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We are looking for volunteers to house sit or stay in a charming vintage caravan at our house right in the heart of Little Italy. The volunteering work involves looking after our 6 month old Borador and our two cats, spring cleaning, gardening and house sitting.
We need help in January from the 3rd until the 12th. We can offer a place for all or part of that time with minimum of 1 week.
Adrian is a builder and Kate is an sculptor and urban strategist. We're a family with two kids, two cats and a puppy.
Help in the house
You will have access to a shared office space with an architect and a project administrator to work on your own stuff.
You'll be staying in Melbourne's Little Italy and right next to La Mama Theatre. Cinema Nova, Kathleen Syme Library and Melbourne University so you can take part in their cultural programs . Or you're welcome to just chill out and nap a lot and enjoy the super fast internet.
We've got guidebooks you can borrow, and we're very happy to give local advice. We have a couple of bicycles floating around that you can borrow too.
You will be staying in the middle of one of Melbourne's most interesting inner city neighbourhoods surrounded by bars, live music, galleries and cafes.
*️️️️️️️️️ If you want to build your own projects, we can give you access to our woodworking workshop in Footscray (this will need to be organised in advance)
Our house in located about a 2 minute walk from Cinema Nova in Carlton right in the heart of the restaurant precinct. You can walk to the city, to major art galleries, parks and museums and most of the key sights of Melbourne. It's really the perfect location to explore our city.
Our current projects/jobs include:
- light gardening
- some spring cleaning
- training the 6 month old puppy
- walking the dog
- feeding the animals
We are looking for people who are reliable and self directed. Must love dogs!
1. We generally don't book volunteers more than 2 or 3 weeks in advance - our lives are too unpredictable :-)
2. However, we are always looking for carpenters to work on our various projects, so let us know if you're a qualified trade or well skilled in a relevant area in your message and we can work something out in advance
3. We do get A LOT (as in hundreds) of applications so do please make sure you make it obvious that you've read this advert in your message and if you're a qualified trade or have a particular skill please include it in the subject line of your message
Our house has two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and another with a single.
Our caravan has one double bed and either a dinette area or a second double bed. It happily accommodates our family of four while on holidays, and would best suit a couple, a family or friends travelling together.
If you're staying in the caravan you can make yourself coffee, tea and toast in the caravan which has power, water, high speed wi-fi and USB charging ports. You'll share the living areas and bathroom in the main house with everyone else.
If you need a place to work we can provide a desk for you in the office during weekdays only.
Bedding, towels, wi-fi etc are included along with all meals including snacks.
On nights it's your turn to cook, please make whatever you fancy, we will cover cost of groceries. We'll sort out the best way to organise your breakfast and lunches with you depending on your preferences.
Carlton is an cool inner urban suburb that is an easy walk or a short tram ride away from the city. If you like being in the centre of the action - then this workaway is for you.
We have public swimming pools, libraries, shops, restaurants, bars, cafes, arts galleries and live music all within an easy stroll.
It's easy to get away to the bush or the beach and we have some of camping equipment that you can borrow.
Melbourne is all about food, coffee, art and good times.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week