Help us with the vegetable garden, artisan preserves and general maintenance in Woodbridge, Australia



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    Hi there Workaway people.
    My name is Ann and Bill is my partner

    Our property is situated in Woodbridge, a small town 35km south of Hobart on the D'Entrecasteaux Channel.
    The property has great views of the Channel and Bruny Island with a small beach in front of the property

    Properties in the surrounding locality often have excess fruits and vegetables, which I enjoy the process of preserving and bottling for domestic and hobby purposes.
    When required, we assist other residents on local properties to pick grapes, olives and over abundance of fruits etc.
    I grow quite a bit of rhubarb and horseradish . We often trade plants and produce with our neighbors.

    Having spent the last 10 years trading at Salamanca Market, I have withdrawn, as 10 years is enough!!!
    I still like to visit local Farmers Markets.
    We need a bit of help in our small domestic vegetable garden, and Bill, my partner needs help outdoors to maintain the property. We are devoted to the no-dig technique using lots of mulch, so weeds are minimal (In a perfect world!)
    Help would be approx. 5 hours per day, with flexible hours so you can take time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
    You may prefer to help longer hours with whole days off so you can spend complete days sight seeing etc

    There is a small cabin on the property, with a double and a single bunk. It has a TV and heater. There is a 'lunch room' adjacent to the Cabin with basic cooking facilities and room to relax. Good internet reception. I will provide dinner, and often, lunch, in the main house (special needs not a problem) Breakfast is taken independently in the lunch room.

    If arriving by plane, I will more than likely be able to collect you from the airport, or there is a bus service from Hobart to Woodbridge

    Woodbridge has a small general store, post office and a great local pub called Peppermint Bay
    The village is a 10mins walk through forest and along the foreshore

    Visits of about two weeks are ideal but flexible

    There are several other Workaway hosts locally, Bruny Island and Cygnet, so you have a chance to meet like minded travelers and there are many places of interest in the vicinity.
    I would be happy to assist with information to further your travels in around Tasmania.

    Please see the photos which give an idea of the property, the helpers bungalow & breakfast/lunch area, dinners and some of the various activities the helpers help us with.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We also occasionally visit local Farmers Markets
    We assist to advise how to visit places of interest surrounding Woodbridge e.g. Bruny Island, and also other parts of Tasmania

  • Help


    Tasks include:
    Planting seedlings.
    Helping to maintain the veggie garden.
    Weeding, but I practice the no dig, much mulch technique to keep the weeds at bay.
    Help with processing excess fruits for preserving, also from neighboring properties, for domestic and hobby interest
    Otherwise, hopefully, fun.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Semi self contained bungalow overlooking the vegie garden for our workers to stay.
    Within the bungalow is a double bunk and a single bunk, a T.V, heater, WiFi and a HUGE map of Tasmania.
    There is an independent Breakfast/Lunch relax room for the workers
    Laundry & bathroom adjacent to bungalow

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many other Workawayer hosts locally, so there is the opportunity to meet up with other like minded travelers

  • A little more information

    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

    Maximum 4-5 hours, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 149691776623