We are a couple living in a large family home in Warnbro, a suburb of Rockingham, about 45 minutes south of Perth CBD. We are located a few minutes from Warnbro Beach and close to the popular Secret Harbour surfing beach. Mum (Lynne) works in Perth for the public service and Dad (Nat) is retired and busy taking care of things on the Homefront. Our son Purri and wife Steph have three children live nearby in Golden Bay. They have a pretty full on life with a Coffee roaster and combi van; not to mention a love of surfing and kite surfing.
Our youngest son Isaac and wife Kelsey also live in Golden Bay. They have enjoyed workaway experiences in Europe and Japan and now also host workaways. We have welcomed travellers from Switzerland, France and Germany into our home.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Some of the childcare will involve playing with the children at the coffee van while their Mum and Dad serve coffee. This is a great place to meet and network with the local community. Our lifestyle revolves around family, beach and casual Aussie lifestyle. This hosting would be great for guests interested in surfing, beaches, and family gatherings. There is easy access to Perth City and local tourist attractions. Guests would learn about the coffee culture in Perth - where beans come from and how they are roasted.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Basically, we enjoy meeting travellers and sharing our busy, sometimes hectic lifestyle. Our ideal guests are flexible and able to help with a range of tasks. There may be a building / painting project happening; otherwise there is help with grandchildren; gardening and walking our border collies. There are opportunities to learn about coffee roasting and enjoy meeting a range of people who love gathering around the orange coffee van.
We have a large home; and love to welcome travelers from all around the world. The room has a queen bed, access to a desk, Wi-Fi and fairly separate living area used only occasionally by family and guests. We offer full board with family dinners during the week and other times let us know what you enjoy eating. We stock the food and you take care of your breakfast lunch and weekend cooking; you are always welcome to play in our kitchen and of course all the facilities of the home are available for you to use and enjoy.
We are close to public transport for trips to Perth. We are open to either single or couple travelers and would offer initially a stay of two weeks with longer term considered.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week