Looking for a Workawayer to join our family, to lend a hand simplifying our lives in Brisbane, Australia



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    Hello! My husband and I and our eight year old daughter are are looking for one helper to lend a hand simplifying our lives.

    Our daughter is a very bright, bubbly and cheeky little girl with an infectious personality. I work full time as well as studying part time, and my husband also works full time. We would love a hand with simple things around the house, but most importantly, be at home to keep our new groodle puppy company during the day while we are at work.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We would be happy for you to come along with us on our weekend adventures, be it hiking, sightseeing or general exploring. If there is something in particular you'd love to do, we're happy to see what we can make work!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    As per most stays, we would aim for around 20 hours per week maximum in exchange for your room and free run of the fridge and pantry. We are happy to buy any particular food items you may require to make your stay more comfortable. I am a vegetarian, so I don’t cook meat very often, but have no objection to you cooking what you like.

    Some of the tasks we would like our helpers to perform include:

    - Caring for our puppy during the day (no walking required, he is still too little)
    - Cooking meals
    - Washing laundry and loading/unloading dishwasher
    - Sweeping/mopping/general tidying
    - Grocery shopping, if required (i shop each week and happy to get any food you may want)

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We live in a secure house on the Southside of Brisbane in Underwood close to public transport and a small shopping centre. Helpers would have their own room with a Queen bed and access to their own bathroom. We also have wifi.
    You will have your own bedroom with a Queen bed, and your own main bathroom. Happy for you to use whatever food is around for meals, and we are happy to purchase any particular food you'd like, within reason of course.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have done some help exchanges ourselves in 2012 in North America so we are offering this stay as a way of returning the favour on behalf of the wonderful hosts we met along the way. As far as work hours are concerned we are completely flexible as to how you manage your time and we certainly won’t be watching the clock.
    While we do work full-time, we are around in the evenings and on weekends, and like to be out and about. We'd love someone who's great with kids and animals, and preferably, a non-smoker.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 866563139423