Help with renovation projects and house chores around our family home in Victoria, Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi there,

    My name is Kellie and I have a 7 year son who lives with me part time (one week on, one week off).

    We have a cute house and a great veggie patch.

    I am teacher and teach Physical Education at our local Steiner School where my son also attends.

    I'm mostly vegetarian and LOVE eating good food. I'm open to people cooking meat outside on the fire if that is important to you. I love fresh, healthy, clean food. Eating local and reducing waste is important to me.

    I have I have a spare room with a futon bed and another room that we call the "do room" which we can also set up to have travelers come stay. There is also space for camper vans if you have your own.

    I've traveled loads and enjoy people but also value my own space. I'm friendly and kind and my kid is fun and funny. Quiet times in the evening are important. Occasionally will have a glass of wine but generally I'm not a drinker.

    I can offer accommodation and some food essentials. I'd be good to chat about the exchange so we are clear and its feels fair on both sides.

    I really need help with maintain the day to day like dishes, washing, sweeping floors, collecting kindling and chopping wood, cooking dinner, cleaning after breakfast and so on.

    I also have lots of things that I want to get done around the house including (but not limited to):
    -completing the build of a yurt
    - sanding and painting living room
    - a simple bathroom renovation (adding shelving and a bench top)
    - creating some more garden beds (for flowers and climbers)
    - rigging a shade sail
    - building a chicken coop
    - renovating the cubby house
    - cooking
    - cleaning
    - sorting
    - putting up (or building) a garden shed
    - making a deck for the yurt
    - moving furniture
    - creating a garden path
    - peeling wall paper and painting inside
    -building shelves

    Short and long terms stays available.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travelers would benefit from staying with me because the near by towns and nature are really beautiful.

    There are a lot of native bird and treesaround and the river is walking distance.

    I would hope working together would be fun and that there would also be enough space for the travelers to explore the area.

    I believe that we would have good chats and that people would feel welcome and, moat likely, leave with a friend after their experience.

    I am very open and have great insight into what's on and many other excellent connections around Victoria and all around Australia.

    Im a quiet person but enjoy people and I would hope to work along side travelers who come to stay when I can, I will be so grateful for the help.

    I can also be a good reference for future work.

  • Help

    Help

    I have lots of things that I want to get done around the house including (but not limited to):

    -completing the build of a yurt

    - sanding and painting living room

    - a simple bathroom renovation
    (adding shelving and a bench top)

    - creating some more garden beds (for flowers and climbers)

    - gardening

    - rigging a shade sail

    - building a chicken coop

    - renovating the cubby house

    - building a climbing frame and trapeze

    - cooking

    - cleaning

    - sorting

    - putting up (or building) a garden shed

    -building a deck for the yurt

    - moving furniture

    - creating a garden path

    - Practising Spanish or Italian or Swedish. Leaving a new language

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner
    Sami: Beginner
    Swedish: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private bedroom with a double bed or a private bedroom with a single bed.

    There is also room for camper vans if people need/want to park up.

    I am open to a full accommodation exchange and a part food exchange (dinner). I am open to discuss this.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is so much nature to discover around Castlemaine and Dayelsford which are nearby and easy drives. Ballarat and Bendigo aren't too far either.

    There's are buses that run daily from Newstead (where I live) into Castlemaine and there are regular trains to Melbourne and Bendigo from Castlemaine.

    The river is walking distance from my house as are a couple of local cafes. It's a small town but it's lovely.

  • A little more information

    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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    20 hours per week with food. 10 hours per week if you are providing you own food



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