Small family looking for helping hands near Melbourne, Australia




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    **** Updated 15 November 2019****

    Looking to host a new helper from 14 December!

    Small family of 3 looking for help with day to day tasks around the house and yard.

    We have recently moved so we need some help around the yard including assembling the trampoline (together with me) and setting up the veggie garden. I'd also love some help cooking so if you like to cook that would be a bonus.

    If you have experience with horses that would be great, we don't have our own, but are likely to have one visiting over the summer.

    We live 50 minutes from Melbourne city by train just outside of town and close to the station (17 minutes walk or you can borrow a bike) so you can easily access the city.

    We are on 2 acres and we are regularly visited by kangaroos in the front yard or back paddock. We also have 2 Jack Russells, 11 hens and a stick insect, so looking for somebody who loves all kinds of animals (and insects).

    4 hours per day (20 hours per week) in exchange for room and meals.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    It’s the ideal place to experience a small town in Australia with easy access to Melbourne city.

    The Macedon Ranges region is located to the north and north-west of of Melbourne and has the largest concentration of natural mineral springs in the country due to its location in a mountainous area formed by volcanic activity.
    The majority of the springs are concentrated around Daylesford and Hepburn Springs, with this area being known as spa country - a centre for natural health treatments based on the therapeutic properties of mineral water. Many springs are located in public parks, allowing visitors to freely sample and bottle the water.
    The towering peaks of Mount Macedon and Hanging Rock are part of a 6 million year old dormant volcano. This area was a popular summer holiday escape for Melbourne's affluent residents of the 19th century as they built lavish mansions with beautiful gardens in this cool forested area.
    Many historic towns in this region have retained their early European influence, offering visitors a unique visual and culinary experience.
    In the region's west are several former gold mining towns including Clunes, where a gold strike in 1851 triggered Victoria's prosperous gold rush era.

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    I'm looking for general help around the house and with the kids. We have had many helpers over the past few years and I tend to vary the tasks depending on the strengths and interests of the person staying with us. For example, some guests have really enjoyed playing with the kids while others have enjoyed organising and cleaning or cooking. At the moment I need some help with the gardening/setting up a veggie garden, helping me to assemble the kids trampoline.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    You will have your own bedroom with a single bed and built in wardrobe.

    All food is included. I usually cook but I do appreciate help as you would at home. Our meals are generally child friendly and do include some meat, so if you have a particular diet such as vegetarian you would probably need to cook a bit more for yourself (we always keep plenty of fruit, veggies, bread, rice pasta etc that you can use).

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day

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