Family garden help surrounded by farming and winemaking culture in Rutherglen, Australia

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  • Last activity: 26 May 2024

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: No minimum

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  • Description

    Description

    Our generous property is in the heart of Rutherglen, a 150 year old winemaking region in Victoria, which is famous for its fortified wines and red wines. Our home is a 15 minute bike ride from the famous Murray River, which is a perfect spot for beers, a picnic or a swim. Our garden overlooks nearly 100 year old vineyards and we're a five minute walk to the main street where you'll find cafes, bakeries, wine bars, shopping, groceries and great coffee.

    We have a gorgeous and cuddly border collie dog named Olive and we have a brand new garden full of native plants, a small veggie garden, and a creek.

    We have a lovely little boy, Alexander, who is five years old. He's great fun, and can't wait to meet new friends. Elizabeth is three, and loves attention from visitors!

    We're able to offer a queen bedroom and large bathroom with shower and bath (shared with the kids), as well as yummy home cooked dinners, bikes to borrow so you can ride around the wineries and up to the Murray River, and lots of puppy cuddles with Olive.

    In exchange we're hoping to find one or two people to assist with the maintenance of our garden including, pruning, mulching, planting and general tidying. We would also appreciate help with keeping our two kids entertained on the odd occasion - walks or bike rides down to the playground, or minding while we run short errands. We'd expect 3-4 hours of help per day, 3 to 4 days per week. If it's really hot, then all you'll need to do is relax at a winery! Please note we are a non smoking household.

    Our home is a 3.5 hour drive from Melbourne, and a 6.5 hour drive from Sydney. You can also reach us by train. We are a short drive from other great towns and tourist spots including Beechworth, Bright, King Valley, Milawa, Albury and the main snow resorts.

    We live in paradise and look forward to sharing our little slice of heaven with you!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    Living and experiencing one of Australia's oldest wine regions full of amazing Australian characters and personalities. Great gourmet food experiences, fantastic community and warm hospitality. Rutherglen is a very friendly place and is the perfect location to immerse yourself in regional Australian farming/winemaking culture.

    We are also close to the major snow resorts in Victoria (about 1.5 hours drive) so our place is great if you want to fit in some skiing or snow boarding, too!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    Mostly we need help in our family garden: weeding, mulching, planting, seed raising, pruning and general cleaning of the grounds and chook coop.

    We would also appreciate help with our two children from time to time. This might be taking them for plays at the local park, short bike rides, or minding them while we do jobs in town.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A large queen bedroom and large bathroom with bath and shower in our house - a four bedroom home on a 1500m2 block with large garden, bikes, and only a five minute walk to the main street!

    As your hosts, we'll provide all the meals: cereals, bread and eggs for breakfast, items to make sandwiches or salads for lunch, and a home cooked meal for dinner. Please BYO any alcohol (there's plenty of amazing wine in the area) and we are a non-smoking household.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    wineries
    brewery
    farmers markets
    wine bars
    cycling (we have a bike you can borrow)
    Murray river
    Easy drive to snow resorts
    Easy drive to tourist towns like Beechworth, Bright and Milawa.

  • 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

    We have a large dining table perfect for working, as well as a gorgeous outdoor area overlooking the garden and vineyards - the best outdoor office! Great internet connection, and a coffee machine to keep you focused!

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There's ample space in our front garden area to host a campervan. We have power and water available, too.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 247217426682

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