A welcoming family in a vibrant country town

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Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    We welcome workawayers into our family, enjoying the friendship and cultural exchange that comes from having travellers stay in our home. We make an effort to introduce our visitors to the beautiful countryside and historic gold rush town where we live. Castlemaine is home to a vibrant community with a rich arts and music scene, friendly cafes serving good coffee and a diverse range of people striving and innovating for a more sustainable future.

    Our house is a short walk or ride from the centre of Castlemaine in one direction and national park in the other. Melbourne is a pleasant one and a half hour train trip from Castlemaine station.

    We are small, happy family with two kids (aged 7 and 9). We love sharing good food, good company and ideas. We want our home to reflect our values. We work towards reducing our environmental footprint by growing some of our own food and making our house more sustainable. We work and study in the fields of ecology and economics.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We can teach travellers about the local flora and fauna (Cassia is a botanist/ecologist/garden designer) and about Australian politics (Warwick is an economist and political researcher and writer).

  • Help

    Help

    We would welcome people interested in gardening or house improvements such as painting and building.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, very rudimentary spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have two guest rooms, one with a double bed and one with a single bed. You will also have your own bathroom.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    About three and half hours per day, five days per week.

Our family
Kangaroos outside our back gate.













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