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Airlie Beach/proserpine
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2
Persons: 1-3
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 17026
Region: Queensland

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Last Updated: October 22, 2017

It is now October and Mike's Lungs and legs are much better,so we can take more long stay helpers.Cyclone Debbie scored a direct hit on our cedar Views!!-it looks a lot better now as we work out from the house/garage & gardens into the forest and other areas.3 Hours a day for bed & food,it is a Nudist stay for all helpers,that is a No clothes experience.Wake up with the native bird songs and flowers.It is non-smoking, only rarely drinking, mainly vegetarian.Stone wall building and some painting and Art timber work projects when the weather is right.Work just in the mornings usually,I enjoy helping those learning English. We accept couples or females only,and the accommodation is now only the cabin & Caravans for a while.The Pool area is now repaired and the wi-fi is available there for those who need it.By car-15mins to beach,5mins to town,12mins to airport,6mins to train,10mins to waterfall, 20mins to dam.I only pick up in Proserpine in the mornings.We have now had a lot of helpers and the response has been mostly good ,however we do not take single guys due to the nudism lifestyle,sorry...The cyclone damage from Dylan,Edna,Ita,Antony,Ului and Debbie -is still being undertaken-clearing downed trees,repairing structures etc..We look forward to our next helpers joining us and enjoying their time with us, Helpers who like it here and would like some extra rewarded time to do-then there will be some available to you.
Due to Govt. changes to W.H.Visas it is not viable for many travellers as the Govt. takes 1/3 of every dollar earnt with no exemptions.It is probably a better deal to come to Australia on a 3 month tourist visa and do a WHV in New Zealand then return to Australia for another Tourist stay.We have found that long stay helpers find using our place as a base and doing short stay helpx north & south of the Whitsundays works quite well.Those who are well organized can arrange stays with us in advance as you can arrive all year.Those Helpers who love it here and want to have 'English'English Language help during their stay and extra assistance with information to assist them in staying longer in Australia are most welcome.

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