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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1.5
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 10084
Region: Queensland

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Last Updated: July 3, 2018

Hello, my name is Graham.

About me.
I am a 57 year old, single gentleman who owns 2.5 acres of sloping land in the country thirty minutes drive west of Mackay.
I am a non-smoker who enjoys a drive in the country, markets, cafes, fishing and camping. My home overlooks a small valley and has some charming characteristics.
My preferred minimum helpx stay is 2/3 weeks.
The longest someone has stayed is 4 months.

For your consideration:
Although there is a major highway near my home there is no public transport, if my helpxers have no transport I collect and drop them off from the Mackay Airport, local Mackay transport terminals, Airlie Beach or even Bowen.

I am interested in many things, sustainability and world issues among some of them.
+tinkering in my shed (fixing things)
+chatting of experience

My home-stay is a place to recharge your battery`s, study, watch tv, read a book, learn English, save money. Or just chill out after the work is done.
WI-Fi is available, around 100 GB in total per month, plus mobile phone reception is ok.

Markets, bush walking, wildlife, cafe`s, are all possibilities or I can drop Helpx at a location and pick them up later.
The work is mostly housekeeping, washing cars, making meals, dusting, feeding a cat, sweeping and or painting.
At the moment I seek only one helper.
My house utilizes rainwater via holding tanks and its usage is a consideration when it has not rained for some time. Of course there are other alternatives for water aquizition but once again extra expense on my part is required and so I plan to avoid this scenario.

In Summary
I enjoy the different and varied company and the work is easy.
I enjoy helping with English, explaining my life experiences and listening to my guests stories.
My main requirement is you respect my property.
During my normal routine be aware I travel to work in Mackay for five 12 hour days.
I am away all the day but home at night.
So it can be a quiet place during this time, depending on your outlook you may like this.
After 5 days employed in Mackay, then I have 5 days off to spend with my helpx, then I work work 5 again, then 5 days off, and so on.
I prefer Chinese helpers as I would like to explore that countries tourism potential but remain open to inquiries from persons of any nationality.
My home is 2.5 hours drive to Bowen if you are seeking a paid job there and need a place before or after the season.
My home is quiet and maybe not be as exciting as some helpx locations.
But I like it.

**My next job is sanding and sealing my kitchen bench top. I will mainly do this myself.
Your job will be cook meals, wash dishes in a temporary kitchen and then clean the dust after the sanding. Laundry and housekeeping also.
Max 4 hours per day.**


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