Home away from home with a family in Perth, Western Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    Project: Help around the family home.

    We are a family of five who are proud to call Perth our home.

    Perth is a beautiful city, we are only minutes away from the city centre with Kings Park, Matilda Bay on the banks of the Swan River and of course the stunning beaches nearby (Cottesloe, Swanbourne and City Beach).

    We are excellently serviced by public transport (200 metres away) and our location is central for University of WA, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, QEII Medical centre, Claremont Quarter shopping precinct and close to Northbridge, Perth, Subiaco, Cottesloe and Fremantle. You will also be able to use our bikes, kayaks and possibly even our camping equipment.

    We love to travel and in between travel we enjoy meeting and hosting travellers. We have realistic expectations and look forward to the rich and diverse cultural exchanges work away will provide us.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will experience living as a local, gain first hand knowledge of our area and lifestyle and the joy of living in Perth.

    We offer you the opportunity to stay with a family unit, to interact with all of us and to experience life from this perspective. We enjoy picnics, bbqs, swimming at the beach, and day trips exploring. We can share our language skills, and exchange stories. We love travelling, we love to host and be hosted, and are keen to hear your travel recommendations.

    We prefer a minimum one week stay with a view to extending with the right workawayers. This gives us both an opportunity to make sure we are a right fit. Please, if you feel this is something you can achieve and require more or less time, please apply and we can work on this!

  • Help

    Help

    During the week we may need assistance with some projects around the house, and help preparing meals.

    Saturday and Sunday off to allow you to work or travel and explore our wonderful city / countryside.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️We do have some flexibility, please ask and we will happily consider options*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️

    We need a responsible, self sufficient, friendly person who can help independently.


    Please include the following *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Bing is the best cat ever*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ in your message to us.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, some Japanese, a little Tagalog

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have your own double bed in a lockable bedroom, wifi, Netflix, desk, use of a PC or tablet and shared amenities. Linen provided. Your room has heating/ air conditioning.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ We have a cat (Bing) who lives outdoors but wanders through the house occasionally, and a few critters.*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️

    We want people who have a genuine desire to meet and experience a cultural exchange.

    We expect around 20 hours in return for board and meals on those days
    This is usually self serve breakfast, lunch and shared dinner. As we are an active family, we allow for flexibility - you can prepare your own meals or share ours. If you are keen on cooking or baking that's a wonderful way to contribute.

    We do expect assistance with meal preparation, clearing up dishes and any other tasks that you would normally do in your home.

    You can make use of our amenities, wifi, washing machine etc. please limit showers to five (5) minutes. Please tidy after yourself and do not bring guests home overnight. Smoking permitted outdoors only. Please come through quietly if you are out late.

    Public transport is excellent, buses into the city run every 5 minutes and to other locations 10/15 minutes. Shopping, movie theatre, sporting complex, restaurants, takeout, cafes, picnic /bbq areas, are all within walking distance. You will be able to use bikes, sporting and maybe even camping equipment also.

    We can give you recommendations on day trips, or longer sojourns across the state. There's always something to see and do, it's a matter of finding out what takes your fancy. We enjoy eating out so also happy to share our local secrets.

  • 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

    4 hours or as negotiated, 4-5 days a week

"After" photo of our garden and courtyard
Home sweet home
Your future host family
Lake Leschenaultia, camping ground around 45 minute drive from Perth. Stunning.
Cottesloe beach in the summer
Another "before" photo of the courtyard garden
A before photo of our garden, a project that our first few workawayers engaged in
Our youngest and the pet cat















Host ref number: 758544993183