I am a pensioner that lives on a 69 acres property usually on my own. I have 3 children that do not live with me. I am very much into a healthy lifestyle. My place is without connection to the electricity grid as I produce my own with solar and wind energy.
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
I am well educated and can give you valuable information about European and Australian culture as well as natural medicine. You can learn basic survival skills, improve your language skills and learn all sorts of handy knowledge around the house.
I am a healthy pensioner living on a 69 acres block of land about 6 km away from the next village in the Barossa Valley in South Australia. I would appreciate help around the house and in the garden. I am a handyman myself but certain things cannot be done alone.
You can learn skills in many types of work eg building, gardening, repairing cars, electrical installation, water installation but also in Natural Medicine.
I am fluent in English and German but also know some French. If you can operate a chain saw it would be a benefit for cutting firewood - but I can teach you. Or I can cut it myself and you load it onto the trailer.
This host offers a language exchange
Even though my native language is German I speak fluent English and have medium knowledge in French but also know some Greek and Italian. I would like to learn Spanish even though I can understanding it a bit..
You can live alone in an insulated shipping container with a side entrance and a window, furnished with a double bed and a cupboard. It has electric lights and a power point. But if you prefer you can also sleep in a small caravan. There is plenty of space for a motorhome but access might be difficult, depending on the vehicle
The Barossa Valley is one of the main wine areas in Australia with many wineries near by. You can go to Adelaide (80 km) by bus but do other bus tours as well. If you want to travel further you can easily be away for 1 or 2 weeks on your own expense.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
There is plenty of space for a motorhome but the access road is not the best. It depends largely on the type of vehicle. Certainly no problem for a 4X4 but a large bus might be difficult.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week