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Category: Accommodation Business
Host ID: 18647
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Last Updated: September 5, 2017
Please read the entire profile to ensure we are a good match for each other. We ideally seek a single female, non smoker who is dynamic, pro-active with solid English skills and who enjoys kids! At the moment I am urgently looking for someone who can help me with some "spring" cleaning and organising. My husband will be away so i can do with another set of hands :)
We have a dynamic household and we engage in a lot of social community activities. We are Ideally looking for a someone who is willing to stay for about 2/3 weeks or longer :) We are looking for a win-win outcome and want you to feel a part of the family. To have you get used to our routine and family rituals. This includes trips to the beach and picnicks in the rainforest in your time off with us.
We live on a charming property close to Surfers Paradise (ashmore) (Gold Coast). We have a large comfortable home with a salt water pool. You will have your own room with a queen sized bed. In your time off we have bicycles and there are busses so you can travel along the coast independently. Go to the beaches, shops, nature reserves, cinema etc. We are also close to many famous Gold Coast theme parks. 40 minutes from Byron Bay.
WHAT WE NEED:
We seek someone who is really GREAT with kids and is good with the household and childcare logistics. We are looking for big hearted and hands-on soul who enjoys the dynamic hustle and bustle of busy family who enjoys to help with the practical things around the house, garden and home based business.
it would be IDEAL if you have strong experience with kids. Are, you a child carer, ot or experienced nanny? That would be excellent. But all people who have experience or VERY natural with kids are welcome. Have you participated in school camps? Managed child activities? Do you come from a big and busy family? It is important though that you have experience with kids aged 5-8 yrs and that you are able to engage with them in creative fun filled ways. You will be sharing our home with us so we want to ensure you are family orientated. We also need people with a solid comprehension of English and who able to work independently.
In addition, are you someone who is able to assist me to manage logistics? Do you have a good attention to detail, are you responsible, diligent and pro-active? Ideally you have a drivers license also.
As a busy mum I can not micro manage tasks. We are looking for people who are able to work independently. The work load is about 4 hours per day. It is fairly straight forward work, helping out around the house. Dishes, washing, kids, cleaning up. Your day off will depend on what is happening. Days off tend to be during the week. we can recommend some amazing local activities which are easy to access.
After work activities, we all participate in the preparing of the dinner meal or cleaning up after. It would be amazing if you could share and prepare some of your native cuisine! If you are not an experienced cook but want to learn, Charles can teach you some of his secret recipes.
My husband Charles is from Papua New Guinea and I am from the Netherlands. We have both traveled extensively and love meeting interesting people. My husband is very passionate about alternative energy, aquaponics etc. He works as an environmental consultant and we have a home based office. I am a change management comms consultant and work part. We are interested in alternative energy, natural health and healing, sustainability and personal responsibility and growth. We would love it if you have similar interests.
PERSONALITY / CHARACTER REQUIREMENTS:
We love people who are pro active who go through life with a smile and open heart. We would like a non smoker. We would also like you to have a good attention to detail. Whether you are cleaning or vacuuming or weeding, we would like you to take pride in your work and complete it diligently. If you have a great work ethic you will have no problems! We are also meat eaters so we are not suitable for vegetarians. It makes meal times too challenging for us. Sorry.
We enjoy the opportunity of cultural exchange. Mostly we feel very enriched by the people we have met so far and they by us.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST:
We would love for you to contact us if you are interested. Please let us know a little about yourself and why you would be interested to join us in our home. Oh and of course about your experience with kids. Please also specify your availability and how you will be getting to the coast. Please start your introduction with the code word "blue" then I know you have read my entire profile and are not spamming us :)) .
Us hosts can see how many emails a helper sends and how many characters so we know if you have spammed us and other hosts with a generic mass mail. We want people who are genuinely interested in OUR profile and what we stand for. Also those who have an attention to detail and can take instructions! :)
We have hosted some of the most amazing helpers so far whom we now call friends and who will always have a place in our hearts. Because people are living in our home we want a win- win outcome.