Beautiful Big house near Cronulla Beach, Sydney South, Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    Come stay in a large house in a beautiful, leafy, quiet area

    near Cronulla ( 5 min drive = 20 min walk)

    which is a beautiful beach area.


    45 mins by train
    south of the centre of Sydney



    Solar panels, worm farm for composting, 4 rain water tanks and we grow a few herbs.

    We have a have 11 rabbits!! 5 are babies and 2 cats and a dog named Magic (All re-homed from elsewhere).

    I have an organic online shop.

    My father is retired Radiologist and my mother was a primary teacher from Boston.

    We lived in Saudi Arabia from 79-84 (and before that the USA) and have been in Sydney since.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You could learn about business, websites and music.


    My folks are old and getting tired of looking
    after everything and me having foot problems doesn't help.

    We have wild possums we feed - you can even pat one of them... I do. Cockatoos, Kookaburras and Rainbow Lorikeets.

    I like to be economical with when I go out driving sometime so if we can coordinate when I go I can drop you off at a train if you want to go into the city.

    My folks usually go out once a day or every other day to the shops so they can drop you at the train station too.
    Or you can walk or catch buses/trains/ or Ubers around.



    National parks nearby, beaches, great cafes.

    There is also a beautiful, huge shopping mall nearby with lots of great places to eat and a great movie theatres. ($22 for a ticket though!)

  • Help

    Help

    My own bedroom also needs painting.

    Graphic designers and Marketing help needed.

    Jobs for others:

    Outdoors:

    Gardening- tidying up, planting, pool cleaning, handy man type stuff, sweeping.


    Indoors:
    vacuuming, dusting, tidying, cleaning, decluttering, sweeping, mopping, window cleaning, help with preparing meals and cleaning up after.

    Currently we need help with cooking every night as my father who is the main chef hurt his shoulder. If you like to eat well and help cook or cook a meal yourself, of course we provide the food. Tony needs a break, Pollie sometimes cooks but they are both old and tired of doing chores. I don't cook because of my feet.


    Easy tasks:
    1 dog/2 Cats - need to be feed, bowls need to be cleaned

    to have clean water every day and cuddled.

    We do it but you could help!

    4 bunnies... ... clean water every day.
    We give them lots of things to eat and they are free range.



    All your food will be provided...My father loves to cook, I don't as I have chronic pain in my feet so try to stay off them as much as I can- I also get tired very easily and can't do much.. I need to have naps and I need a lot of help.

    Occasionally you might need to cook for yourself but I doubt it

    there is plenty of food in the cupboards and fridge
    and I have some prepackaged organic things in.

    All shampoos, laundry soap and soaps are organic which is provided in your private shower room- my mother is the opposite though and buys crappy commercial brands that use palm oil ( which if you don't know is destroying the habitat of wild animals like orangutans and elephants) even though I ask her not to because they are also often not cruelty free. (tested on animals)

    I've done workaway before and know how important it is to be able to see the area and have time off...because you are on holiday but also to do the things to keep the household happy... communication is key.. if you want to sleep in or have a nap... let us know... we can work around what works for your lifestyle.

    Workaway is better if its not like a job... I think it is better if it is flexible and people get enough rest but also do enough work to help out so we all feel happy.

    I look forward to meeting you!

    I love playing music with people and we have nice dinners in our beautiful lounge room... one couple made a different cocktail every night.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Pollie speaks Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a granny flat
    with your own single bed that has another single underneath which becomes a double
    tv, dvd player, wii,
    computer, shower room

    Shared toilet.

    No smoking.

    Lots of wine here.

    I don't drink but my folks do.

    I prefer to eat plant based/ gluten free/vegan/vegetarian but my folks eat everything... so I just go freegan while I live here.


    We have a piano, bunch of ukuleles, couple guitars, a mandolin and a merlin.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a big park nearby… you can walk down to the water.

    Cronulla beach is about 5 minutes away… I can drive you there if I am going or we want to do something together…. nice cafes, cinema, shopping and a beautiful beach.. massive. Big shopping mall in Miranda that is really nice too with great restaurants.

    The neighbours are happy to lend Kayakes.

    Lots of yoga studios around- you can join for a cheap price in packages.Like $22 for 11 days at the intuitive room.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Minimum 4 hours a day Max 5 hours, 5 days a week

Polly from Scotland did yoga every morning on the deck that Andrea built. She was a super hard worked and very warm person.
Rommy made delicious meals!
Another great lunch
This is me
Me, my business is cruelty free.
Pollie loves to do puzzles and crafts. My mother
This is part of the granny flat where you would sleep
Pippa, quite playful
I always need help decluttering my studio! Gets messy so quickly! You can play any of our instruments... guitar, piano, many ukuleles, madonlin and a merlin.
Our piano in the garage which is my little studio.
This is the garage that needs clearing out and I want to turn it into a yoga studio with a bed for workaways
Nila she's a bit shy with people she doesn't know
Tony, retired doctor, Pollie, retired Teacher. Nila, cat, speaks for itself.






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