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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): .3
Persons: 1
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 21919
Region: Victoria

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Last Updated: October 24, 2017

A peaceful and relaxing home in an inner city Melbourne suburb with easy access to the sights of Melbourne. Very close to CBD, Newport Lakes and the Williamstown beach. There is a bus stop 60 seconds from the front door and a train station a short walk away that is only a few stops into the CBD.

My home is a ‘No smoking, No drug and No alcohol’ home. (If you smoke you can smoke outside.)

I am a professional (I work from home), mid 40's woman, engaged and soon to be married. I naturally gravitate towards people who are open-hearted, generous of spirit, positive and self aware. Most of the people I surround myself with are making a positive difference in the world or are on a spiritual or personal growth journey of some kind.

I value heart felt, emotionally intimate connections with friends and associates. I enjoy people. I love going out listening to music, theatre and dancing. I am fit, eat healthily and appreciate being outdoors in nature.

My home is ideal for you if you are a generous spirited, open hearted, emotionally mature person with a good sense of humour. (Please note: I do not host couples or friends travelling together.)

You will have:-

- a private room with clean linen aand towels
- a bathroom with shower
- internet (limited use)
- use of kitchen

I would like to host people who have the following skills (listed in order of most urgent need):-

Handyman (experienced)
Plastering (experienced)
Painting (experienced)
Carpenter (experienced)

Web Development (Wordpress experience)
Graphic Design
Software Development (online plaftorms)
Dual-Stack App Development
Writing, including Ghostwriting and Web copy writing
Editing experience
Digital Marketing experience
Film Editing
Administration and/or bookkeeping
Gardening/Cleaning/Home Duties

I am happy to do a short term or long term exchange.

You must:-

- Have a good work ethic and be able to work unsupervised and be able to use your initiative.
- Take pride in your work.
- Be a willing worker. If you are half-hearted in your approach to work you will not fit in here and you will be asked to leave.
- Be tidy and clean up after yourself.

The exchange is a work/accommodation exchange. You work three hours per day in exchange for one night's accommodation - 21 hours work per week. Food is not provided-you will need to supply and cook your own food. There will be a set time each day for you to perform your volunteer work. There can be some flexibility with this, if needed.

Upon arrival you are required to:-

- Fill in a Personal Details form.
- Have your passport photocopied.
- Pay a fully refundable key deposit of AUD$30.00.

If you think you can make a positive contribution in my home and you believe we could be a good match please get in touch.

When making your initial enquiry by email please...

(a) State what skills and experience you have;
(b) State how you believe you can best assist me;
(c) State the date you would like to arrive and the length of time you would like to stay.

You are most welcome to leave your phone number and I will call you.

Please do not enquire without a photo or without stating how you believe you can assist.

Thank you.

Please note:
Check In/Arrival Time at my home is between 1.00pm and 4.00pm. It is possible to arrange an arrival time outside of these times so please ask and I can let you know one way or the other.

PS: In terms of fitting into my home, my personality is most compatible with strong, capable, independent men or women who have a gentle and loving heart and a positive attitude.

What is close by?
An easy drive to Melbourne and Werribee Zoo, the Melbourne Aquarium, Flemington Racecourse, Telstra Dome, Docklands, MCG, Royal Botanical Gardens or for those wanting to explore local attractions, my home is within walking distance of ScienceWorks and quaint Williamstown with its lovely Victorian homes and swimming beach.

Only half a kilometre drive to the Westgate Freeway, the gateway to the Eastern suburbs and this freeway leads in the opposite direction to Werribee Open Range Zoo, Geelong and Victoria's magnificent Great Ocean Road.

• Local shops and cafes (0.5kms)
• Newport Lakes (1km)
• Scienceworks Museum (2.5kms)
• Yarraville Village & Restaurants (3kms)
• Historic Sun Theatre – the funkiest and cosiest mini multiplex cinema complex in the known universe (3kms)
• Indoor Swimming Pool & Gym (3.5kms)
• Beachside suburb of Williamstown (3.5kms)
• Footscray Precinct, Footscray Market and a plethora of international restaurants (5.5kms)
• Cherry Lake (7kms)
• Altona Beach (7kms)
• Albert Park (Formula 1 Grand Prix) (10kms)
• Port Melbourne (Seaside suburb and shopping)(9kms)
• South Melbourne (shopping precinct) (9kms)
• Melbourne Casino (9kms)
• Melbourne Exhibition Centre (9kms)
• Melbourne CBD (9kms or 6 train stops)
• Southbank on Yarra River (9kms)
• Federation Square (9kms)
• Melbourne Zoo (12kms)
• St Kilda (15kms)
• Airport (30 minutes by car)
• Werribee Open Range Zoo & Historic Mansion (23kms)
• Great Ocean Road & Torquay (1 hour 10 mins drive by car)

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