For Runners, Hikers or Outdoor Enthusiasts! Adelaide to Flinders Ranges, Australia

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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less



  • Description


    This is for a special 'project'', so please read the first part carefully and disregard my general profile. And only reply if you think this sounds like fun!

    On 11 April I'll be driving to Blinman in the Flinders Ranges, where I will be starting a veeery long run/hike through the Flinders Ranges to Quorn. This is part of an event. There are Aid Stations along the way where runners 'çrew' can meet the runners and help with food & water, changing clothes and whatever may be needed so the runner doesn't have to spend too much time. I am so far preparing to go without crew, but then I thought for the right person it could be fun!

    Th run goes from Wednesday to Sunday, and I'll probably take the whole time. My crew would be driving my car between aid stations (so light 4WD experience is necessary), wait a lot, volunteer around the aid stations, help when I get through, pack up and drive to the next one after! There would be plenty of time for your own running or hiking or just relaxing in the outdoors.
    I have a room at Blinman the night before and a room in Quorn (the Finish) on Sunday, but in between it would be camping or sleeping in the car. I have all the gear, I will have supplies etc.

    There is a lot that would need to be chatted about, and it would really have to be the right fit for me to decide to take someone along, but why not try :)

    25yo+ (for car insurance purposes), able to drive a manual small 4WD (Nissan Xtrail))
    1 person only (no more room in the car, it will be full of gear)
    a runner or hiker or outdoor lover, someone who doesn't mind roughing it a bit
    willing to also volunteer at the event a bit
    Free from Monday 10th to Monday 17th when I/we return to Adelaide

    S if that sounds like an adventure you'd want to be part of, get in touch.


    Disregard anything below, I don't need a dogsitter until about mid-June again :)

    I am looking for someone to look after my dog from time to time, and also help me with some gardening. The rain makes everything grow out of control!

    I have a friendly female housemate still occupying the house with the potential sitter, please be aware of that.
    She might be away for the first half as well.
    I want my dog Zara to get maximum attention while I am away :)

    My housemate is an international student so used sharing with people, and it will definitely not feel like intruding, and you can feel completely at home.

    You would generally only be responsible of walking and feeding my dog every morning an evening, give her some company, and some easy gardening tasks like weeding. Easy Job!
    To clean up after yourself, contributing to keeping the house clean and leave the place as you found it shouldn't have to be mentioned.

    On really hot days I don't want Zara to be alone all day (so doors can be kept shut and aircon on, she doesn't cope so well anymore with the heat)

    It's a 3-bedroom house with 2 bathrooms, a beautiful deck with sea views and fruit trees in the garden. The grapefruit are apparently really good!

    Ideal for travellers wanting a bit of a rest.

    Walking trails and mtb trails start at the end of the street. The beach is a 6min drive away, shopping centre 4mins drive down the hill.

    Zara is a bit shy at first (especially with men), but loves cuddles and walks of course. She's generally an easygoing dog, just not too fond of loud noises. She is a very fit 14 year old!
    She has the run of the house, and will sleep in your room/bed if you let her. She doesn't like being locked out, so you have to be happy to have her near you, meaning the door should be open for her :)
    She is not used to kids, and due to her shy personality this is not suited for anyone with children to stay I am afraid.

    2 years ago I had a couple staying with me, and they ended up staying for almost 3 months.
    My most recent worker stayed for a couple of months also.
    So a longer stay 'may' be possible if it's a good fit with my housemate and I (when I'm back). An earlier start from around 18Jan could be possible as my housemate will be away then.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care
    Help around the house
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I'm originally from Germany, have been a host on other sites for many years. I can give many tips for travel around South Australia, help with planning and so on.
    If you like cycling or trail running, I could show you the trails and backcountry roads around here.

  • Help


    As it's not much to do (probably won't add up to more than 2-3 hours a day), I will not provide meals (I also don't want to buy things that then may go off etc, as I don't cook very often during the week. But I will supply essentials that should cover a art of your stay.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

    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


    Own bedroom with a double bed and built in wardrobe . The house is on top of a hill with a great deck with sea views. The trails are just out the back. There's a bus stop a 5min walk away that takes you directly to a big shopping centre and interchange. But it's certainly easier if you have a vehicle. You would only be sharing the bathroom with my housemate or use my small ensuite.
    For dogsitting while I am away, you get to use my bedroom with said ensuite bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The beach is only a 6min drive away.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    I have a desk setup with 2 big monitors - may be shared with my housemate.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 2-3 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 939617567956


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