We are an experienced homestay family who have hosted 17 international students over 5 years (with the University of Queensland Homestay Program). From our home you can access all 3 major universities in Brisbane via pubic transport. Our home is located a few minutes drive to the University of Queensland (approx. 20 minute walk) and 5-10 minute walk to buses to UQ, city, Toowong and Indooroopilly and the City Cat to West End and Southbank. If you have a car there is ample street parking (regulated 7am - 7pm) and the permit cost is approximately $10 per year. The neighbourhood is quiet and close to wonderful river-side tracks for walking, jogging and cycling.
We offer you a comfortable, north-facing room in our family home, with shared bathroom facilities (there are 2 bathrooms), and use of our laundry, kitchen, pool and shared living area. Your room has a single bed, clean linen, study desk and chair, wardrobe storage, shelf and drawers. All rooms have fans and air conditioning (used in extreme heat).
We can cater for wheat and dairy free diets if needed.
We are a family of 5 (2 adults and 3 teen sons) with 2 friendly dogs and the grand-parents live in the house next door. I am a parent, student and yoga teacher. Craig is a software engineer at CSIRO. Our children all attend the local high school. I have lived in this neighbourhood for much of my life and have studied both at UQ and QUT whilst living in this location. Craig and I are both Blue Card holders and we have hosted both male and female students in the past 5 years. We offer a family homestay experience and look forward to welcoming you.