Learn about sustainability and make new friends in our small family run hostel in Hervey Bay, Australia



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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    We are a small family run hostel with a dog, cat, cockatiel, 2 kids and lots of travellers. We are set on 1 acre of tropical gardens in the middle of Hervey Bay and only a five minute walk to the beach, cafes and bars. Our 2020 project is to become carbon neutral by installing Solar, extensive recycling, compost and growing our own food. We'd love to have you here sharing with us and help us to make this dream possible. A minimal wage is offered for a 2 month or longer stay.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn about sustainability and what is required to operate a small accommodation business.
    We have young people from around the world staying with us so there are opportunities everyday to meet new people and also make new friends in our safe friendly environment.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help


    We require help everyday for 3-4 hours to tidy and clean around the property and help organise a few events in the evenings, eg BBQ, quiz night, Pasta night, pancake morning. A drivers licence is necessary as we do tranfer's to and from the bus stop. We will provide you with free rent, wifi, bikes, laundry and a small wage. We ask for a 2 month minimum stay with the option to stay longer if needed.
    If you can stay for at least 5 months and have receptionist skills we'd be interested in reading your resume. A face to face interview is required for this position. Singles and couples welcome to apply.

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    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    3 bedroom Queenslander sharing with other helpers or private room if travelling in pairs and space is availible.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We provide our helpers with free wifi, bikes, laundry and discounted tours. We have a beautiful safe beach for swimming and watersports. Hervey Bay is a laid back nature and wildlife lovers haven. Take time to visit Fraser Island, Lady Elliot Island and See Humpback whales between July and October.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours per day

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Host ref number: 878931633263