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All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 1 maybe 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 2336
Region: New South Wales

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Last Updated: June 21, 2019

Hello everyone,
We are now looking for helpers from September.
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Welcome to Oz
PLEASE READ THIS CAREFULLY
work here is with my son Matthew ,house cleaning,gardening.
For the strong are other jobs if they are interested
One person preferred , two possible.
If 2 people are here,they need to supply their own lunch as I make great dinners at night and lunch can be bought very cheaply at Westfield 5 minutes walk away
Chinese visitors especially welcome,but must be interested in speaking English
I am also interested in having a long term helper,still on HelpX terms,who might have a paying job elsewhere,or who is a student, and WILL HAVE TIME to help with the many tasks of running a household.
People planning on getting work in Sydney are welcome to stay here,BUT they must take helpx responsibility seriously.
Most of all their help will be with Matthew
We are looking for a happy tree hugging cat-lovingperson,who is interested in my son Matthew, welcome,
to share our jobs and sometimes be here without me (Jacqui)
We Matthew and I will be away some of the time,so a careful and responsible house sitter would be welcome
We like people to plan for at least two weeks, with options to extend.
My son Mathew, who is 47 years old and has Down Syndrome, and I live in a big house in the suburb of Hornsby, 35 minutes by train from the centre of Sydney.
MATT HAS A GOOD FACEBOOK PAGE NOW - see facebook link above. Also a good video of him on my Facebook page, 2nd link shown above.

We do not have a farm or a school, just a home. It matters very much that you respect our home and what is in it, as you would your mother`s house. Feet on tables etc is not OK!

People have what my family eats ,I supply breakfast: toast, cereal, tea/coffee,fruit
meat cheese salad bread for lunch sandwiches,(if one person is staying here)
and a good dinner and fruit .
There is lots of weeding and house cleaning but it is not difficult.
And you have a lot of free time explore Sydney.
Sometimes Matt and I might be away overnight or for the weekend or sometimes you might be here with Mathew without me, if you and he are comfortable with that and you will need to help him get to his day programs.

Matt is small and gentle,and people who are good with children usually get on very well with Matt.

But there are more challenging projects only for anyone who wants to undertake them.

We have 1 cat and 4 hives of Australian native bees (stingless) and don`t like cigarettes.

We are 5 minutes walk from Hornsby station, and a good library and internet cafe,and a major shopping centre, 45 minutes from Sydney centre, about the same distance from great beaches and we really like peaceful people.
Hope you will share our way of living for a while.
PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU ASK TO STAY

reviews (61)
Helper: Vivian Xxx Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: June 21, 2019
It was my first helpx experience and I thought that it might be the best unfo... view complete review

Helper: Seokin and Yeonju Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Korea, South Date: May 1, 2019
The whole month we spent with Jacqui and Matthew was perfect. Their house is ... view complete review

Helper: Amy Wang Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: May 24, 2018
I spent a wonderful week at Jacqui & Mathew's home! Jacqui is really a con... view complete review

Helper: Carina & Eve(Su yin LIN) Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: April 6, 2018
This was our first Help X experience and we were so thrilled to have Jacqui a... view complete review

Helper: Joker tang tang Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: March 22, 2018
jacqui is a very kind and elegant person ,and i think matt is very fri... view complete review

Helper: Jiatong and Lin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: August 28, 2017
Jacqui is a kind and elegant person and she always talk lightly and slowly to... view complete review

Helper: Yiyi Liu Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: August 1, 2017
Jacqui is a nice and kind lady who knows a lot about Chinese culture. She is ... view complete review

Helper: Zhiyang Cheng Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: May 30, 2017
Thanks for giving me two memorable weeks. I learned a lot from Jacqui and Mat... view complete review

Helper: DORIS CHEN Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: May 30, 2017
Hi Jacqui, I'm sorry to write this review so late... Thanks for treating me l... view complete review

Helper: Zichao Deng Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: April 10, 2017
Hi Jacqui and Mathew,sorry I am late to write this review. It was my ... view complete review

Helper: Grace Wang Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: March 6, 2017
Thanks so much for Jacqui and Matthew .Both of you are so nice . The jobs we... view complete review

Helper: Florian Gouhier Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 19, 2017
That was my first helpX and I'm happy to say it was a very good one. I spent... view complete review

Helper: Fanny and Pierre-marie Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 6, 2017
We just spend one full month on Jaqui's and Matthew's place and we LOVED IT !... view complete review

Helper: Rachel Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: April 14, 2016
Hi Jaqui and Mathew, Firstly, I'm so sorry that I give this review so late... view complete review

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Helper: Xianglei SUN Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: March 14, 2016
I had an unforgettable and a really nice time with Jacqui and Mathew for a we... view complete review

Helper: Nathanael Rolland Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 18, 2016
I spent the last 6 weeks staying with this warmful family and wish I could st... view complete review

Helper: Xiaoqin Huang Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: July 15, 2015
Jacqui is a very good host. She is a beautiful, considerate, strong woman who... view complete review

Helper: Rkia ELOUADI Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 21, 2015
Jacqui and Matthew , and Kenya the cat, are very nice and welcoming people. T... view complete review

Helper: David C Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: December 24, 2014
The last 3 weeks which I spend with Jacqui and Matthew were a great and inter... view complete review

Helper: Delphine and Quentin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: October 14, 2014
What to say about this adorable little family?... Many things! We stayed two ... view complete review

Helper: Philipp Schilling Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: September 9, 2014
I stayed with Matt and Jacqui for one week only. I had a great time there - t... view complete review

Helper: Zhao Hongxuan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: August 22, 2014
Fantastic trip here with Jacqui and Matt! I stayed with them for only two wee... view complete review

Helper: Qian and Mengdie Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: July 27, 2014
We have been with Jacqui and Matt for about two weeks. We'd say it is really ... view complete review

Helper: Montaru and Deloison Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 10, 2014
Jacquie and Matt are two very beautiful people! We stay 3 weeks, jobs are var... view complete review

Helper: Mira Ruotsalainen Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Finland Date: October 7, 2013
I enjoyed staying with Jacqui and Matt 18 days. They both are really peaceful... view complete review

Helper: Lucie and Julien Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: August 26, 2013
We are two french people and we stayed two weeks at Jacqui and Matt's house. ... view complete review

Helper: Nicole Winkler Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Austria Date: May 28, 2013
I had a wonderful first helpx experience at Jacqui's and Matt's place. I stay... view complete review

Helper: Alvin Cheng Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hong Kong Date: March 20, 2013
Jacqui paid a lot of effort in decorating the room for backpackers or HelpXer... view complete review

Helper: Michelle and Charlotte Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: March 16, 2013
We spent two short weeks with Jacqui, Matt and the cats. We were welcomed int... view complete review

Helper: Yu-ting Ho Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: February 25, 2013
What a wonderful experience at this house. We had a lovely X'mas day. They ... view complete review

Helper: Terry Stevenson Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: November 7, 2012
It was a delight staying with Jacqui and Mathew. They are warm, generous and ... view complete review

Helper: Mathieu and Audrey Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: October 27, 2012
After traveling and doing wwoofing in New Zealand for 1 year, we stayed 10 da... view complete review

Helper: Julien Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: September 21, 2012
I had a wonderful experience for my first HelpX, I stayed 3 weeks with Jacqui... view complete review

Helper: Victoria Letch Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: July 30, 2012
Jacqui and Matthew what can I say, it was a complete pleasure to share your h... view complete review

Helper: Lucile Landragin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: June 15, 2012
Great place to be (quiet, lovely and ideally-located), great people to meet (... view complete review

Helper: Marion and Charlie Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: May 23, 2012
We stayed with Jacqui and Mathew for 3 weeks and we would highly recommend th... view complete review

Helper: Annette and Phil Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: March 19, 2012
We stayed at Jacqui and Matthew’s place in Hornsby for 2 weeks. Jacqui is tr... view complete review

Helper: Eugene Rodrique Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: November 9, 2011
What can I say that hasnt been said already? Jacqui is an extremely kind ... view complete review

Helper: John and Linda Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: October 25, 2011
We had a very enjoyable week at Jacqui and Matt's calm and quiet home (which ... view complete review

Helper: Emily and Echo Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: September 21, 2011
We stayed 3 weeks in Jacqui's house and it's the best experience we had ever ... view complete review

Helper: Redhuan Daniel Oon Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Malaysia Date: July 19, 2011
I was touched by the story here, and so made a point to pay them a visit in s... view complete review

Helper: Alexandre and Gaëlle Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: June 22, 2011
We stayed 3 weeks in Jacqui's, Mathew's, Souris and Kenya's house and that pe... view complete review

Helper: Eva nagengast Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: May 16, 2011
Unfortunately I just had 7 days with Jacqui and Matthew! It was just a great... view complete review

Helper: Kemal Kaya Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Turkey Date: May 9, 2011
I stayed with Jacqui and her wonderful son Matt in the end of April and May 1... view complete review

Helper: Aurélie Ibanez Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 5, 2011
Hello, So this is my third time with Jacqui and Mat and even if I stayed few... view complete review

Helper: Benjamin Ben Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 22, 2011
I spent five weeks with Jacqui and Matt and I m remember all my life. Jacqui ... view complete review

Helper: Giuseppe and Olga Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Italy Date: March 1, 2011
We stayed with Jacqui and Matt in October 2010..few months ago..we know.. 10 ... view complete review

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Helper: Salome and Erwan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 19, 2011
we spent a couple of days with 2 very nice person! Jacqui speak slowly and i... view complete review

Helper: Wendy and Suki Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hong Kong Date: November 1, 2010
Jacqui is the first host that we met in Australia, she is a very kind person.... view complete review

Helper: Jayne and Angela Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United Kingdom Date: December 18, 2009
Jacqui is a very kind lady with a big heart. She has a lovely house with a wo... view complete review

Helper: Sylvain and Helene Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: France Date: December 1, 2009
Jacqui was very busy when we asked her if we could stay at her place. Neverth... view complete review

Helper: Laurianne ALLAIN Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: France Date: October 24, 2009
Jacqui already had helpXers when I asked her to come in, and no room left for... view complete review

Helper: Aurélie Ibanez Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: France Date: October 24, 2009
I spent an other 9 days with Jacqui and Mat. Always a happyness to go there. ... view complete review

Helper: Aurélie Ibanez Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: France Date: September 15, 2009
I've spent two weeks in their family and it was a real pleasure to be with th... view complete review

Helper: Olivier and Marie Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: France Date: June 28, 2009
Jacqui and Matthew are wonderfull hosts. We spent 2 weeks with them at the be... view complete review

Helper: Sabrina & David Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: France Date: February 19, 2009
We spent 2 weeks in their place. It was really 2 nice weeks with 2 very nice ... view complete review

Helper: Iain and Emma Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: New Zealand Date: February 12, 2009
We enjoyed a lovely fortnight with Jacqui and Matt. These folks are so specia... view complete review

Helper: Steffen Berger Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Germany Date: July 21, 2008
During our time in Australia, we visited Jaqui and Matt three times-it was so... view complete review

Helper: Gerardo Cam Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Peru Date: June 2, 2008
I was with Matt and Jacqui for a long time, while studing english, it was... view complete review

Helper: Jeanne and Aurelien Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: France Date: June 27, 2007
Wa spent 4 days in their house before leaving Australia. It was a too short a... view complete review

Helper: Stef and Emilie Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: France Date: February 6, 2007
Living with Matt and Jacqui has been a great experience and it's definitely h... view complete review

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