We are a household of four - Cath (Mum) Hazel (15) Oscar (23)and Stewart Dad. We love to travel but find it hard to leave our lovely home, so we invite travellers into our lives instead.
Cath and I like to do yoga at least once a week. We also help run a monthly ecstatic dance Jam called Dance Your Socks Off!!! in a small community hall. Great Fun. It is well attended by a good cross section of people who are into ecstatic dance.
We are active members of an intentional community in Central Victoria. You can get here by catching a train from Melbourne to Castlemaine, it is a 1.5 hour trip and we will pick you up from the station.
This intentional community designed along permaculture principles by David Holmgren. It is an eco village, home for 32 individuals ranging in age from 12 months to 83 years. We have a lake stocked with fish and an organic orchard of cherries, apples, pears and plumbs to name a few. The communally owned eucalypt forest is 330 acres. A forest that is slowly healing itself after 150 years of abuse.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
Gardening. Forestry. Experience life in an intentional community.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
If you have a skill or passion you would like to share we would love you to bring that with you.
It is great if you can function as part of a dynamic household, that means helping with food preparation and cleaning up etc.
The work you will be doing really depends on the season. It could involve working in the orchard, gardening or even forestry. Sometimes work might involve work in the kitchen preserving food. You never can tell every day is different.
We generally like people to stay for at least 10 days, That allows people to get into the rhythm of the place.
You will live in our house. We have a spare bedroom. The other accommodation possibility is a small room with bunks in the barn.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
4 hours a day