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Category: Homestay
Host ID: 82487
Region: Victoria

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Last Updated: July 24, 2019

We are looking for someone to help out in a nanny/housekeeping role for a week or more.

We live in Clifton Hill , Melbourne, which is a great inner city suburb just 10 minutes train trip or 15/20minute bike ride in to the city. Our house is close to public transport, the Yarra River and Merri Creek, with lots of parks, walking trails and great cafes nearby.

We are a fairly easy going family who love being out and about - bike riding, kayaking, going to the beach etc etc. We often go away for the weekend, and you would be welcome to join us to explore beautiful places around Victoria.

Ben is a lawyer, and Inger used to work in Environmental education, and is currently a full time mum, and volunteering at the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre. We have two kids - a boy who is 5 and a girl who is 3. They are fun and playful with A LOT of energy. They love to try new food and learn new languages.

We also have a cat called Zabel.

You would have your own room with a comfy queen sized bed, access to a bike, all meals provided, free Wifi, and the workload wont be too tough!

Things you could help us with include planning and cooking dinner, cleaning, looking after the little ones, gardening and general housekeeping. It would be great if you are available to help with kinder pick-up from 4pm - 5.30pm on Thursdays (by bike or foot - no need to drive a car).

Having someone around to help us with these tasks makes our life much happier!

We expect approximately 3 hours of work per day, but occasionally this would be more, and some days less. If you have an opportunity to head off for a day or two to explore, that would be fine.

We prefer it if you are self directed and motivated in terms of getting things done – you can choose when you do things to work in best with your plans. Melbourne is a great place so we hope you can get out and explore it as much as possible! I will give you a list of things we need help with – but I won’t tell you what to do and when to do it (I spend enough time telling my kids what to do!). You can look through the list and decide what to do each day. Occasionally there may be a specific time when I need your help, or I may ask that one of the jobs gets done on a particular day, but for the most part, we are pretty flexible! As long as you help out around 3 hours each day we will be happy :-)

Also, our children watch very little TV, and we try to limit the time we spend on our devices around them - particularly at meal times (no phones at the dinner table, or when we are sharing meals together). If this would be difficult for you, then our family is not for you!

We will only host one person at a time, so please don't request to stay if there are two or more of you. Sorry.

We are currently have availability until the 10th of August, and then again from the end of August.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

We look forward to finding the right person to help us out and to share this great place with! Thanks.


Inger and Ben

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