We are very fortunate to live 15km for the centre of Brisbane on a few acres with beautiful bush surrounds and Mount Coot-Tha at our doorstep. There are endless amazing walks and mountain biking tracks which are easily accessible. Public buses are just a 100m walk from our front entrance which take you into Brisbane city and return. There are 4 great kids (aged 9,11,13,15) that keep us busy and a blue heeler dog.
We are a busy and active family that love the outdoors and living in a beautiful part of the world. As a family we enjoy travelling, bike riding, lots of sport and the outdoors. We have spent a number of years living abroad and interstate.
Your accomodation would be in our home. The bedroom is downstairs where you have access to a bathroom that is shared with our two boys aged 13 and 11. There is a large living room right outside the bedroom which you are free to use. The kitchen and another living room are upstairs. There is also plenty of room to find a quiet spot in the garden to relax. We have a swimming pool which is perfect for the hot Brisbane days.
Our preference is a minimum 2 weeks stay. We are willing to host either an individual or couple. We are flexible with working hours giving our guests plenty of time to explore the neighbourhood and all that Brisbane has to offer. Beautiful Queensland beaches are only an hours drive away.
Key jobs include:
Helping maintain a large garden. Cutting back plants and trees, mowing lawn with a ride on and push mower, spraying weeds, tidying outdoor and garden areas, planting, weeding and cleaning,. It would be great if you were competent operating gardening tools such a whipper snipper, hedger, lawn mower and chainsaw.
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
This is a great opportunity to stay with a lovely Australian family and enjoy the best of both city and country life in Queensland. The location will suit people who are looking for a peaceful and relaxing country experience whilst still being in close proximity to the city and all it has to offer such as libraries, movies, restaurants. Regular public bus transport available just a 3-4 min walk away.
We have recently restored a very garden which continues to need to be maintained
General gardening includes cutting back and digging up/removing overgrown plants. Creating burn piles with the cuttings. Preparing areas around the house for lawn. Planting new plants. General clean up of the garden and yard area which includes Mowing, seeing, spraying weeds and mulching. Would be great if you were confident to use a hedge trimmer, whipper snipper and chain saw to assist with the maintenance.
Your accomodation would be in our home. The bedroom is downstairs where you have access to a bathroom that is shared with our two boys aged 13 and 11. There is a large living room right outside the bedroom which you are free to use. The kitchen and another living room are upstairs. You can access the downstairs area without coming through the front door. There is also plenty of room to find a quiet spot in the garden to relax. We have a swimming pool which is perfect for the hot Brisbane days.
Enjoy being part of an active Australian family, so much to see and experience in and around Brisbane with public transport at your doorstep. Just one hour from the Gold Coast and one and a half hours from the sunshine coast.
Experience Brisbane at its best, beautiful quiet days surrounded by the natural bush and wildlife with very easy access to the city. We have a local store/coffee shop also just 150m from the house and the nearest shopping centre is only 3km away. One of the very special aspects of this area is the access to Mount Coot-Tha national park.
From here it is also very easy to access SE Queensland and all it has to offer. Happy to assist with travel arrangements to do this.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We live on average and there is plenty of space to park a camper van.
5 hours per day, there will be some flexibility.