Help us develop a country retreat near Daylesford, rural Victoria

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  • Description

    Description

    We have a beautiful family home set on 5 acres of structured gardens and bush settings. It is located in rural Victoria in the popular wine and spa region near Daylesford. Ballan or Castlemaine are only 30 mins away and the train from these towns will get you into Melbourne in 1 hour. (We can pick you up from either of these railway stations). This area is a great base for exploring this old gold mining area. You can experience the great outdoors by bushwalking, mountain biking, wineries etc!

    We are a middle aged couple that love to travel and share experiences with other travellers! We have accommodation for two people. We are looking for enthusiastic people to assist with a range of projects from updating our social media, creating a sculpture for our garden, gardening/landscaping, and other small building projects. We are fun people who enjoy having other adventurous positive people around! Our goal is to establish a BnB focusing on those diagnosed with cancer and their carers offering relaxed stays together with art therapy. We currently have yoga classes and dance classes running on a weekly basis which anyone is welcome to participate in.

    Anne is an oncology nurse and beauty and massage therapist while Sean is a glass artist and a handyman.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help

    Help

    We want to further develop the gardens as well as establishing raised vegetable beds. We have a large dam that we want to beautify by building a small jetty, planting water lilies and stocking it with fish. At the same time we are building a courtyard and a deck so we would love people who have carpentry and stonemason skills with lots of enthusiasm being the key skill! Our expectation is that the volunteers would work 5hrs per day for 5 days and have two full days off to sight-see. We also have a small car that is available for the volunteers to use if they have an international drivers licence.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They will learn a little of our way of life and we welcome volunteers to join in and socialise with us and our friends.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There is one room available with either a queen bed with a single mattress for those not so intimately connected! There is a wardrobe and a shared bathroom and kitchen. You can make your own meals or join Anne and Sean for a shared meal and you would be welcome to avail yourself of the many restaurants around the area.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The Daylesford/Hepburn region is known as 'spa country' with Hepburn Springs a 45 minute walk through native bushland. The Chocolate Mill is a short 500m walk where there are delicious home made chocolates and good coffee. The Gold Fields walking trail is very close by and our bicycles are available for use. Many wineries are are a short drive away as are a number of significant country towns such as Ballarat, Bendigo, Castlemaine. On our 5 acres we have a number of beautiful birds attracted to the native flora and we also have a visiting koala and a number of kangaroos and wallabies.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    5.0hrs

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Help Anne and Sean develop a country European style retreat in rural Victoria.
Help Anne and Sean develop a country retreat in rural Victoria.











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