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Up dated 25 July 2021 .....
Looking for help now! ..
There are some fun jobs, along with mowing the front lawn and weeding ..... Feeding the wild birds, feeding the chickens and cleaning out the chicken pen and the netting, painting the back laundry door, I'd like to get a stand up vegetable garden going so that too would need some "building", lots of small jobs that would take you less than an hour but take us 2 hours, maybe some cleaning and tidying up ... I have a cleaner but they just tend to do the bathrooms, floors and general dusting, so windows and my china cabinet quite regularly get missed.
We are a mature couple (think Grandma & Grandpa) that would like some help mostly in the garden. You would probably do about 4 or 5 hours in the morning and then have the afternoon to explore, just chill out in your room or even give the trampoline a workout :-)
However, maybe if the weather is good, and you are going to work in the garden maybe you could work longer, then maybe only work a couple of hours the next day. Our hours are flexible and not the same every day. If however you have been working really hard for 3 hours we will quite regularly say .. ok, that's enough ... Go, have an early lunch, or go spend the rest of the day at the beach .....
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 same sex 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 STRICT VEGETARIANS THIS MAY NOT BE A PLEASANT EXPERIENCE IN 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, although during Covid some have stayed up to 6 weeks, so we are flexible ... and if you find a paid job whilst with us, that is fine, whether it be in Hervey Bay or elsewhere. You need to have a good command of the English language 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 ... and just across the road is natural bush land with walking tracks through it.
Should you like a bit more info, please contact me.
In the mean time, enjoy and travel safe,
Marie & Graeme.
Please DO NOT REQUEST TO COME TO OUR HOME IF YOU ARE VEGAN.
DIY and building projects
Help around 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
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
July 2021, we've just had our first workaway with their own caravan, and because of our large back garden it worked well, but in saying that we have had personal friends stay in tents and camper trailers.
4or 5 hours a day, 5 days a week, but than also vary as stated above.
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