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Brisbane
All Year: No
Area (ha):
Persons: 1 or 2 females
Category: Boat
Host ID: 47576
Region: Queensland

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Last Updated: December 9, 2017

I retired when I was 49 years old after 3Oyears service driving steam, diesel and electric engines on goods and passenger trains for the NSW Government Railways.
I don't drink or smoke, am reliable, dependable and honest.
As a helpx host; I have hosted many travellers either on the 11 metre yacht, which sleeps 6, on my friends farm or when travelling with me to work on farms in all States,
I have helpxed on many farms and house sat 1O houses.
I have a vehicle, trailer with 3.5 metre small boat, gear for house painting, maintenance and camping. I have been around Australia 3 times, like all animals, isolated places, boating and op shops.
As helper, I seek houses that the hosts would like some painting or maintenance done, as it is not physically demanding and I can work at my own pace.
In Summer I travel South, and return to Qld around March for some time on the yacht, then by car, (NOT YACHT) North to Cooktown and inland for the winter, camping, gold prospecting, helpx farm work, house sitting or just exploring the beache

Helpx host #50239: Penny Booth
Date: July 25, 2017
Colin is with us at present. He is so keen to work and is busy every day painting our donga, our shed and shipping containers. He has a great sense of humour and has some funny tales to tell. We are enjoying having him here and are reaping the benefits of his enthusiasm. We hope he comes back next time he goes north again.

Some of my many references;
Helpx Helper: Julie G Date: March 1, 2017
From: France,
Colin is a good person, very humorous, I am at this moment with him at a host on a farm, painting and water blasting. After 5th of March we go through the Snowy Mountains for a few days at Corryong for an interesting time of horses, music and story telling around a campfire. Colin knows all Australia and the best free spots to camp and travel. He has quiet times but breaks out into humour quickly. We are to go on the yacht at the end of March and if you near Brisbane contact. Colin.


From;
Wayne, Stuart
30 August 2015
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
I have known Colin since September 2010 when he joined the Yass Valley Men's Shed of which I was Secretary at the time.
I have stayed in touch with Colin over the intervening years, both when he comes back to Yass regularly and also by email and phone in between times.
I had occasion to be overseas on business for 6 weeks during October and November in 2011 during which time Colin looked after my property and also completely painted the exterior.
He excelled in both tasks and I have no hesitation in recommending him on both counts he does a great job! I am aware of him performing similar tasks for other property owners to their total satisfaction.
I have no reservations concerning his honesty, his attention to instruction, his ability to decide on issues that arise and for which he may not have specific instruction.
I will be pleased to provide more information by phone, by email or other medium if requested.

Other than all the above.... I am a rather quiet, reserved type.

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