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Hobart
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1/4 acre
Persons: 1- 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 21331
Region: Tasmania

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Last Updated: February 3, 2019

HOBART RIVERFRONT HOSTS: Friendly, kind, fair hosts require help with renovating; gardening; landscaping and general housework

**** Ludmilla (from France) has just left us after staying with us for 10weeks and Phillip (Germany) has just visited again, us for the second time! Last week, Max (America) arrived, for a 6 week stay, so we are FULL until middle of March.... so apply NOW for dates after that!!********

Our family: 2 adults (late 40’s), 2 children (14 & 15) & friendly dog ('Lucy') would like to invite you to stay. *****NON-SMOKERS PLEASE!!!!!***********Our house is located on the edge of the Derwent River in Hobart & it's a 15 min drive to the city (CBD)or 25 mins by bus (bus stop outside our house). We have bush & river walking tracks at our back door & have our own canoes & windsurfer(sail board) available for use. We swim/kayak/fish in the River right outside our back gate. Nearest beach is short walk away!

We need Energetic and flexible helper/s from both group 1 & 2 (see below):
GROUP 1: With renovating experience or some trade experience, to help us renovate our home & landscape the garden. The majority has been done, so the house is already very comfortable (great kitchen; deck; sunny; good bedrooms, warm, 2 bathrooms etc), but there are still many projects remaining.
GROUP 2: People who DO NOT have renovating experience, and will probably help with household jobs, such as cleaning; cooking (if they like to cook ) or gardening (there is always lots of gardening jobs). Plus, we will sometimes, get you to help with easy renovation jobs and will teach you how to do each task.
*****People who HAVE RENOVATING SKILLS will usually do that & not many household jobs. Pretty much you'll be doing a job that suits your interest or skill & we have all the equipment to make the work enjoyable & the view from your 'office' is amazing!!!

We require 4 hours of help/day (28hrs/week)in exchange for: guest bedroom (comfortable beds & linen); meals (we like to cook!); good WIFI; free laundry; help with your English; Airport/city pick-ups.
-------- For Helpers with TRADE QUALIFICATIONS we will accept 20 hours of help/week.-------------------
As we both work (Tim works all day Monday-Fri; Elisia works part-time), you will need to be happy & able to work alone most of the time (unless there's another Helper). We are happy for helpers to work their hours as they choose. Longer days can be worked to build up hours, so that you can have days off when you want.

All helpers have a private bedroom (if travelling together...you will share the room with your friend). MINIMUM 3 WEEK STAY. Longer stays preferred: usually we confirm 4 weeks maximum BEFORE guests arrive & then extend departure dates AFTER guest arrives, if guest wants a longer stay. Let us know, at time of booking, if you think you may want to extend, so we don't OVER-BOOK!.

We love outdoor activities, in particular bushwalking & have many National Parks close by. We regularly 'thank' our helpers by taking them on day trips (if they are interested). We own an 8 seater, four-wheel drive vehicle & enjoy exploring. Most past Helpers chose to do a little more than 4 hours/day, so that they could have 2 days off every week & they generally all chose to come on our sight-seeing tours!. There's usually bushwaking (bring walking shoes!); spectacular scenery & animals involved. We are very flexible & fair hosts, who expect the same from our guests. Read our reviews...you'll get an idea of what experiences we offer :-)

When applying to stay with us, PLEASE LET US KNOW: What interests you about our Homestay (eg why you chose us); your interests; skills or experience (if your profile doesn't have those details); arrival & departure dates (even approximately). On YOUR Helper profile, it's a good idea to have: detailed description about your interests; work skills & other experience you have had.....we always read your profile BEFORE deciding whether to accept you. We will reply to ALL applications, so please be polite & reply to us, even if you've chosen another host or decided not to come to us. Thanks.

***Sorry, we can not sign hours for second year visas***

We look forward to meeting YOU!

Elisia & Tim :-)


********GUESTS for 2018- January: Janice (Scotland) has arrived for 2 months and Pierre is back with us. FEBRUARY: Pierre and Janice are both here all month. March: Janice left on 4/3 and Pierre left, after 6 months with us, to move on to New Zealand. Ivy is back with us now, to study at UTAS. JULY: Angele, a French Exchange student is with us for 8wks, to attend Secondary school in Hobart. Irati, a Spanish Exchange student also arrived for a 10wk School exchange visit to Migali’s School. Ivy also here. AUGUST: Ivy leaves us after 2 years with us....back to China after completing her Masters degree at UTAS. Angele leaves at end of month. SEPTEMBER: Irati leaves end of month. NOVEMBER: Ludmilla (French....but lives in Prague) arrived for 6week stay DECEMBER: Ludmilla is here. JANUARY: Ludmilla here all month and Phillip (Germany) arrives for a SECOND visit. Last time we saw him was when we visited he and his family in Germany). Looking forward to seeing him again. ***Thanks to Helpx for amazing cultural exchanges already experienced...and many more to come!*****


The photos (Clockwise from Top Left):
1. Sliding fun: Joakim (Sweden) at Crescent Bay
2. Sunset over River (view from our house)
3. Russell Falls (Mt Field National Park): our children with Pete (Netherlands)
4. Proof that 'our' Dolphins do exist!!! :-) Picture taken right outside our house.
5. Kiki, Ivy (China), Laurie (France), Elisia (Host 'Mum') and our daughter, Migali visiting Bruny Island
6. Tate (our son) on the Swing bridge over Picton River (Tahune Forest)

reviews (40)
Helper: Max Wolfe Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: April 18, 2019
I stayed for two months with Tim and Elisia and it was one of the highlights ... view complete review

Helper: Ludmilla Gâtelier Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 25, 2019
At last I have a bit of time to write a review! I stayed with Elisia, Tim, Mi... view complete review

Helper: Pierre antoine dubrion Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 21, 2018
thank you thank you thank you and thank you again, 8 months spend in this won... view complete review

Helper: Janice Williamson Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: March 3, 2018
I stayed with Elisia, Tim, Tate and Magali for nearly two months. We went day... view complete review

Helper: Hugo and Fleur Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 20, 2017
Writing too long would not be really useful. Everything has probably been sai... view complete review

Helper: Jordi Rodriguez Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France, Metropolitan Date: April 1, 2017
It was our first Helpx (6 weeks), with my friend florian, and we think, it wi... view complete review

Helper: Luke Collis Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: February 23, 2017
My stay with Elisia, Tim and their beautiful family was amazing. I’m not g... view complete review

Helper: Clement and Claire Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 10, 2017
We stayed there for 3 weeks and for our first Helpx we couldn’t find a better... view complete review

Helper: Xavier Bruchier Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 30, 2017
Once again I really thank the whole family for welcoming me for 4 weeks durin... view complete review

Helper: Annika Kayser Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: January 16, 2017
I can't thank you enough for the wonderful time I had with all of you ! (: E... view complete review

Helper: Stéphanie and Romane Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: December 8, 2016
We had this amazing chance to spend two unforgetable weeks with Elisia, Tim, ... view complete review

Helper: Laurie Cardona Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: September 30, 2016
I had the chance to spend two weeks with Elisia, Tim, Magili, Tate (and Lucy ... view complete review

Helper: Adrien and Sarah Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: July 10, 2016
We are one french couple and we have passed one week at Elisia and Tim's home... view complete review

Helper: Samuel Pilch Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: May 1, 2016
I just can agree to the plenty excellent reviews you already have. From the f... view complete review

Helper: Joakim Jansson Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Sweden Date: April 17, 2016
If I would sum up my stay with this family with one word it would be amazing!... view complete review

Helper: Michael Jönsson Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Sweden Date: March 21, 2016
I have had a great stay with this family and I can really recomend this place... view complete review

Helper: Dorothee Schroder Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Sweden Date: March 2, 2016
I stayed with Elisia, Tim, Migali, Tate and their dog Lucy for 10 days only (... view complete review

Helper: Carolin and Cody Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: August 20, 2015
Our stay with this family was amazing. Their helpx post was accurate and help... view complete review

Helper: Ziyang Luo Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: April 20, 2015
Sorry for replying late, lots of things are going on. This is a great holida... view complete review

Helper: Samuel Sergeant Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 25, 2015
I don't know where to begin! First I would thank this family for everythin... view complete review

Helper: Anabel otero Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: March 8, 2015
Dear Elisia, Tim, Migali and Tate You already know that i just have to say... view complete review

Helper: Mailin and Baran Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: February 13, 2015
Dear Elisia, Migali,Tate, Tim and little Lucy, it has been two weeks since... view complete review

Helper: Killala Kite Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: December 19, 2014
I stayed with Elisia, Tim, Migali, Tate & Lucy for a little over a week and i... view complete review

Helper: Hana JO Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Korea, South Date: October 20, 2014
Someone who read Elisia's this advertisement already can know, how she is goo... view complete review

Helper: Aleksandra Zelazny Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Poland Date: October 6, 2014
This is the most AWESOME Family you can spend time with! Active, open minded,... view complete review

Helper: Kai chieh SHEN Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: June 23, 2014
A really awesome awesome awesome family. I stayed for three weeks. Every days... view complete review

Helper: Philipp Preissel Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: June 12, 2014
I don´t know if it is possible to find to right words for my amazing stay in ... view complete review

Helper: Nina and Hanna Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: June 10, 2014
Elisia, Tim and the two kids are great hosts. Unfortunately I could stay ther... view complete review

Helper: Yiying Fan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: May 6, 2014
I stayed with the Shorts for nearly a month in their beautiful river house. T... view complete review

Helper: Dorian Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 2, 2014
I stayed one month with them and this family is very lovely. Elisia is a nice... view complete review

Helper: Ziyang Luo Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: April 29, 2014
Here I am again, with my mum and one of her friends this time. We stayed here... view complete review

Helper: Tom and Jenny Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: April 18, 2014
We had a great time during our time with Elisia, Tim, Magali & Tate. A very k... view complete review

Helper: Tracy Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hong Kong Date: January 30, 2014
When I stay with this family, I don't want back Hong Kong. I stayed here ne... view complete review

Helper: Lily Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hong Kong Date: January 29, 2014
I stayed with Short Family for more than a month since late November, the exp... view complete review

Helper: Ziyang Luo Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: January 27, 2014
Always consider this as your first family you are going to stay with in Tasma... view complete review

Helper: Mara OUARTI Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 12, 2014
AWESOME family highly recommended!^^ Tim and Elisia welcomed me for spendi... view complete review

Helper: Yu-kai Tseng(Ricky) Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: November 10, 2013
My sincere apologies for quiet late to write the review when I arrive Hoba... view complete review

Helper: Grégory Damon Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: November 8, 2013
Finally I have time to write a comment! I spent about 3 months with this g... view complete review

Helper: Choi Iris Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hong Kong Date: October 12, 2013
I stayed with Elisia and Tim for a month. this is an excited journey. They... view complete review

Helper: Peter Boers Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Netherlands Date: June 12, 2013
As a first Helpx experience for both of us it was an experience which was ver... view complete review

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