We are a family of four who own an established vineyard 4 hours south of Perth in Western Australia. We sell grapes as well as wine through our Cellar Door. We are fairly new to this whole business and are enjoying the change from our previous city lives. We are a friendly family who enjoy meeting people from cultures other than our own. Our kids are friendly and energetic and we live near a town that is small but very welcoming. We love where we live and like to show it off to other people!
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
We have had a number of exchange workers recently - the main things that we think they gained from us were English speaking skills, knowledge of Australian food ( and wine!), humour and skills in the vineyard. When people stay with us we want them to join in - to eat and cook with us; play with our pets, watch movies with us and share travel stories. Also to teach our children that the world is a big, diverse and amazing place.
We would love help from volunteers in both the vineyard and around the house. Our kids love new faces about the house who have the energy to play with them. There is always gardening to be done as well as cleaning. For those interested in the vineyard there are many tasks such as pruning, weeding, trimming etc as well as tractor work for those keen to try it. We would expect 4 hours work a day from volunteers (5 days a week) in exchange for board and food. Smiles are free!!
We have one big room available for volunteers that is in our big home. This would suit one single, or a couple ( it has a queen sized bed in it). There is a door to outside to come and go as you please. The bathroom is shared with our children. There is a big TV in the room ( for movie watching).
We are located 4 hours south of Perth. The nearest big town is 30 mins away by car and has lots of facilities. Our nearest little town is 15 mins away. There is no public transport so your own car is preferable though not essential. We are happy to show you around the local area. Our internet and mobile reception is not great but is acceptable - you will need to have a Telstea mobile phone or account to get reception.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
4 hours a day, 5 days a week