Help with gardening and house-sitting in Australia

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DISPONIBILIDAD

  2024 

 Estancia mínima:  Al menos una semana

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Detalles

  • Descripción

    Descripción

    I’m a professional artist, and have been doing this kind of work for the last 25 years, in one form or another. I paint in my home studio, in a larger studio in Newcastle, around the country and internationally on larger projects and at festivals.

    I moved to a slightly rustic, tiny house, in the hamlet of Dora Creek, on Lake Macquarie 5 years ago. It’s a wonderful area, rich with plenty of natural Bushland, national parks, beaches and great lifestyle possibilities, as well as a wonderful climate.
    I live here with my two rescue dogs, and am slowly working on making my little piece of paradise as sustainable as possible. I’ve done a lot of travelling and love meeting new people on their own adventures. I’m looking forward to the possibility of sharing my space and work with interesting humans from near and far.


    Apart from straight up ( usually last minute) house and dog sitting, when I’m away or working on projects, I am looking for help building, setting up and maintaining my garden, and improving the house so there’s more room to share the space with Interesting and adventurous people.
    When there are house sitting dates available ( see the top of this description for any upcoming dates) it would be best if people could arrive at least a few days early so there’s a few day’s for me to show you the ropes and introduce you to the dogs, show the best places to walk them and help you get settled in.

    Having shifted to a vegan diet more than 15 years ago, for compassionate and environmental reasons, I cook and make as much of my own and the dogs food at home as possible. I have catered and taught the pleasures and treasures of vegan cooking in the past, and love to share that knowledge still. Though I respect each individuals right to eat whatever they choose, my home is my sanctuary and I ask that all who stay with me maintain a cruelty free, vegan kitchen.

    My house is 10 minutes drive to Morriset, 40 to Newcastle, and 1.5 hours from Sydney. It’s also only 15 minutes walk to the station, for a more leisurely journey to enjoy the spectacular scenery of the central coast to either Newcastle or Sydney.
    There is also extensive bushland just minutes away, for riding or walking with the dogs.

    I have a bicycle, an e-bike and a stand up paddle board which working guests are welcome to use. There is a good space to park a van inside the gates and have easy access to the house too, if that’s useful.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos artísticos
    Práctica de idiomas
    Jardinería
    Construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    I’m happy to help with English language practice,.
    There is an abundance of natural beauty in the area and I enjoy taking guests out to experience and enjoy some of these special places.

    I’ve done a lot of travelling and love meeting new people on their own adventures. I’m looking forward to the possibility of sharing my space and work with interesting humans from near and far. I am keen to help teach vegan cooking and nutrition hacks, for home and travel, and also for sustainably feeding the dogs.
    There may be opportunities for experiential art tuition, gallery visits and local tours..

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    When it’s not just house and dog sitting, I would be looking for help with building, setting up and maintaining my small urban garden, with some general cleaning and maintenance work and for help with walking and caring for the dogs when I’m busy on large projects. There may be limited opportunity for help with some art projects depending on timing and location of project. It would be not more than 4 hours work in a day, some days as little as 1 or 2

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Alemán: Principiante
    Korean: Principiante

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    Este anfitrión ha indicado que está interesado en compartir su idioma o aprender otro.
    Ponte en contacto con él para obtener más información.

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    For house sitting periods the house could accomodate a family, otherwise a private room for a single or couple, with shared bathroom and kitchen.
    I’m happy to share cooking, and provide all the food in the vegan kitchen, though house sitters will have to arrange their own meals and fresh produce. As mentioned above I maintain a cruelty free, vegan kitchen in the house, and would ask that workaway guests respect that.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    There is a bike to ride ( might need the tyres pumped up and a bit of love), an E bike, and a stand up paddleboard, by workeaway guests, and space just to chill, if that’s what you prefer. I live a pretty quiet life, when at home. Working, meditating, making art, gardening, cooking and walking the dogs mostly, besides going to the odd arty event stuff. The internet is good here, so I don’t have a TV, preferring to stream online movies or series either on my computer or projected as a little home cinema, or just to read a book.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    My internet is quite high speed though with more than two people streaming it can slow down.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    I have a great flat space beside the house suitable for a large or small van

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    This is qualified by the fact that I have two dogs now and new pets would need to be acclimatised and introduced carefully. But they have previously accepted new dog friends with little drama. Cats are a bit harder but still possible with more work.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

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    Horas esperadas

    Average 2-3 hours / with 2 days off

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 857528777334

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