Busy family looking for some extra hands around home and farm on the Mornington peninsula, Australia



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  • Description


    We are a family of five, with three teenage children who are all at school and doing lots of sport after school and on weekends. We live on a beautiful property on the Mornington peninsula, with cattle, dogs and horses and a big garden. Also wallabies and koalas, beautiful scenery and great restaurants and wineries. It is about one hour from Melbourne, by car or train, and is a holiday destination for many melbourne families. Great surf beaches, lovely walks and horse riding available. I speak French and a bit of German. The kids are learning both. Fabulous autumn colours around now.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity 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
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  • Help


    I need some one to cook dinners during the week, shop for food and drive my children to and from school and various activities. We also have a big garden, cattle horses and dogs and need help keeping the stables and garden tidy. I work three or four days a week as a lawyer, and our life is pretty busy! I also have dressage and showjumping horses to be ridden, so if you are a capable rider, that would be great. It doesn't matter if you can't ride though, as there are also lots of other jobs to be done. I have three teenage children who are all pretty self sufficient and not too horrible.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Self contained bedroom and bathroom. Newly painted With separate entry to main house. Car provided for work purposes.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Beautiful wineries, restaurants and beaches and walks around here. It is autumn, with fabulous autumn colour, warm fires. Tree surfing near by, as well as mazes and good surf beaches. Public transport is not far away. Great local restaurants and walks available. Lovely rural community. This is a premium holiday destination for people who live in Melbourne. I speak French and basic German and would love to help a workaway learn better english.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 266191759787