On your way to the North West? Stop over for a few days in sunny Geraldton, Australia



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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.

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    Last minute update: We are looking for 1 or 2 people with experience in painting and rendering exterior walls. We are also looking for a carpenter. It is ok to contact us at the last minute

    We live in central Geraldton (near Northgate shopping centre), a windsurfing town 400 km north of Perth. We are a couple in our 50's but act much younger.
    We live a simple life and are very laid back. We are riders and enjoy combining motorcycle riding and travelling. We are learning to surf so if someone can teach us that would be great. Geraldton surf is best in winter so if you are a surfer it is the time to come up.
    We will be travelling soon (we hope) and we are packing up and doing maintenance works before we can go.
    We offer short term accommodation( around 5 nights). You’ll have your own room with a TV. You will have some privacy as your room (2 single beds with good quality mattresses) is on the first floor with some ocean views while we live on the ground floor. At night we’ll have dinner together. You are welcome to use our kitchen to prepare your own breakfast and lunch.
    In exchange we are asking for 3.5 hours of work per day.
    If you are travelling in a camper van or caravan, you can park in our driveway and hook to power, water and drain. We don’t have any space suitable for a tent.
    We can speak English, French, Italian and little Spanish and are happy to meet people from all around the world, especially from Spain and South America as we would love to practise Spanish!
    We live in the centre and enjoy nice sunset views over the HMAS Memorial and the ocean. Watching the sun go down while exchanging travelling stories and discussing different cultures and life adventures is a nice way to end the day!

    We are looking forward to meeting you.

    PS: Geraldton is a great place for vacation if you like the beach. Geraldton is also called “Suncity” as the weather is great all year round (although it is now winter and we are finally getting some well needed rain). The Abrolhos islands are situated off the Geraldton coast.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are very laid back and love to chat about our various experiences in life and travels and compare customs from various places. There is so much to learn from each other.

  • Help


    house maintenance and renovation {painting and rendering}. maybe cooking

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French, Italian, some Spanish

  • Accommodation


    You have your own room with a TV on the top floor of our house. This will give you privacy.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in a coastal town with great weather and ideal for windsurfing.
    The beach lifestyle is the main attraction. Geraldton is called "Suncity" as the weather is great all year round.
    Geraldton is the biggest town between Perth and Darwin.
    You can get to Geraldton by Transwa bus from Perth. Around 6 hours trip and $70 a ticket. There is limited local bus transport in town.
    We live right in town, 10 minutes walk from Coles or 2 minutes by car. You can see the ocean from our backyard and walk there in 20 minutes. The Abrolhos islands are off the Geraldton coast.

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    Hours expected

    3.5 hours a day

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