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Persons: 1 or a couple
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 28148
Region: South Australia

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Last Updated: May 3, 2017


My name is Ros.
I live with my Husband - Kevin and a few birds. I have developed Bird Fanciers lung so we have air filters running, I often wear a mask and the birds have limited time inside. My rainbow lorikeet Swiz is , however, inside with me most of the time. I don't appear to be allergic to her.

BIRD ALERT : Swiz will jump on you, poo on you and gleefully screech in your ear at times.
This is her way of befriending people. If you have issues with birds on you or the occassional warm wet trickle running down your back - our house may not be for you. We can provide spare tops to wear as "bird shirts". I cannot emphasize enough that this is the birds home. They are not caged, two are completely free flight. They do NOT bite unless quite upset or over excited and it is easy not to do that. None of the other birds bother with other people unless they spend time talking and playing with them.

I suffer from bird fanciers lung. We still have a few birds inside some times under strict conditions. We have two HEPA fans on at all times, a hepa vacuum cleaner and neutralizing cleaners. I am not allergic to our lorikeet but wear a mask if near other rescue birds.
We have a Galah and Lorikeet living in the house. We have two other Cockateils living in an outside aviary.
We vacuum our house and wash the floors each day. That is to protect my lungs from any more bird protein (dander) allergy.

Hoůrs would generally be 4 hours per day with two days off per week. Some people have preferred to work 6 hour days with more days off. All general food and drinks are provided. We do our best to treat people like part of the family. In the evenings we relax, watching our fávourite TV programs. We have a new little tv in the spare room. It has google chrome for our Netflix & YouTube. We will have a new DVD player soon. We have lots of science fiction and several other movies. We do have wifi and you can use our main computer.

There will be some general housework such as vacuuming and mopping the whole house each day. It takes me about an hour and a half. There will also be some jobs that require cleaning up after our birds.

We are looking for some one with handy person experience to do painting, gardening, fixing things. We have some tools but I am unable to do things due to injuries/illness (arthritis etc..).

There are also jobs that unskilled Help X people can do such as gardening, housework, cleaning dors, cupboards, outside areas etc...

We are also looking for a person or couple to house sit for us sometimes. You would need to be accustomed to the birds first.

Jobs would be feeding, interacting with and looking after our rescue birds two of whom are companion birds and need some daily time and interaction (companionship). These are a galah and a Rainbow Lorikeet). This would have to be daily but only for a few hours a day.
We would like a reference or at least a copy of your passport if you are to house

We do our best to buy and be natural. We are a laid back, happy couple. Our spare room is small but comfortable, ideal for people who would like to spend most of their spare time exploring. I am a vegetarian and my husband eats meat so we can cater for either but have a moral stance on not having pig, pork, bacon in our house.
Smokers are fine but must smoke outside.

Ros and Kev

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