What is Home Hosting? The Home Hosting programme is coordinated by the Taste Coleambally- Food and Farm Festival to assist visitors and exhibitors to find accommodation during the busy Festival period. Home Hosting is a bed and light breakfast style accommodation service whereby clients are 'billeted' by local residents in their private homes. Hosts provide visitors with a cosy bed, full linen and light breakfast (cereal, fruit, toast, tea /coffee/ juice) topped off with Country Hospitality! As a host you will be paid for your hospitality at a set rate devised by the Taste Coleambally- Food and Farm Festival . And the best part is you will have the opportunity to meet really great people from all over Australia!
What Do I Need to Provide? Hosts are asked to provide each guest with: A cosy bed fitted with fresh linen, clean blankets and 2 pillows Bed side table and lamp A place for guests to hang / store clothing and personal items Fresh towel daily Electric blankets optional A spare blanket in the room A light breakfast each morning consisting of toast and cereal, fruit, tea/coffee and juice. NB: The breakfast menu is set at the discretion of the HOST with consideration given to guest dietary requirements. You may provide a breakfast menu of your choosing as long as the basics are provided. NB: Lunch and Evening Meals are NOT included in the hosting package.
Home and Content Insurance ALL HOSTS MUST HAVE THEIR OWN HOME INSURANCE. It is strongly recommended that you check with your own insurer as to your coverage in the event of an accident or theft involving Home Hosting clients (paying guests)
Home Inspections To ensure guests have a quality experience, Taste Coleambally will need to conduct a brief Inspection of all new host homes and will be arranged at a time suitable with you. The duration of this inspection is 15 minutes in which time the Coordinator will need to see the bedrooms, bathroom and toilet facilities being offered. All inspections are confidential
Host Payment Particulars Taste Coleambally- Food and Farm Festival Home Hosting will receive payments from Guests prior to the commencement of their stay with you and will distribute payments to Hosts. As a host you are not required to handle any money.
Client Cancellations If a guest fails to show up for accommodation booked with you by the Festival Home Hosting Program then you will still receive a small cancellation payment for each guest booking. This payment is not applicable if we have been able to fill your accommodation with another visitor booking at the last minute.
How Can I Register to be a Host? Please download the Host Registration Form and email your completed accommodation registration as quickly as possible to firstname.lastname@example.org A prompt reply will increase your chances of securing a guest. Once received we will process your application and contact you to arrange a home inspection. Once accepted we will match your facilities and requirements with an appropriate guest. We will then notify you of your allocation(s) by phone/email and you will receive your guest(s) details. The guest is advised to contact the host directly to introduce themselves and advise them of any special dietary requirements.