Come and enjoy dogs & homelife in North West Sydney, Australia



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 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

  • Description


    Helping us is all about loving dogs & doing a few things around the house.

    British mother/son who have lived long-term in Asia/Singapore, now on a new adventure in Sydney!

    Ben is nearly 15, & we have been Homeschooling/unschooling he was 7 - he loves interesting conversations about history, philosophy, geography & psychology. He manages this himself now. He plays a lot of cricket, & knows his way around a skatepark.

    3 dogs, all rescues need daily trips to the nearby dog park.

    No project, just family life... it's all about being flexible :+)

    A longer term arrangement would be preferred.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    *We are on the edge of Sydney which means a lot of parks & trees. It's 40 minutes into central Sydney on a bus & 15 minute walk to the new metro train (Showground/Castle Hill) - spend time, perhaps if you're looking for a job/to save some $, live rent-free in exchange for a few hours a day
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  • Help


    ~dog experience a MUST, & NO fear of medium-size, energetic DOGS

    ~housework, gardening (light weeding, mowing)

    First of all, I LOVE WorkAway - we have been hosts for years now, however I must admit that WorkAway has got progressively harder as people have jumped on board... there are too many freeloaders & some very bad experiences which has lead me to stay away from WorkAway this last year :+(

    SO I just want it to be clear that we do NEED your help and ENJOY your company - Helping means concerning yourself with what I've asked you to do in the way I ask. I like to meet people however it's not ABOUT meeting people, for me it's about GETTING THINGS DONE, and we can have FUN doing it :+)

    We have had some WONDERFUL WORKAWAYERS, & we would love MORE - we can Work & be Friends; however if you don't get things done, being a lovely person just isn't enough :+(

    We are on the edge of Sydney which means a lot of parks & trees. It's 40 minutes into central Sydney on a bus & 15 minute walk to the new metro train (Showground/Castle Hill). If you like the quiet life with animal love & affection, if you want peace to study, think and write, you will be happy here :+)

    Please note that I don't cook for you - I buy food & you make yourself something.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    Italian: Intermediate
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Single bedroom; 3-bed house with outdoor pool, Castle Hill, North West Sydney

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    *️️️️️Slower pace of life close to the country
    *️️️️️I work in the City there are many express busses to all parts of Sydney & we are close to the new Metro network

  • 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

    You'll have your own room plus plenty of other discrete spaces around the house to work. Fast wifi 24/7, & normally the house is pretty quiet :+) I also work from home, so a dog-loving digital nomad would be ideal!

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    A friendly dog that gets on with the 'pack' would be possible

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week (Max. 25 hours/week)

Feeling the freedom, Vietnam 2018

Host ref number: 681612683352