Permaculture and organic farming family in Malmsbury, Australia



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  • Beschreibung


    We are a friendly family of four: two adults (Mum, Dad) and two children (Ethan, eleven years old and Rafaela, four years old). My husband is an academic, and I am a school teacher. We live in Malmsbury, which is a rural area that is one hour exactly from the Melbourne CBD by train (the train station is a five minute walk from our house). Malmsbury is a combination of farmland and native forest, and there are kangaroos and other animals in the area. We breed chickens and ducks using an organic, free range permaculture system, and maintaining our large (and expanding) flock of animals keeps us pretty busy.

    We have hosted many people in the past, and enjoy meeting new people. Help in exchange for meals and board in our comfortable caravan. Tasks include a combination of 'eco work' (making kombucha, making jam, building henhouses, gardening etc) and everyday housework, food preparation, gardening, home maintenance etc. We usually ask for around 20 hours of help per week. Helpers are included in all aspects of our life, including outings to swimming holes and farmers markets, and parties at friends houses.

    Helpers are provided with all meals and snacks. Breakfast and lunch are self-service, with a shared evening meal.

    We try to run an eco-conscious home, so helpers who are interested in this kind of lifestyle tend to be a good fit. We cook and eat primarily organic food, and you will learn how to manage poultry and grow veggies.

    Couples and families are welcome by arrangement. They give our kids new people to play with.

    Enjoy your travels!


  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten

  • Projekte mit Kindern

    Projekte mit Kindern

    Dieses Projekt schließt möglicherweise den Umgang mit Kindern ein. Mehr Informationen findest du in unseren Verhaltensregeln und Tipps hier.

  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Travellers are welcome to participate in all aspects of family life. We have shared meals, go for walks, visit farmers markets, go swimming in local water holes and check out local wildlife.
    De (mum) is very involved in local farming activities, and travellers can learn a lot about regenerative agriculture if they are interested in this. Travellers will primarily learn about ducks, chickens and quail, and by the end of their stay will have an extremely good understanding of how to work with these animals.

    We have several references on the website Helpx. Travellers can check out what others have said about us there.

  • Arbeit


    Travellers are asked to help with a wide range of tasks, and we usually try to balance the less exciting housework with more stimulating gardening, eco activities (like kombucha and jam making) and animal care.

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Englisch: Fließend
    Chinesisch (Mandarin): Fließend

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Sprachaustausch an
    I want to improve my Mandarin Chinese

  • Unterkunft


    Accommodation is in a very comfortable caravan.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    We are near lots of great towns. These are towns that were built during the 1860s gold rush. There is a lot to see and do, and good local transport systems. We have a lot of friends in the area who are doing interesting farming, building and eco activities, and we are always getting involved in these.

    Helpers will have no trouble visiting the nearby towns of Castlemaine, Daylesford and Bendigo (amongst others). It is also only a one hour train trip to downtown Melbourne either by car or train, and we can often provide helpers with transport to Melbourne.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Dieser Gastgeber nimmt gern Digital Nomads bei sich auf.

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Platz für Wohnmobile.

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Dieser Gastgeber ist bereit, Reisende mit Haustieren bei sich aufzunehmen.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal


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    20 hours per week

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 572498756535