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**17 July 23 start for 6 months**!
What we need
Our offering is for a COUPLE to live in our house for free accommodation for 10 hours of help a week. We are very flexible and we are more than happy for the role to be done by one person or split between two! We prefer a 6-month commitment for stability for our boys. We need help to keep our house, cars & weeds in order (i.e. gardening/mowing/organising/housekeeping/cleaning/washing). In addition to this, we also need someone that can sometimes help with our kids logistics and date night babysitting.
Since the pandemic hit we transitioned from having a live-in Au Pair to having a live-in helper and it has worked really well for our family & our travelling family!
Over the years we have had 15 couples live with us, so we are very experienced at opening our home up! Our current live-in couple study online and also have some part-time work they do outside of our home. Our current couple depart in July 2023 and will have been with us for 6 months. We are looking for a couple that wants to start around the 17th July for a minimum of 6 months.
Any of our previous couples would be happy to provide you with information about their experience with us.
We prefer couples as we find the dynamic works more like housemates.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesGardeningDIY and building projectsBabysitting and creative playHelp around the houseGeneral Maintenance
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
Gain your very own Aussie family & see how we live downunder! We are busy parents that need a little more house support. Living with us will be a great insight into what life with kids is like. You'll also learn about what we do for fun & visit out favourite beaches. Nick loves to surf and is happy to teach you. We also have a paddle board. Fall in love with our large dog that is like a giant teddy bear.
Projects involving children
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Couples Only! Live In Help Exchange / Housekeeper / Cleaner / Au Pair / Nanny / Gardening / Mowing
We live in beautiful Brookfield (one of Brisbane’s top suburbs) on 2.5 leafy acres. We have a large old house (mostly renovated inside), which makes it easy to live with others (plus we like living with others)! We also back on to state forest that has heaps of walking & mountain biking trails. There is a bus stop & shop close walking distance from our house. Your accommodation is a room in our house. Your room has a queen-sized bed, built-in wardrobes and a TV, use of the bathroom is shared.
We have two lovely, respectful, funny, kind & energetic boys that are 7 & 9 that go to school walking distance from our house. The boys love swimming, soccer, tennis, their friends, anyone that lives with us & each other : ).
We also have a large inside dog (that is just like a large, moving teddy bear) so if you’d like to join our household, being a dog lover is required.
We are a busy family and an outdoorsy family and we are always happiest when we are at the beach. The boys in our family all love to surf & we all love a paddleboard.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
I work from home when not travelling to see clients so working from here is no problem. Your room is set up with a desk, TV, fan, built-in wardrobes and unlimited internet.
Space for parking camper vans
We live on 2.5 acres so there is plenty of parking available if you have a van or a car.
How many Workawayers can stay?
10 hours a week, days defined by your schedule