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Gympie
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 30 acres
Persons: 1, 2 or 3
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 10746
Region: Queensland

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Last Updated: July 16, 2018

Hi helpers, we will host you to help us with our efforts to improve this lovely property. We have been away working in NSW for two years and we require energetic and enthusiastic helpers to help us to catch up with jobs on our land and building project in Queensland.

The Property: A beautiful and peaceful forest 15kms from the nearest town of Gympie. The land has many native animals roaming free such as kangaroos, wallabies, possums, various reptiles and over 100 species of beautiful birds which amuse us with their singing all day.

The Trade: Good food and comfortable accommodation in exchange for 28 hours help per week, this averages to 4 hours help for each day you stay.

Sightseeing: We occasionally provide transport to Maroochydore or other Sunshine coast locations for sightseeing and a swim at the beach.

The food:
PLEASE NOTIFY US IN ADVANCE IF YOU FOLLOW A PARTICULAR DIET.
Breakfast; help yourself to cereals, porridges, eggs, toast with spreads and fruit.
Lunch: help yourself to the available fridge and pantry ingredients such as cheese, eggs, tuna, beans, meat, fruit, vegetables, bread, pasta, rice, noodles to make your own preferred lunch.
Dinner: The hosts will prepare you a delicious and filling main meal and some dessert from a range of recipes.
Teas, coffee and refreshing chilled rainwater is available at any time.

The Accommodation: Large room in the house with comfortable beds. The outdoor areas are really lovely, great for relaxing with hammocks and Bluetooth stereo, with plenty of space for meditation, playing games and exercising.

Water Use: We rely on rainfall for water supply so please be mindful of water use and limit showers to 5 minutes.

Smoking: We are non-smokers and we prefer non-smokers to come. We request that helpers who smoke must do it outside, well away from the house.

Help Required: This includes strenuous outdoor work such as digging, weed clearing, tree-planting, driveway maintenance and landscaping. This will be combined with some indoor cleaning and surface preparation such as sanding timber, cleaning walls, floors and windows, sorting tools etc.
If you plan on going picking or doing other outdoors labouring work in Australia, you can build your strength up here.
Artists: We welcome competent artistic abilities as there are lots of materials and space for painting murals or mosaic tiling etc.
Skilled Help: We also require a competent tiler or carpenter and can negotiate extra trade incentives for this type of help.

Work Attire: We provide protective equipment where required and old work clothes/gumboots in various sizes for you to use if you wish.

Reference Provided: We will always provide you with honest references to use to gain paid work or other helpx.

Locality: Gympie is a very scenic Australian country town near Rainbow Beach, Fraser Island, Noosa and the Sunshine Coast. It is 2 hours north of Brisbane and an hour from the Sunshine Coast and Rainbow Beach. The Bruce Highway runs through Gympie as do the trains and coaches that travel north from Brisbane.

Contact us: Email us through the helpx site and please include a description of your skills and expectations for your stay.

Getting here: Pick-up is from Gympie bus terminal or Gympie North Train Station on any day arranged in advance.

We look forward to hearing from you.
May you have safe travels with sunny skies and many smiles to greet you everywhere you go.

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