Looking for house sitting and general help as part of the family in the Lower Hunter Valley, Australia

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  • Last activity: 26 Apr 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    We're a 100 acre rural property in the Lower Hunter Valley about 90 mins north of Sydney. We have horses and have 2 kids (11 and 15), one cat and one dog. Its a fabulous rural area with very friendly locals. Lots of local wildlife around too. We're looking for extra pairs of hands to help for 10 days from 10th Oct to 21st Oct (roughly) including general household "stuff", possibly house sitting, cooking, helping with the children. Having your own car would be amazing. We can offer a relaxed stay with a lovely local area to explore.

    We don’t produce anything at all and are not a “farm or homestead” /business

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Here we're right in the middle of the Australian Bush despite being only 90 min from Sydney.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Looking for people who can potentially house sit while we travel and also join in with all our daily tasks including gardening, maintenance around the property, helping with the horses if you'd like, being company for the kids, cooking some evening meals. And always have various projects happening so experience in the following areas is not required but would be very welcome: carpentry, building, horse training, cooking, looking after the kids. Short term workaway's will often work best with our timing - 1 week to 3 weeks is usually easier to organise for us!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have two bedrooms in a guest area with their own bathroom and living area which is separate to our main house. So we can take couples or two singles (we prefer to host two people at once). Its got aircon and fans and heating! And its own fridge, toaster, kettle. We also have a pool which is used every day in summer. Non-smokers only please.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are in quiet a rural area despite being so close to Sydney. If you have your own transport we are very close to the main Hunter Valley which has loads of things to do. Also close to central coast beaches. We are not on a public transport route.

  • 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

    ADSL internet with back up satellite and WIFI.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Rural property so loads of space to put vehicles.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 664311131457

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