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Sunshine Coast
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): Average house block
Persons: 1 or couple
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 17782
Region: Queensland

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Last Updated: September 14, 2018

CURRENTLY NO LONG TERM OR WEEKLY BOOKINGS - Helpxers may text msg or phone to enquire about one or two day stays (arrivals in afternoon-evening and working mornings).

Accommodation only (no meals provided) in comfortable, clean house shared with your host and other guests. Just 3minutes walk to the beach & close to the shopping centre. An easy 1&1/2-2hrs work each day. Jobs consist of pool maintenance, grass/lawn care, trim trees & palms, gardening, general housework/cleaning, vacuum/wash cars, tidy/sweep outdoor areas. Helpers who can follow instructions and work consistently & independently are preferred.

My house is situated close to Kawana shopping centre in a quiet suburban street, 3 minutes walk from Buddina beach and 20 minutes walk from the mouth of Mooloolah river. Buddina is 6klm from popular MOOLOOLABA BEACH on the Sunshine Coast and just 100klm north of Brisbane city centre.

I have previously travelled extensively throughout Europe, speak English fluently, German reasonably and enjoy the company and stories of other travellers. Meals are not provided but cooking facilities are available. As I donít particularly enjoy cooking, I'm also happy to have someone stay who cooks well and would like to occasionally cook a meal for me (as part of their work detail).

Free Wi-fi internet available (unlimited but no movie downloads) if you have your own smartphone/computer/notebook/ipad for emails, Facebook, Skype chat (brief video) and Google.

Helpx guests share my workload by keeping my house, pool, gardens and cars clean and tidy, and assist with other small jobs when necessary. I usually expect the work to be done 9-11am or 10am-12 depending on what our plans are for the day and you may work longer one day to have the following day free in order to see places further away (Noosa, Maleny, Brisbane, Australia Zoo etc.).

Most guests stay 3 days to one week depending on availability of the room and compatibility but it is sometimes possible to extend your stay provided a little notice given. If you are lucky enough to find a vacancy, I guarantee you an enjoyable and memorable holiday.

The Helpx guest room is comfortable for 1 guest but can accommodate a couple short term if you donít have tons of luggage. It has a double foldout bed, bedside table with lamp, storage shelves, desk, office chair, clothes rack & a blanket box for placing your suitcase on or to use as seat. The room opens through French doors directly to the pool area where you have use of an outdoors table & chairs, particularly if you are a smoker.

At the moment the weather is mostly fabulous with temperatures in the mid 20's daytime and cool overnight. Occasionally we have late afternoon or evening showers. As the Summer approaches the temperature gradually increases and Oct-March it is usually above 30 degrees and great beach or pool weather.

Buddina beach and residential area is frequented mainly by locals So youíre able to escape the tourist areas for a while during your travels throughout Australia. Buddina Beach is a natural, unspoilt beach located between two lifesaver patrolled beaches, Mooloolaba Beach (6klm north) and Kawana Beach (500 mtrs south). It boasts breathtaking ocean views, beachside and riverside bbq's, easy walking beach paths and public exercise machines which are all free added bonuses provided by our local council.

I now only occasionally have a resident cat that belongs to my son who mostly resides in Brisbane.

If you want a short break from your travels and you don't mind working a little in order to see this stunning area with pristine beaches, email through and don't forget to include dates required (If possible I will try to fit you into my calendar). Please note, I donít like booking too far in advance.

On receipt of a request for accommodation I will try to reply within a few hours or within a few days (which usually means Iím too busy). Please return the favour by responding to my reply as soon as possible after reading it so I can either confirm your booking or offer the room to another guest if you decide not to stay.

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