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Perth
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1/4
Persons: 1 person
Category: Other
Host ID: 22382
Region: Western Australia

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Last Updated: December 6, 2018

OPPORTUNITIES

1 Wood working

2 Gardening helping host to lift and move things around.

3 Painting.

WHEN

As soon as possible

IDEAL Person

The ideal person would be a sightseer visiting Perth for a few weeks to maybe a month and who can speak english and work reasonably independently. I do not take couples but two women could be fine if they can work independently of each other. I do not micro manage backpackers and the person must be able to speak good english.

THE HOST

I am retired, active, independent male. I have cycled 2/3 of the world on a bike, swim 3-4 km/wk, am a major blood donor in Australia and do medical research.

WHAT THE HOST IS OFFERING

Will exchange 7 days free accommodation (no meals) for two days (approx. 6hr/d). The time staying here can be extended by mutual agreement. Minimum time 2 weeks. Some backpackers have stayed here for more than 6 months but they have to be good. Some keep returning. The house is equipped with fast unlimited internet. Bicycles are provide for sight seeing.

If you have other skills, let me know and I may have other work for you.

I am only interested in an honest backpacker. Not interested in socialites and big talkers. Have been ripped off by a few smart ass back packers.


MY REFERENCE RATING

My references are rated at 5 stars, with one exception: Two french people who thought themselves to be very important, talked big but could not match it doing jobs. Latins are often a problem.

WHAT THE HOST IS NOT OFFERING
(READ VERY CAREFULLY TO AVOID EMBARRASSMENT LATER)

I am not offering:

1 couch surfing or short term stay
2 free accommodation for part time or full time students or full time employed backpackers, in exchange for work;
3 a postal address where backpackers can get their Tax File Number, mobile account set up, registration for a vehicle or anything else which involves post being sent to my address; and
4 accomodation to people who normally live in Perth or Fremantle or their surrounds.
5 accomodation for cool dudes, mobile junkies, couples, users or domineering backpackers.

PRIME LOCATION FOR VISITING PERTH

Location and view of the house can be viewed on Google maps. It is an ideal location (prime location) for visiting Perth. It is a very safe area. It is 3km from the University of Western Australia, 2km from the Swan River, 4km from Cottesloe beach and is on a bus route to Perth (7km), Fremantle (13km) and Cottesloe (4km). It is halfway between Perth and Fremantle.

SPANISH ENGLISH EXCHANGE

If you can speak Spanish and want to learn English, that would be a plus but I do not substitute speaking Spanish for help.

ENJOY AUSTRALIA, You only live once but do it safely and honestly. May your God be with you.

LEGENDS TO PHOTOS

Photo 1: St Johns Newfoundland, Canada after cycling the Trans Canada Hwy from from Vancouver (BC)

Photo 2: Cruising in the Antarctic on a Russia Research Vessel;

Photo 3: Bush Walking on the Bibbulmun Track (Perth to Albany, 940km) in Western Australia

Photo 4: Inspecting a brick wall Winston Churchill built in England. Note the lean on it: It is like his politics

Photo 5: Mount Everest Base camp 2016 with my children

Photo 6: Playing music with friends

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