage gutters,
Cleaning windows internally and externally,
Light household chores,
Musical tuition in piano, violin, french horn or the flute.
We alternate using the studio between family and friends staying, Workaway and guests. We have been renovating it over the last 2 months, with new flooring, kitchenette and some furniture. Depending on the timing of your stay one of your jobs may be to put together flat pack furniture, clean/organise kitchenette etc.
A two room space, with one bedroom (containing a double bed, and a single bed), a living room (containing a queen size fold out sofa) and its own kitchenette (in the living room) and ensuite bathroom. It is very well suited to a couple, or a group of up to 4 friends travelling together. We can provide a single roll away bed if workawayers are travelling together but require seperate beds.
The list of activities in the Blue Mountains is extensive and would be completely dependent on your interests! This is even more applicable to the Sydney region as a whole.
We can help you find suitable things to do if you need any assistance :)
We are a smoke free household. As parents we are also respectful of the negative experience intoxicated behaviour in adults creates for children. As our home is generally full of children we ask you to be respectful of our request to refrain from such activity.
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, flexible as to the exact timing. You can complete tasks throughout the weekdays while we are at work/ school, or we can hit it all on the weekends together.