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Help with my home restoration project in West Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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  • Last activity: 24 Nov 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Hiya, I'm Ben.
    I'm having a gap year from my job to restore my beautiful old house in West Hobart and refocus my career. I'm passionate about social justice, renewable energy and climate advocacy. When I work, I'm a design engineer and work in renewable energy but I promise I'm a good communicator too. I love talking about science, decarbonisation, art and design, philosophy and fruit trees, amongst many other things. I prefer being around people who are passionate about life and what they're doing, whatever it is.

    It's a safe and inclusive house where people of all ages or LGBTQI are welcome.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    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 all love traveling and enjoy the cultural exchange it brings. My folks have been using workaway for ages and have met some lovely friends through the process so I thought I'd give it a go. Hobart is a delightful city with a beautiful natural environment. There's lots of art to see and mountains to climb, all of which I can help you with.
    Some of the things you may learn from your stay:
    The local arts scene.
    Hobart's history.
    Bushwalking and mountain trekking
    Carpentry, renovation, gardening

  • Help


    Depending on what your skills are, the work will be cleaning, painting, woodwork gardening and many other renovation projects as the house needs.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Guests will have their own secure private room with double bed and share a bathroom. There's access to cooking and washing gear too. There's also spare single beds and other rooms if there's two of you and you'd prefer some space.

    I like people to be fairly independent but eating together is nice sometimes. The house is being renovated so some things are not perfect but it's warm and welcoming.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    My home is about 20 mins walk to the city, down quite a steep hill. There are also some busses to get around, and sometimes I can drive you. Behind my house is a large bush reserve to walk with beautiful views out over the water.

    There's so much to do in Hobart, look it up! Markets, Mona, festivals, bushwalking.

  • 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

    There's good net access to and wifi. A desk can be organised if required.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Campervans can be parked on the street out the front next to mine.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    25 hours/ week, preferably over three days.

Host ref number: 642249111661