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Persons: up to 10
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 49539
Region: Victoria

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Last Updated: November 26, 2019

I am what some may term a "Trendy Nanna" - some people refer to me as "Nifty Nanna" - anyway I am a Nanna to many - both blood and "adopted" - I am now retired and live in my own home which is far to big for me alone so I have opened it up for share accommodation - mostly for students from all over the world - I have many "new children" and have been lucky enough to visit some of them in their homelands and even to attend a couple of their weddings - I have eight of my own children and many grandchildren and great grandchildren - both blood and adopted and they are scattered world wide - I am now on nocturnal dialysis and have been trained so that I can carry out the procedure myself at home which I do 5 nights a week. I am an habitual magpie which seriously needs attending to and I absolutely love gardening. I am a born again Christian and would like my guests to attend church with me on Sunday morning and a local group meeting called URBS every second Tuesday evening,

I live in Geelong, Victoria which is the gateway to the Great Ocean Road- and

Accommodation depends on who is here and also time of year..I have a large house and can accomodate many visitors at a time and welcome people from all over the world .... sleeping arrangements can range from a fully furnished single room to a day bed in the office/family room, to my Kombi van, a shared bunkhouse, or a tent in the garden in the summer time . Whatever it is it is clean and all bedding & towels are provided. These days meals are mostly self serve, sometimes I cook - snacks, & toiletries are your own responsibility - all food is provided - there is a fridge in most rooms and in the bunkhouse - use of washing machine or Laundromat close by.

Helpx stay is normally up to 4 weeks duration- extend by negotiation - volunteer help is usually 5 hours a day but is negotiable and currently due to my health after an accident could be more hours and more things carried out than detailed, however I try to make up extra time worked by giving extra time off. Looking forward to hosting many more guests from all over the world.

Here are what some helpers who are not from Helpx have to say about their stay - (I spent nearly 3 weeks with Robyn. She was very kind and to me was like my grandmother who always cared about me and gave me guidance. She was always happy to answer my questions about Aussie lifestyle, (although sometime my questions were goofy, haha). Also she helped me a lot on improving my English. Thank you for everything Robyn. I hope to see you again in the future -- We stayed with Robyn for two weeks and we had a great time. She introduced us to a lot of nice people, so we could get in touch with other locals. We were especially happy to be taken to her church, which was an amazing experience for us.The work was more than fair, most of the time we were helping in the garden, but we also helped in the kitchen or with some technology problems.Thank you so much Robyn, for the time we spent together, God bless you! ---- I stayed at Robyns house at the end of November. There is a variety of tasks depending on her daily abilities. I worked in the garden, in the house, supported her daily care or drove her to several appointments. As it can be numerous that needs to be done, she tried to balance a full day of work with a day off. Thanks for encouraging my driving Thanks for encouraging my driving skills and the nice room next to the garden. All the best to you and Kuki. God bless you.--- We spent 1 week in Geelong in Robyn's house! She is very sweet ! she helped us to organise our free time and she gave us many advice ! She cooks very well, we love her Pavlova! The city is only 10 min with bus and it's very beautiful ! Also the bowling in Geelong it's very funny! We spent a very good time with her ! She is magnificent ! ----

By the way I have a memory wall on which my helpers paint a picture and leave a message - just for fun - hope this gives you a bit of an insight into who I am - should you have any further questions please ask -- take care - safe travelling and God Bless

reviews (11)
Helper: Seokin and Yeonju Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Korea, South Date: March 20, 2019
We stayed at Robyn's place for 2 weeks and another 4days when we came back fr... view complete review

Helper: Robert LIN Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: August 13, 2018
Robynís house was my first stop in Australia and I stayed with her almost hal... view complete review

Helper: Yan Liang Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: June 28, 2018
I started my helpx journey with Robyn on March 2017 for two weeks. Robyn is l... view complete review

Helper: Gao JIANMEI Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: June 26, 2018
Robyn is the person who gave me couragement to live in another different cou... view complete review

Helper: Zhefu Zhong Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: June 26, 2018
I highly recommend you spend a few weeks to experience an Aussie-style life h... view complete review

Helper: Ben Xu Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: April 12, 2018
I stayed here for two weeks with a fellow from Maldives. Work here is not too... view complete review

Helper: Shanbin Wang Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: February 20, 2017
Robyn is a very optimistic and cheerful "young grandmother". Although my stay... view complete review

Helper: Ana Rodriguez Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: February 9, 2017
I stayed with Robyn for a month, and se was the perfect host. She treated me ... view complete review

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Helper: Sam Kung Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: December 14, 2016
I have just left from Robyn and I am rememering our time on the train now. On... view complete review

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Helper: Huiyu ZENG Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: September 2, 2016
I stayed with Roybn for two week. It was a memorable experience. Roybn is con... view complete review

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Helper: Paulo Cantillano Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Chile Date: August 17, 2016
I'm sorry for this experience. I contacted her and everything was great but a... view complete review

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