Help a family with gardening in Busselton, Australia

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  • Last activity: 16/09/2022



 Min stay requested: 1 week or less



  • Description



    About us:
    We are a young active family. Justin and Claire, with our 2 children under 10 years old.

    We live in a 4 bedroom home.

    We are sociable and friendly, love meeting new people and finding out about other cultures and experiences. Our visitors join our home for their stay and can be involved in our meals and activities or be independent spending time freely.

    Your guest room:
    Our guests enjoy their own private caravan room in the garden. There are two double beds and small kitchen area, electricity and wifi.

    Toilet, laundry and shower are available in the house.

    Our Garden Tasks:
    * We need help to weed, build walls, weed, create veggie and flower borders, weed, build pathways, plant native and vegetable gardens.
    * You must be happy to be hands on with digging and practical - experience is a bonus
    * Must be able to work independently
    (as we work from home online - we will work on the garden only at weekends and evenings).

    Our area:
    We live in beautiful Busselton, in the South West of Western Australia. The beach is a short walk or cycle ride from our home. This is a vibrant beach town. Perfect for guests that want to enjoy the relaxed ocean Australian lifestyle.

    We are close to the stunning beaches and national parks of Margaret River and Dunsborough, and a 5 minute cycle ride to the iconic Busselton Jetty. Perth is our nearest major city, approximately 2 hours away.

    We can provide information on the local area, travel and things to do. We may be able to lend camping kit for your adventures.

    Coach travel is available from Perth to Busselton. We can collect from the coach station.

    We look forward to meeting you!
    Claire and family x

    Guests must enjoy the company of young, active, chatty children and a small dog.

    Let us know if you have any particular practical skills, for example:-

    * Video editing or other digital skills.
    * Building / trade skills (carpentry, landscaping, walls, fencing, etc)
    * Sport, music or language coaching

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Experience life in one of the most beautiful areas in Australia.

    A short walk to the Geographe Bay and Busselton Jetty, and a short journey to Margaret River and Dunsborough beaches and national parks.

    Enjoy local facilities: beach paths, shops, cafes, restaurants, skate parks, surfing, tennis courts and parks.

    Bus travel is limited.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Volunteer Exchange

    In exchange we ask for 6 hours each day, 4 days a week, carrying out practical tasks around the garden.
    The rest of the time is your own free time.

    We are flexible on times of days and days worked, but prefer an early start to each work day so that we can show you tasks before our work and school day starts.

    The majority of tasks needed are physical, practical tasks:-

    • Gardening; weeding, digging, installing new fences, planting, mowing, fence maintenance, digging and installing new posts, eco-gardening, construction of stone paths etc.

    • Housekeeping: organising cupboards, cleaning, tidying may be useful if this is preferred.

    Both parents work from home, so visitors must be able to get on with tasks without supervision. We can

    Please do tidy up after your tasks and put items away.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Please let us know about your practical experience, as most tasks are practical.
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Please help with meal preparation, cleaning (after you use the sink, shower, eat etc and general house tidying up alongside the family in addition to the practical tasks.
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Please be organised and ready to start tasks in the morning, so that we can explain tasks before we start our work and school drop off.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    Our family love learning Spanish or French. - are you a patient and a well organised tutor?!

  • Accommodation


    Garden caravan.

    With electricity, lockable door, wifi, beds, kettle and small lounge / kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Time off could be camping, surfing, cycling or reading on the beach.

  • 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

    We have fast speed wifi - that you can access at any time.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have lots of parking (including undercover if preferred) and electrics. - you can have your own part of the large garden.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    6 hours each day, 4 days a week

Host ref number: 982736429184

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