Inner City Brisbane family looking for help with cleaning, painting and maintenance in Australia



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    We are a large family of 2 adults and 5 children ( 4-21 years old). Our 21 year old does not live at home with us. We run a small building and design company. If you are interested in Brisbane we live in a central area in Paddington - 3 km's to the city.

    We are currently renovating our home and it can be challenging environment but we live in a great neighbourhood next to parks, cafes and public transport. The house is on Fernberg Road Paddington.

    We are looking for a couple to help in particular with:
    - Planting
    - Timber framing and exterior walls
    - painting
    - cleaning
    - study support for children
    - cooking
    - child minding

    The following is a typical schedule depending on what type of work suits best:

    Weekdays, early morning starts (flexible timing 20 hrs per week)
    Working on our home renovation alongside my husband Steve or myself helping move items, tidy, house and yard clean, preparing for painting, undercoat painting, handiwork, fences, paving, carpentry, landscaping

    Weekdays (flexible timing 20 hrs per week):
    Prepare dinner and lunch for the next day, cleaning, laundry, help kids with their Spanish (or other school work), play with kids, walk dog

    We are able to provide a private bedroom room with double bed, wardrobe and small desk and renovated and clean shared bathroom.

    All food ingredients are included - vegan/ vegetarian only in our home.

    If you are thinking of Brisbane please get in touch.


  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are an interactive and social family and love helping and mentoring people. I am a Graduate Architect and Builder and my husband is a Builder and teacher. I am currently studying for my masters in Architecture. We love food, music, and keeping healthy. Some of our family is vegan and the others are not however we do not eat meat or fish in the home. We love sharing knowledge and our dining table. Our children are learning guitar, piano, art and Spanish and someone who has skills in any of these areas would be perfect. We are also renovating our home which will have a focus on community, multi-generational living and nature - including self sufficient food garden, natural swimming pool and solar energy

  • Help


    Renovation, cleaning, painting and maintenance assistance
    Help with cooking dinner, lunches for school, keeping house clean and helping kids with homework and music.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Private bedroom, shared bathroom

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are 2 min walk to parks cafes and public transportation. Safe area and 35 mins walk to city. Can see city and fireworks from street outside our home.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    maximum 20 hours per week

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