We are trying to live as sustainably as possible. I am an ex-chef and my partner is a climate change scientist with CSIRO. We have poultry, pigs, cattle, dogs and a market garden. We are 1km from the water, close to Cygnet township in a nice little valley called Lymington in Southern Tasmania. We provide good food, internet and either a caravan with a double bed attached to the house or a room with 2 bunks. We offer help with language, interesting conversation, pick up from Hobart on week-days, pushbikes and an occasional beer. In exchange we expect 4.5 hours honest help for each night accommodated. The tasks will vary depending on your knowledge, experience and skills. We prefer a minimum of 2 week stay.
Help in the house
Weeding, planting, mowing, brushcutting, fencing, animal feeding, brewing, occasional animal slaughtering and butchering (only if you want to), moving cattle, general maintenance and painting. Cooking if you want to.
French, English, German, some Italian and a little Spanish and Japanese
A caravan attached to the house with a double bed or private room with 2 single beds, shared bathroom.
You can get a lift into Hobart most week-days to see the sights in the big smoke, we have a small boat for fishing when the weather permits, the beach is within bike riding distance, Cygnet also where you will find a library, coffee shops and galleries. Be prepared for active discussion especially on the subject of sustainable living. We have some house rules which we will give you when you arrive, they are pretty basic and we are easy going and used to living with people from a variety of different back grounds. Please make initial contact via email as we work outside most of the day. Tasmania is on Eastern Standard Time if you want to call please try between 13.30 & 14.30.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
We are both dual nationals and have travelled extensively ourselves, we like hearing your travel stories and are happy to share ours, we are middle aged but young at heart. Didier is working for CSIRO on Sea Level rises, he has also spent time working in upper atmospheric and solid state physics. I have spent time as a manager with Cirque du Soleil on tour, a chef with the Antarctic Division and a teacher. We have been farming for 8 years but welcome new ideas and feedback on ways to improve the way we do things.
5 hours a day 5 days a week-flexibly worked
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