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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: December 8, 2018

We love to share our home, hospitality and knowledge with willing volunteers who bring their enthusiasm and youthful energy to us catch up on maintenance around our garden and beautiful and peaceful forest acreage that is home to kangaroos, wallabies, possums, various reptiles, and over 100 species of beautiful birds.
We provide good food and comfortable accommodation in exchange for 28 hours help per week, this averages to 4 hours help for each day you stay and we will invite you along to local events and occasionally provide transport to Noosa or Maroochydore beach.

The food:
Breakfast; help yourself to cereals, porridge, milk, yogurt, eggs, beans, 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 prepare your own lunch.
Dinner: The hosts will prepare you a delicious and filling main meal from a range of recipes and occasionally some dessert.
A range of teas, drip-filtered coffee, iced tea and refreshing rainwater is available at any time.

The Accommodationis a 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 request that helpers who smoke must do it outside, well away from the house.

Help Required:
Outdoor help includes strenuous work such as digging, weed clearing, tree-planting, driveway maintenance and landscaping. If you plan on getting paid work picking fruit or doing labouring work in Australia, you can build your muscles and strength as well as practice your English skills here to prepare for your working holiday. Sometimes we need help indoors, including cleaning and surface preparation such as sanding timber, cleaning walls, floors and windows, sorting tools and kitchen cupboards etc.

Work Attire: We provide protective equipment where required, gumboots for wet weather and spare work clothes in various sizes for you to use if you wish.

Reference Provided: When requested, we will provide you with references to use to gain paid work or other helpx.

Locality: We live 14kms from Gympie, which is a very scenic Australian country town 2 hours north of Brisbane and an hour from the Noosa and the Sunshine Coast, and Rainbow Beach, which is the gateway to Fraser Island, Noosa and the Sunshine Coast.

Getting here: The Bruce Highway runs through Gympie as do the trains and buses that travel north from Brisbane and south from Bundaberg, Airlie and Cairns.
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 by message through the helpx website.

May you have safe travels with sunny skies and many smiling faces to greet you everywhere you go.

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