Couple volunteers welcome to help in our garden, household cleaning and on some painting of our old timber home in Queensland, Australia

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  • Description


    We are a small family of 4, 2 adults and 2 teenagers (who are living away from home our daughter is at University and our son at boarding school) and we have a pet Labradoodle (dog). We live on acreage just a few mins from a popular tourist town - Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays.
    We are fun and easy going and have hosted backpackers before, whom we still keep in touch with.
    We have one spare room with a double bed, so best suited for a single traveller or a couple.
    There are lots of fun activities to do in our town such as, boating around the beautiful Whitsunday Islands, Scuba Diving/Snorkelling out at the Great Barrier Reef, bushwalking, Australian Wildlife Farm, Crocodile Tour and Platypus spotting at Eungella National Park.
    We would like someone to work 4 - 5 hours per day in exchange for 1 night accomodation plus 3 meals. If you would prefer to work 8 - 10 hours on one day to have the next day free to enjoy a tourist attraction, that also suits us.
    We prefer non smokers.
    Must have your own transport as we live 5 mins out of town.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a friendly Australian family, living a typical Australian lifestyle. My husband and I travelled together a lot before we married and were lucky enough to see many parts of the world. We loved living abroad and really enjoy meeting new people from different countries. We have hosted backpackers before and our kids too enjoy meeting people from other countries. We live in a popular tourist destination - The Whitsundays. We live on acreage, so have a big garden with native bush and are surrounded by Cane farms. We have plenty of native animals living around our house and often see Wallabies hopping around. We are 10 mins drive to Airlie Beach. We enjoy the outdoors and boating around the islands. Our two children are a daughter aged 17 and a son aged 15yrs.
    There are plenty of tourist attractions in our area including, the Great Barrier Reef for snorkelling/scuba diving, boat trips around our beautiful Whitsunday Islands, bushwalking, shopping, Australian Wildlife Farm, Platypus Spotting at Eungella National Park.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    We live in an old style home which we are renovating and are seeking help with a bit of cleaning around the house and gardening jobs.
    We would like 4-5 hours work per day in exchange for 1 night accomodation with 3 meals. If you would like to work 8-10 hours on one day to have the following day free to enjoy, that suits us well also.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Indonesian: Beginner
    Italian: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    We have one spare bedroom available with a double bed, so best suited for a couple or a single person. The bathroom is shared, we live in a very nice older style character home. The bedroom opens onto a private veranda with lovely garden views.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is plenty to do in your time off including; boat trips around the islands, skydiving, a visit to the Great Barrier Reef, bush walking, swimming at a beach or lagoon, shopping, bike riding, golf and much more.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have room to park a small camper-van.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 883761319553

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