I live in Chewton in central Victoria on 2 acres of land with views to the surrounding hills. I have a few chickens, goats , vegetable beds and an orchard. My house is passive solar and designed to be environmentally friendly. The garden is designed on permaculture principles. Kangaroos come to the back yard regularly. Chewton has a shop/cafe, post office and hotel. It is very close to Castlemaine which is a great alternative town with many cafes, markets and creative events happening. There is a regular train from Melbourne to Castlemaine and this goes onto Bendigo then Swan Hill. There is an airport bus that takes you from Tullamarine airport and drops you at the Chewton shop, which is 700 metres from my house.
Cooking / shopping
I would like help with the garden - planting native trees and clearing weeds. Also light maintenance around the house, staining windows and decks. Or a meal to cook. I would expect 3 to 4 hours a day but am flexible. We mainly eat organic vegetarian food and sometimes fish.
If you speak French I would like to practice. My elderly father lives in the property and he speaks Estonian and basic German, so if you could talk to him in either language, that will be wonderful for him.
English, basic German and beginner's French, beginner's Estonian
I have a basic but nice shed that has a caravan inside it, with a stove, fridge, microwave, toilet, wood heater and comfy couch.This is on a large fenced space away from the main house, so you have privacy. At the moment the shed does not have a shower or the internet, so you are very welcome to use the house shower and internet.
I am looking for volunteers from March to December 2018 and all of 2019.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
3 hours a day (max 25 hours/week)