Join our French/Australian family in Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia

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  • Last activity: 20 Feb 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    We are an Australian / French couple and our two young sons living close to the center of Castlemaine.

    As well as making documentary films (Alex) and working as an engineer (Yoann) we are engaged in sport and activism in the local community.

    We are politically engaged, social and love to host people. We are looking for people who want to help out around the house and possibly at the orchard.

    We have loads of projects small and large and love having people come and stay with us.

    Length of stay depends on what we're up to when you get in touch. We're happy to provide food and accommodation in a self contained studio in the garden in exchange for 4-5 hrs work a day.

    We have a 5 year old & 2 year old and we speak French & English at home.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are politically engaged activists alongside our other work, Yoann is an engineer and Alex is a filmmaker. We are more than happy to engage in conversation about the history and politics of Australia and much more.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We live in Castlemaine on Dja Dja Wurrung Country.

    At home have a small garden which can always do with some love and small renovation projects and things on the go.

    We are particularly keen on help around house and entertaining the kids who are bilingual and lots of fun.

    We have a 6 year old and 3 year old so kids are most welcome too.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    We speak French and English at home and our kids are bilingual (the younger one is just learning to talk).

  • Accommodation


    Self contained studio with queen bed, lounge room, heating, cooling, wifi, sink and en-suite in our garden.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There's some great walks nearby & so much to do in the region and Castlemaine has an amazing film, art and music scene with great gigs on every week. We can help with recommendations.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    The studio in our garden has a separate office and we have strong wifi.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 212296694474

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