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Albany
All Year: throughout the year
Area (ha): 0.4
Persons: 1 - 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 22226
Region: Western Australia

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Last Updated: March 11, 2019

Hi. Our family are looking for a person who loves children, healthy food and home life to join our family to assist us with general house and garden maintenance. We are a homely family with three children aged 15 yrs, 12 yrs and 6 1/2 years. Our one-acre property is 15 minutes' drive from the centre of Albany and its coastal beaches, and only meters from scenic Oyster Harbour and Oyster Lake. Albany is 400km from Perth via Albany Highway. TransWA have a regular bus route from Perth (East Perth terminal) to the centre of Albany. We are able to meet our guests at the bus station.

Enquiries are welcome for 2019 and 2020 from either singles or couples (friends) traveling together. Please note, we do not have smoking or alcohol on our property.

We usually have two helpx guests staying with us. They share a comfortable caravan which sits next to our home for sleeping, but also have full access to our home during the day. Skills in gardening and general house and garden maintenance, including painting, would be appreciated. Hours of work each day will vary, but will average 4 hours per day for each day of the week ie approx 28 hours per week. In exchange we offer accommodation, main meals, an Aussie home experience and lots of English language practice. We enjoy showing our guests the local sites in Albany and love to support people to develop their english, but also expect a genuine work ethic and attention to detail to the tasks requested.

Our guests are welcome to use our bicycles to tour the local beaches and town. Our kayak is a great way to explore Oyster Harbour and the local bird life. Learn more about Albany in the website amazingalbany

We are always keen to learn about other cultures as well as improve our French and Japanese language skills.

WIFI: We do have a prepaid wifi modem that you could put credit on and use while you are staying with us. It is through the company Telstra and is around $30 AUD for 3Gb of data to be used within 30 days. This is a typical pre-paid scenario for the companies we have available - Telstra or Optus. In Albany, both Telstra and Optus carriers are available, but if you are looking at getting a phone or wifi SIM card for your travels around Australia, generally Telstra has the better coverage, but will be a bit more expensive to use. In the north of Western Australia there is no Optus coverage available, only Telstra. Certainly do not get Vodaphone as there is not Vodaphone service in Albany.

Our guests usually stay between 3-6 weeks, with arrivals scheduled for late Friday pm or Saturdays so that you can meet our family before the working week begins. There is a company called TransWA that operates daily to Albany from Perth. The bus arrives at the Visitor Centre at Proudlove Parade, Albany and takes about 6 hours from Perth (via Williams). It can be longer if you go via Bunbury or Katanning. Bookings can be made on 1300 622 205 (in Australia) or +618 93262600 (from overseas) or via their website at www.transwa.gov.au. If you are arriving from Perth, we recommend that you catch the bus that leaves from the East Perth Terminal as it offers a shorter route.

Please feel free to call us or email us if you have any questions - we'd love to hear from you.

The photo's below show the beautiful Oyster Harbour which is only a 5-min walk from our house.

reviews (25)
Helper: Vera Tu Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: October 15, 2017
I stayed with the Elliot family for two weeks, and I really appreciated it. I... view complete review

Helper: Szymaszek Sarah Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 20, 2017
I have spend very good time in your house!!! Thank you for everything, I wil... view complete review

Helper: Zhang and Luo Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: December 10, 2016
My friend recommended this lovely and happy family to me after she staying wi... view complete review

Helper: Skye Cui Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: November 21, 2016
The Elliott family is quite sweet and nice.I am so lucky because I could meet... view complete review

Helper: Miffy Yeung Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hong Kong Date: September 20, 2016
My friend Karly and I stayed with Elliott Family for 3 weeks (6-27 August 201... view complete review

Helper: Zhang and Luo Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: September 11, 2016
I stayed with the this happy family for 8 weeks and that was a really memorab... view complete review

Helper: Jasmin Garthe Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: March 21, 2016
Lovely family :) I stayed with them for eight weeks and it was my first hel... view complete review

Helper: Aki Kodama Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Japan Date: February 14, 2016
Absolutely wonderful experience with the Elliot family. I stayed with them f... view complete review

Helper: Brigitte Gasol Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: November 7, 2015
Brigitte : france 1 mounts ,september 2015: Thank you Julie and David ,they... view complete review

Helper: Hedreul AdelineH Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: August 17, 2015
It was wonderful to stay during one mounth with David, Julie and their childr... view complete review

Helper: Yuen Chi Wong Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hong Kong Date: June 8, 2015
Real Aussie experience with this family. During my 5 weeks stay, I was offe... view complete review

Helper: Songhee lee Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Korea, South Date: May 18, 2015
I spent 3 week with David and Julie Family. It was great and amazing time! ... view complete review

Helper: Maeva Saffon Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 5, 2015
Pleasantly moment, warm family, thanks to you for your welcome. Daniella (the... view complete review

Helper: Melanie Tremion Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 27, 2015
I spent my first weeks in Australia and did my first experience like HelpX wi... view complete review

Helper: Lucie Benezech Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 23, 2015
I spent six weeks of joy with the Elliott family; I felt as a part of their f... view complete review

Helper: Cheung and Lee Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hong Kong Date: August 18, 2014
We had stay with the Elliott family about 7 weeks and we had an amazing exper... view complete review

Helper: Po Sang LAU Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hong Kong Date: July 6, 2014
I was thankful and had a great time for staying with them. David and Julie we... view complete review

Helper: So Sau Fung Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hong Kong Date: July 4, 2014
Hi David, Julie, Yero, Joshua and Daniella. Thank you very very much for let... view complete review

Helper: Cindy Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hong Kong Date: July 3, 2014
I had a fabulous holiday spending 3weeks with this warm and nice family. I en... view complete review

Helper: Rosanne Peeters Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Netherlands Date: June 4, 2014
I spent five great weeks in Albany. The family is great and really welcoming!... view complete review

Helper: Miguel Renales Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France, Metropolitan Date: April 14, 2014
I had an amazing time, it was my great second experience, David and julie are... view complete review

Helper: Giulio Taddeucci Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 12, 2014
I think this is the best place where you can spend time!!!David and Julie are... view complete review

Helper: Angélique Patissier Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: October 29, 2013
I stayed with them 3 weeks and it's a very lovely family. Two boys with a lot... view complete review

Helper: Sebastien David Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: September 9, 2013
I am stayed just 1 month with the ELLIOT family but one amazing month !! It'... view complete review

Helper: Barbara Quéré Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: August 2, 2013
I stayed 1 month with the Elliot family and it was a good moment because it’s... view complete review

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