Experience both worlds in our urban permaculture home in Brisbane, Australia



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  • Description


    We have an suburban permaculture house and property in Brisbane, Australia with a separate living area downstairs for guest accomodation. We are a married couple in our 50’s with 19 year old daughter and we live upstairs. There’s an art room and counselling clinic downstairs as well as guests own bathroom and toilet. There is also a shared laundry downstairs. We work on our land to grow food for our family and have some community food production as well. You are welcome to eat the food in the gardens.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have had students from all over the world live with us for over 20 years now and we still keep in touch with them all.

    We are friendly and caring and will help you any way we can. We can advise you all about Brisbane and you can learn a lot about self-sufficiency and sustainability while you are living here.

    We make our own bread, grow our own food and bake with foods from our garden as often as possible. We love cooking, reading, our dog (Archie), walking, philosophy, ancient civilisations and history, travelling, art, calligraphy, swimming, sailing, beaches, permaculture and much more!

    You are welcome to use our pool and any part of our home and garden while here and we consider this as your home away from home. We are happy to help you with learning english and any other parts of Australian culture you may be interested in. Christine works from home so is home and available most of the time.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    *Work in the garden and gardening
    *shifting dirt
    *producing more gardens
    *some light building activities such as helping build a fence
    *some cooking of dinner a couple of nights per week
    *help making compost
    *lay some paving stones on ground
    *digging in soil

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    French: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    You have your own bedroom with a queen bed, wardrobe, desk, couch, TV etc. and you have another room with a dining table and drawers and you can use both rooms if you want to. You also have a bathroom and a toilet and your own small kitchenette and fridge.

    You are welcome upstairs to be with us anytime you would like and you are welcome to eat together with us. We will cook your meal twice a week and we would like it if you could cook an evening meal for us twice a week too, but this is negotiable.

    The other three times we each look after our own meal needs but you can still eat with us upstairs if you prefer.

    We have a swimming pool you can use and a beautiful park a short walk away along the Brisbane River. We are close to the train station and 20 minutes by train to the city. We have parking on the road outside the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    With your time off you can go just about anywhere. We are a 5 minute walk to the train station at Sherwood which is 20 minutes to the city. It is a train ride of one hour to the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.

    You can walk to cafes, restaurants. We can help you will all aspects of public transport information and anytime we are going anywhere, you are welcome to get a ride with us or perhaps come out with us if you want to There is a lot to see in Brisbane.

    Our children enjoy rock climbing and bush walking/hiking and you’d be welcome to join them to see more of the Australian bush. We love to go sailing sometimes and we love the ocean and beaches.

  • 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

    10 hours per week

Host ref number: 925142891542