General help on the bushy outskirts of Melbourne

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family of five - 3 boys age 13,16 and 18 We have traveled extensively and would love to introduce our boys to different people and cultures.
    We are situated in Hurstbridge a beautiful bushy community on the outskirts of Melbourne (which can be reached by Metro trains.) We are on the edge of the Yarra Valley and are surrounded by wineries, some great Cafes and shops. We are a busy, active social household and belong to several local community groups.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Having travelled extensively we are keen to expose our children to people fron different countries and cultures. We are proud of the area that we live in and would love to show people what our local area has to offet

  • Help

    Help

    The volunteer work will depend on what projects are on the go - currently we are putting wicking beds in the garden (organic); mulching and looking at building a shed as well as painting the outside of the house. It may just be playing sport/games with the boys whose favourites are Basketball; Cricket and Soccer. We are looking for people who are enthusiastic and are prepared to pitch in with whatever is on the go.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a Glamping style Bell ten on a platform on the backyard . You are welcome to share the lounge/kitchen in the house and we also have a large very relaxing deck with rural views. Bathroom facilities are also in the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Train station to the city is 15 minute walk and it is about 55 mins to the city. We will pick up people from the station if possible. We have a seven seat car so are able to transport our family and additional guests. There are several wineries within a ten minute drive (or it is a possibility to bike ride to some of the closer ones). St Andrews market is five minute drive away and there is a local bus that runs. We often have wildlife in the back yard that has included echidna; kangaroos; possums; blue tongues and lots of birds. We would prefer people who do not smoke.

  • 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?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

In summer we will hopefully set up the bell tent for accommodation.
The boys aged 14; 12 and 10 this picture is now a couple of years old they have all grown since this was taken








Host ref number: 469527885837