Come and help our family around our property in Yarra Valley, Australia



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    59 y.o married couple with 4 children (Three married and one still at home ) - property of 6.54 acres with a couple of sheep … John currently employed by Victoria Police as detective (soon to retire) and Judy is now retired stay at home nanny of 4 grandchildren.

    Love to travel and share experiences with world travellers. Have a passion for mission work and have worked in East Timor, Solomon Islands, Uganda, holidayed in Bali, Bangkok, India, Kenya, Himalayas, USA. Canada, UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Andorra, Switzerland, Germany, Thailand, Cambodia, New Zealand name a travelling.....

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Charity Work

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Share the joys of travelling and experiences had. Share the beauty of The Yarra Valley Wine Region and native animals of Australia.

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    Have large vegetable garden which always need attention. Have three hothouses which grow vegetables etc and have small orchard with 25 + fruit trees and plenty of gardens to weed and modify.

    If you are talented at landscaping there are a couple of hundred smaller bluestone pavers for garden edging to be laid.

    Fencing can always do with some attention.

    Fire wood to cut and split, ferns and thistles to be dug out etc etc etc.

    Paint work also available, sheds need touch up and re paint.

    Happy for you to make yourself at home and even jump in the kitchen and surprise us with your culinary delights.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Negotiable depending on length of stay & when. Have double room available at most times with ensuite.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Residence close to public transport, bus 500 meters - train 12 kilometers.

    Access to wireless internet and telephone.

    Location is the centre of the Yarra Valley Wine Region with numerous tourist attractions within a short drive. IE. Healesville Sanctuary, Puffing Billy Historical Train, Dandenong Ranges

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Generally 4 but negotiable

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