- Stefan School Teacher (38)
- Belinda Landscape Designer (37)
- Sebastian (5)
- Izsak (3)
G'day from the sunny Gold Coast, Australia!
We are an active family of four. We are fun, friendly, polite, clean, and will treat your home with the utmost respect. We love to spend our time together in the great outdoors, especially at the beach, hiking, canoeing or camping. Stefan is a mad keen surfer and golfer whilst Belinda loves to unwind with yoga or a long sunset walk on the beach.
We are genuine straightforward people and our home is modest and functional. We purchased our home one year ago and being an old, character filled home, it is also a work in progress - we are constantly making improvements. We like our creature comforts such as coffee machine, television, etc but we do not own a 'showroom' home. What we have we take care of, and of course we will take good care of your home too!
December 19 — December 26, 2015
A simultaneous exchange is preferred but not essential. We are also open to hospitality exchanges.
December 20 — January 16, 2016
We would like a snow based holiday - preferably on snow or close to slopes. Doesn't have to be Whistler. Simultaneous exchange preferred but not essential.
April 3 — April 19, 2015 These dates are flexible
Snow holiday. Preferably Nozawa. Open to suggestions though.
April 3 — April 19, 2015 These dates are flexible
Somewhere natural preferred - not in the city. Bach would be nice. North or South Island possible.
September 20 — October 10, 2015 These dates are flexible
Simultaneous preferred but not essential.
We live less than 400 m from one of the best surfing breaks in the world, Kirra. The surf is so good that unfortunately Belinda often describes herself as a 'surfing widow'.
We recently had the pleasure of experiencing a hospitality exchange with Pia, Jasper, and their family. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting them and their extended family while we were there and we had the good fortune to arrive just in time for their annual crayfish netting weekend. The minute you arrive with the family you can instantly feel at home and relaxed. It was wonderful gaining an insight into Swedish life, and they have truly created a home that is connected to nature. We hope some day that we can return the favour and host them in our home in Australia! Thank you for a warm and unique introduction to Sweden!
Thank you so much Belinda and Stefan for this wonderful exchange in July - August 2014. We enjoyed our time there. The house is great for the holidays. The garden and the house is very well equipped and our children loved playing outside. The location has everything you need in walking distance (bakery, supermarket, restaurants..). The beach is very close. We loved just walking or running along the beach. The house is also close to the best attractions in the Gold Coast. We were lucky to meet Chris. She is very welcoming and helpful. It was the first home exchange and it was a wonderful experience!
We recently stayed in the home of Alexandre and Valerie, in Albi. We had a wonderful time and the home was well equipped for life with children. There are many activities in the area and further afield, and a trip to the Pyrenees is only 2 hours away! Their neighbours were very welcoming and helpful and we enjoyed our time there very much!
We have just completed a fantastic simultaneous exchange with Belinda and Stefan. Their house was a beautiful oasis to come home to at the end of big days at the beach and exploring all the wonders of the Gold Coast! The gentle rocking in the hammocks on the back deck was a favourite and it was a pleasure to come home to an immaculate house. We would love to organise future exchanges with this family.
We recently had the pleasure of a weeks simultaneous stay at Joanne and Brent's home in Yamba. It was a blissful and relaxing week spent surfing, swimming in their pool, hiking the Angourie Coastal Track, and catching up with family. Should you have the opportunity to exchange with this family you will feel immediately at ease and comfortable in their home. They took great care of our home and we look forward to more exchanges with them in the future!
We completed a long weekend exchange with Belinda, Stefan and family and we had a great time. Their home was exactly as pictured. We have 3 children and they had a great time playing the in the backyard treehouse and on the trampoline. There were also lots of toys in the home for our kids to play with (we hope that we put everything away properly!). Belinda went to the effort of getting a crib/cot set up for our youngest and they left us with some suggestions of things to do in the area. We went canoeing and rode the bicycles along the coastal pathways. We had pizza at a restaurant that Stefan and Belinda recommended and it was very good (we are pizza lovers). Their home is very close to everything that you would need and of course the beaches on the gold coast are very beautiful. When we returned to our home, we could see that it had been well taken care of. We look forward to exchanging with Stefan and Belinda and family in the future. Thank you!
If you are thinking of exchanging with Alison and Chris - do not hesitate! We recently had the pleasure of staying in their home over the Easter break and it was wonderful. Their home is clean, spacious and well equipped for life with a family. The house is only a short drive to the beach although sometimes it was tempting just to stay at home and enjoy their wonderful yard and refreshing swimming pool. We returned home to a clean and tidy house and so nice to have the laundry done and beds made - Thank you! We look forward to more swaps together in the future.