Our family is looking for an extra set of hands in Winmalee, Blue Mountains, Australia.



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  • Description


    We are a family of four living 75 minutes away from the centre of Sydney and 30 minutes from the iconic Three Sisters in the beautiful Blue Mountains, NSW. We enjoy bushwalking, camping, reading, cooking and eating, playing card games and picnics by the river! We have two dogs and love to laugh and have fun together

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We enjoy learning about other cultures and sharing ours! We love to show off our beautiful country, so someone who likes to explore would fit right in! You are welcome to use our second car (manual) if you want to go exploring. Our extended family has Irish, Canadian and American ties and makes for hilarious get togethers. We have family in other states of Australia too if you want to explore more of our great land!

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  • Help


    We are two school aged children, a high school teaching Father and shift-working nurse Mother. We have previously had au pairs, however as the children are growing we are needing different help - mostly just having someone in the house before school if the children need anything and when we're both at work (they can get themselves to school, just need a little help home from school for our youngest) and then of an afternoon having someone who can be home if both my husband and I are at work. Just looking for an extra set of hands when we are a bit stretched on our own. Some times are more busy than others!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a three bedroom house, with a separate, detached studio which has a bedroom, lounge room, bathroom and kitchenette. In exchange for helping us we would provide your food, internet, laundry facilities and of course accommodation. Within reason we are happy to provide specific groceries, but as we like to eat healthily, any confectionary would be your responsibility. We are non smokers.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have an abundance of beautiful bushwalking tracks to explore, there are many cafes/restaurants close by and the centre of Sydney is also a must see. We have easy access to public transport (buses and trains) and as mentioned before you are welcome to use the car (we just ask you to pay for your own fuel). There are two movie theatres close by and a large shopping centre. We have bikes you can use if you enjoy riding and the nearby swimming pool is fabulous in the warm weather. We enjoy spending time with each other. Having young children means our lives are busy (there is usually sport of some kind on during the weekend) and the children are also learning musical instruments. My shift working means sometimes I'm home during the week and sometimes I'm working weekends, but I usually know 4 weeks in advance. My husband works in the city so his days are long! We usually go to church on Sunday's and try to always make time for meals together!

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    2-4 hours per day, 4-5 days a week

Host ref number: 633191144895