Help a busy family in the gorgeous Blue Mountains of NSW, Australia



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    We're an easy-going family of 5, living in the gorgeous Blue Mountains of NSW, Australia. Dad works full-time in the city and Mom has a business providing educational workshops and special events. Our b/g twins are 10 and we have a super awesome 14 year old boy.

    We love learning about other cultures and would be grateful for help with childcare and cooking and the renovation projects we have going on. If you want experience working with groups of kids and learning some engineering principles along the way, casual assistance with my workshops could be available.

    We have a small-ish house on a small acreage, surrounded by trees and native wildlife. You'd be living with us in our home, which is chaotic, noisy and fun. The younger kids require a fair amount of attention, but really just want to play and have fun. Our eldest is a reader and enjoys being intellectually challenged. We have two cats, who are very much a part of the family.

    A great location for someone who enjoys the outdoor life, rather than the nightlife and enjoys playing an active part in family life.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    General family life and new skills if willing to try their hand at a variety of projects

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Spending quality time with our kids would cover the majority of volunteer work, but we'd also want help with the cooking. If you are a keen gardener or handy person, there's always something that needs doing around the house, as we are currently renovating! School holidays are extremely busy times and during the days I'm working full time, as is my husband, so we need the kids entertained and fed and looked after . Weekends are your own to spend as you wish, although we are happy if you choose to spend them with us.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Double sized bedroom, with wireless internet. Sharing a bathroom with kids.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Lots of walking and outdoor activities relatively nearby. Biggest town is about 30 minutes away and there are bus stops close by that can take you to the local train station or town.

    Our only expectation of those we share our home with is that they don't add to the chaos :-)

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 845892776338