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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: October 8, 2018

Hi helpers,
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 beautiful and exciting garden and building projects at our property in Queensland.
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.

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.

Sightseeing: We occasionally provide transport to Maroochydore or other Sunshine coast locations for sightseeing and a swim at the 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-filteted coffee and refreshing 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 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.
Indoor help includes cleaning and surface preparation such as sanding timber, cleaning walls, floors and windows, sorting tools and kitchen cupboard etc.
If you plan on getting a job in Australia 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 the work.
Artists: We welcome competent artistic abilities as there are lots of materials and space for painting murals or mosaic tiling etc.
Skilled Help: We currently 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: When requested, we will 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 dietary 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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