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Come and help our family and join us when we go boating in Hervey Bay, Australia

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  • Last activity: 14 Apr 2024



 Min stay requested: 1 week or less



  • Description


    We are an agile mature couple with a sense of adventure and a love of travel, especially throughout SE Asia, well off the tourist trail! When we are not traveling we spend a lot of time boating/sailing around the beautiful waters of Hervey Bay. Both of us enjoy cooking, walking and caring for our pet dog, Paddy, he is a Kelpie. Currently we have two cats living with us as our daughter is traveling through Europe, backpacking and workawaying! We also have a family of two children in our home for a while, they are well behaved and polite.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    As a couple we are of English/German background. We are more than happy and able to assist with language and, weather permitting, would be delighted to show you around the pristine and beautiful waters of the Great Sandy Straits, Fraser Island and its amazing beaches.. Boating is an important part of our lives, we started out living on a sailing yacht in the Mediterranean, many years ago. We now have a live aboard motor vessel and a smaller sailing boat equipped with gear for spear fishing, snorkeling and fishing.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We are looking for help with light gardening/mulching/mowing/edging and household maintenance, mainly interior painting/cleaning and small jobs around the home.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Our home is a regular modern Australian low set house on a half acre about 20mins walk from Urangan beach, 10 mins to the botanical gardens and 30 mins to Urangan Pier. Guest accommodation is a comfortable room with double bed and shared bathroom. We have a pool and trampoline. Good food is important to us, we enjoy cooking, vegetarian options not a problem as I don't eat meat but Max does. You are more than welcome to help with cooking,sharing is learning.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are a pretty easy going couple, non-smokers, social drinkers. It is important for us that people feel at home in our home. There is public transport close by but we are in and around town daily and are more than happy to transport you. Hervey Bay is a quiet town but does have a very nice, and as long as you want, Esplanade walk from Urangan to Point Vernon. The beaches are beautiful, clean and quiet. Point Vernon and Eli Creek are beautiful at sunrise and sunset, Fraser Island really is a 'must see' with its white sands, pristine waters, perched lakes, solitude, flora, fauna and ecologically amazing creeks.

  • 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

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day

Host ref number: 946674623944

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