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Due to this Coronavirus out break, we are in a particularly vulnerable position due to our age and general health,
However, we appreciate you all need a refuge during this time, so we are still accepting guests. Our last guests have just left and they were with us for almost a month, before they found paid work on the Sunshine Coast.
We are a mature couple (think Grandma & Grandpa) that would like some help mostly in the garden. You would probably do about 3 or 4 hours in the morning and then have the afternoon to explore, just chill out in your room or even give the trampoline a workout :-)
In exchange you get your own room, ( with limited Wi-Fi, because we are an older couple we do NOT have un-limited Wi-Fi ) either a queen sized bed or 2 single beds. Couples and even 2 guys are great. A single guy would also be appreciated 😀 We usually expect you to get your own breakfast and lunch from our supplies (and, yes you can have homemade chocolate cake for breakfast. I promise I won't tell your mum 😀 ) whilst I cook the evening meal. I bake cakes and pies and occasionally bake my own bread.
We eat LOTS of meat, fish and eggs from our chickens and lots of butter and cheese. SO, VEGANS AND VEGETARIANS THIS WOULD NOT BE A PLEASANT EXPERIENCE IN OUR HOME ............ So, please DO NOT request to come to our home. My cakes have eggs and butter in them, my pasta has eggs in it, even my mashed potatoes have cream, butter and eggs in them, most of my vegetables are tossed in butter, I shallow fry vegetables in butter, and my mushrooms are sauteed in butter and cream. . . . I'm sure you get the picture .... I have been blunt I know, but I have tried to be delicate before and found Vegan people still requesting to stay with us .., Sorry for my rant .. 😁
Our house is about 10 minutes from the boat ramp to Fraser Island in Hervey Bay, about 3 and 1/2 hours drive from Brisbane and 1 and 1/2 hours drive from Bundaberg. About 5 minutes to the airport, 10 minutes to the town centre although there are shops within 5 minutes. The beaches are sandy and are about 10 mins away. There is over 7 kilometres of sandy beach in Hervey Bay.
Our backpackers generally stay between 3 and 10 days. You need to be reasonably fluent in English as my husband is a little hard of hearing. We also have a couple of dogs but none of them come in the house, so it would be nice if you were dog lovers.
We have lots of wild birds that come into our garden and you will see kangaroos just hopping down the road on the street that we live on ...
We also have a young German guy that has stayed with us before and has requested to return here should "the shit hit the fan" .... (Aussie saying) and he can no longer work in the hospitality industry. I have said yes to him.
Should you like a bit more info, please contact me.
In the mean time, enjoy and travel safe,
Marie & Graeme.
I reiterate .... Please DO NOT REQUEST TO COME TO OUR HOME IF YOU ARE VEGAN OR VEGETARIAN.
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
We offer a typical Australian life style ..... we have kangaroos quite regularly just outside the house even though we are less than 10 minutes into town.
We would like some help around the garden, general stuff like weeding and mowing the grass. My computer skills are not brilliant so you may be able to help me get rid of ads on f/book and simple things like that. Please see our intro
As advised you have a choice of a queen sized bed or 2 single beds, the bedrooms are directly opposite the bathroom.
Please read our intro ... if you do not have transport we can pick you up from the transit station here in Hervey Bay, or the Airport.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
3 or 4 hours a day at most, 5 days a week
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