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Finding work for 2 whilst travelling...

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  • Added on: May 5th, 2011
Any tips or stories?

I'll be travelling RTW with my boyfriend at the end of the year, we've got budget to get all the way around successfully, but are considering a bit of holiday work to prolong the trip/get some spare cash - probably on an Oz or New Zealand working holiday visa... but how easy it is for two people to get work in the same/close(ish) location when abroad? Bearing in mind different work experience and skills... If on my own I'd probably go wherever the cool sound job/salary was, but neither of us have enough spare cash to linger and job hunt, so it's both work or no work!!

I could go into more details, but I'm more interested to know how other couples/friends/family might have found the combination of trying to work & stick together whilst travelling? - without conflicts preferably! :lol:

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  • Added on: May 9th, 2011
I say it's quite easy to find work together.

Currently my partner and I are working as a couple at an Outback Wilderness Resort in South Australia. Its great because food is included and rent costs $104 per week. We get our own bedroom and bathroom and free internet. There's nothing to spend money on out here so after 5 or 6 months its not uncommon for people to have a solid 15,000-20,000 in the bank. No joke.

From what I understand, there are plenty of jobs like this at resorts all over Australia, especially in more remote locations. The Whitsundays, Kangaroo Island, the Flinders Ranges and the Northern Territory are just a few of the regions where I personally know of people who worked as a couple.

When doing research and asking around to see who is hiring, let them know you're applying as a couple. I think some places prefer couples because they get to fill one room with two people as opposed to only filling it with one.

So yeah, check out resorts with onsite lodging for staff.
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  • Added on: May 15th, 2011
That sounds great! I'll definately have a look into that kind of work in more detail... Be nice to save up a bit of money too if possible as it means we can do more travelling after. Thanks for the advice :)




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