Area (ha): 1/4
Persons: 1 male
Host ID: 22382
Region: Western Australia
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Last Updated: February 28, 2018
IF YOU HAVE NO REFERENCES OR ARE A SMOKER PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT ME
Handy person wanted with a little wood work skills? Can you use a hammer, a drill, a simple saw, nail things and screw things. If so I have work for you. If you are really handy I can even pay you but bullshit does not work with me.
As soon as possible
The ideal persons would be a sightseer visiting Perth for a few weeks to maybe a month and who can speak english well and work reasonably independently. I do not take couples (2 men or a man and a woman). I do not micro manage people.
THE HOST AND WHAT HE NEEDS
I am retired, active, independent male. I have cycled 2/3 of the world on a bike, swim 3-4 km/wk, am a major blood donor in Australia and do medical research.
WHAT THE HOST IS OFFERING
Will exchange 7 days free accommodation (no meals) for two days (approx. 6hr/d) minor wood work and handy person skills. The time staying here can be extended by mutual agreement. Some backpackers have stayed here for more than 6 months. Some keep returning. The house is equipped with fast unlimited internet and bicycles are provide for sight seeing.
If you have other skill, let me know and I may have other work for you.
If you are coming from overseas and have useful skills, I could collect you at the airport. If you take me up on this offer you need to tell me:
1 Where you are flying from (departing);
2 What airline you are flying with;
3 What is the number of the flight;
4 What time your flight arrives in Perth; and
5 What terminal you arrive at.
It helps me to know all of this information up front so I don't get involved in endless emails.
I am only interested in an honest backpacker. Have met too many bullshit artists in my life. I am prepared to show him / her around Perth, bring him / her hiking on the Bibbilmun Track or go camping. I have brought many good back packers on treks. I also Lend back packers bicycles to Perth.
I reaffirm I do not take couples (two men or a man and a women), but would consider two women if they handy person skills.
MY REFERENCE RATING
My references are rated at 5 stars.
WHAT THE HOST IS NOT OFFERING
(READ VERY CAREFULLY TO AVOID EMBARRASSMENT LATER)
I am not offering:
1 couch surfing
2 free accommodation for students or full time employed backpackers, in exchange for work;
3 a postal address where backpackers can get their Tax File Number, mobile account set up, registration a vehicle or anything else which involves post being sent to my address; and
4 accomodation to people who normally live in Perth or its surrounds.
5 accomodation for cool dudes, mobile junkies, couples, users or domineering backpackers.
PRIME LOCATION FOR VISITING PERTH
Location and view of the house can be viewed on Google maps. It is an ideal location (prime location) for visiting Perth. It is a very safe area. It is 3km from the University of Western Australia, 2km from the Swan River, 4km from Cottesloe beach and is on a bus route to Perth (7km), Fremantle (13km) and Cottesloe (4km). It is halfway between Perth and Fremantle.
SPANISH ENGLISH EXCHANGE
If you can speak Spanish and want to learn English, that would be a plus.
ENJOY AUSTRALIA, You Only live once but do it Safely
LEGENDS TO PHOTOS
Photo 1: St Johns Newfoundland, Canada after cycling the Trans Canada Hwy from from Vancouver (BC)
Photo 2: Cruising in the Antarctic on a Russia Research Vessel;
Photo 3: Bush Walking on the Bibbulmun Track (Perth to Albany, 940km) in Western Australia
Photo 4: Inspecting a brick wall Winston Churchill built in England. Note the lean on it: It is like his politics
Photo 5: Just about to start a safari in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana
Photo 6: Playing music with friends