Recently purchased property, hence we have no reviews just yet. This fertile 9.2 acre property is set up on a hill surrounded by forest and two fresh water creeks meeting at the base. Ideal for creek swims and nature walks. There are established fruit and nut orchards, a passive solar design house and cottage, water tanks and veggie patch. The vision is to create a functioning small farm and hold small festivals and events celebrating the growing and sharing of food, nature appreciation/ritual, dance, yoga, music, etc etc. But that is a while down the track....At the moment this is a vision, not a reality, it's more about maintenance, building, trying to grow food and growing a baby :) Sharing good food is a big part of life here. Work is suitable for food lovers who enjoy nature, with an interest in alternative and sustainable lifestyles.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Your host is a massage therapist, yoga instructor and cook who has volunteered around the world and is now thrilled to be host. Learn about healthy cooking, oriental medicine, permaculture, yoga, sustainable and communal living, massage, meditation, visioning and connecting to your passion and purpose. There are many community events is Hepburn Shire and a progressive, creative and pragmatic community. This is a social household and volunteers are welcome to join in. There will be time working and eating alone, when your host is working or visiting the city on occasion. Your host speaks a little Italian and would love to be able to learn more. Must like dogs, 'Lucky' is a very friendly border collie who lives here.
Help includes veggie patch and fruit/nut orchard care, food preparation and preservation, fire maintenance, weed management, general gardening, small building projects, general maintenance and upkeep, walking the dog.... etc etc Open to ideas and creativity. Artists and musicians welcome.
English and small amount of Italian
Accommodation in self-contained cottage (suitable for couple), guest bedroom in house and camping over summer months, depending on availability.
30 minute walk on marked trail to the well-know natural mineral springs of Hepburn. 10 minute walk to local pub and less than a 10 minute drive to main tourist town centre of Daylesford, 25 mins to Castlemaine. Your host can pick up from bus in Hepburn (preferable) or train in Castlemaine.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week