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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2.5
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 26558
Region: Queensland

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Last Updated: December 13, 2017


We are a 2 child family (aged 6 & 9) living outside the funky market town of Eumundi, 25 mins to the beaches of Noosa. There's lots to see in the area, we love nature, have bikes to ride and for longer stays there are opportunities to borrow our canoe to take up the Noosa River to camp for the weekend. The property has plenty of space and beautiful views with lots of plans to turn it into a productive organic oasis.

Current inside jobs include assisting Arzu in her craft studio. Outside work is planting a hedge, building a jetty, mulching and weeding as well and helping with the chickens. This will all be with guidance from us so it's fine if you have never done this before. Just be ready to learn. :-)

You can start early and spend the day at the beach or exploring the area. Own car would be needed for daily trips to the beach though.

We try to give visitors a variety of jobs to keep it interesting or to suit the weather where possible.

You have your own room (suits single or 2 people happy to share a double bed). Food is provided for breakfast and lunch with shared sit down dinners together.

Vegetarian meals only. We don't own a TV but Wi-Fi available. No smokers please.

In exchange for food and accommodation we require 4-5hrs assistance a day.

We want you to enjoy your time here so we will try to be flexible with work times. If you would like days off we just ask for extra time to cover.

Unfortunately we are not able to provide 2nd year visas.

We love meeting people from around the world so come and share your culture with us. We are looking forward to meeting you.

Arzu & Ian


Here is what others have said......

We spent nearly 2 amazing months with Arzu, Ian, Kaya and Elan. We immediatly felt part of the family, all of them are really kind. Helping them is just a pleasure. In exchange they really opened their heart for us, wanting us to feel the best, and it worked.

The food is amazing, we took so many recipes from Arzu and Ian. The garden is a nice place to work, with a beautiful view, and happy chooks.

The boys are lovely and funny, we loved sharing moments with them, building their tree house, playing chess...

We learnt a lot with them, about gardening, about food but also about children, relationships and creativity.

This family is just amazing!!!
Thanks for everything, for every moment we spent in your house and with you, we will forget you. (Cassandre and Pierre, France).

We spent the most wonderful 10 days in Australia with this lovely family. We could feel the good energy even since before getting there and confirmed it when we were received at their home. The house is beautiful and has an incredible view to the mountains and sunsets.

From the beginning they asked us what we wanted to do and learn while we were there and which were our expectations, and they respected that. They are very gentle, caring, open-minded, kind and giving people. They made this exchange one of the most fulfilling experiences we had. We easily became a part of the family and felt at home. We learnt a lot and will be forever thankfull. We got along straight away, had amazing conversations and shared unforgettable moments.

Her cooking mmmmm… just delicious!! Everything was fresh and organic. She even gave us some of her recipes and cooked flan for us so that we would feel even more like home.

On one of our days off they lend us their canoe and camping stuff. Ian took us to the river and we did 3 hours paddling to through the national park and upper Noosa River. This was just amazing and we will never forget it. It became part of our top ten most memorable moments!

If we hadn’t other plans already arranged we would have definitely stayed for longer. It was a great experience and we felt loved and as if we were family. It was a pleasure working with them and we won’t forget you.
..And… we will be back!!! :)
Hasta pronto! (Victoria and Javier, Argentina)

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