Enjoy being surrounded by wild nature, swimming in the river and helping with food, gardening and cooking in Tasmania, Australia

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  • Description


    Hi my name is Emma, I am a group exercise trainer and lover of all things outdoors, hiking, Mt biking, snow boarding, surfing, growing food and yoga and meditation. I have a 20 acre property on the beautiful North West Bay River which I am in the planning stages of developing into a nature based retreat centre. Currently I'm working on landscaping, Setting up a Bell Tent Accommodation, developing the food garden and the building / renovation design. I live here with my 3 daughters (50% of the time) and my partner Chris who also has an 85 acre property on the Tasman Peninsula where we visit often to surf and work on establishing a small fruits farm. My property, River Front Haven is located 20 mins south of Hobart. We have 15 chickens and a large vegetable garden. The house overlooks the river and native bush, there are rock climbing cliffs along the river a 10 min walk from the house. Anyone with experience in business planning, graphic design, and website building would also be helpful.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers will be able to enjoy a Tasmanian natural landscape, river swimming hole and rock climbing crag. Guests can learn food gardening skills and are welcome to join us when we travel to the Tasman Peninsula to work on Chris's property and surf.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    would love some help with any of the following: food gardening, composting, landscaping, cooking, design ideas, creative projects, business plan, website.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Room with double bed separate to the house, shared amenities. Depending on how many hours guests want to work I can provide food or we can share food.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    River Front Haven is located 20 mins from Hobart CBD, Bruny Island Ferry terminal, Mt Wellington, the Huon Valley and is only 5 mins from the township of Margate where there is a bus service. You can explore the North West Bay River by rock hopping along the river bed or rock climbing. From Chris's property at Murdunna there are many places to explore on the Tasman Peninsula.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    plenty of flat space for a Campervans

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    dogs yes, no cats as my daughter is allergic.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 3-5 hours a day 5 days a week

Host ref number: 237812463477

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