This is a 40 acre property surrounded by state forest close to Ballarat and within two hours from Melbourne.
The Cottage is an 1874 cottage that was once a brothel and bishops house in its past and has recently been renovated keeping in touch with its originality.
There are a few sheep, an alpaca and some Guinea fowl at the moment. Heaps of private bushland and paddocks to set up organic vegie and flower gardens.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesGardeningDIY and building projectsGeneral MaintenanceFarmstay helpArt Projects
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
You're going to get a true aussie bush experience here. Watch the kangaroos eat on the paddocks each morning and afternoon. Enjoy the vibes of an original cottage built during the mining boom and have an outlet for your creative mind. I'll teach you all I know about the local aussie bush and plants. I can also help you with learning English and we'll be doing all the work with recycled or reclaimed materials.
The place has been getting awesome reviews as a back to basics aussie bush retreat. Help is needed with gardening, wood chopping, building some garden/art features and general maintenance. Come get your creative fix and learn all things aussie bush :)
Your own private bedroom in the cottage. I love there too and there may be another workaways. There's three bedrooms, three living rooms. Fireplace. Cosy and sensational paddock and forest views.
What else ...
Can be picked up from Ballarat train station. The place is right next door to a state forest with old gold mines and awesome running/walking tracks. There's the rail trail right nearby and a few cool towns. Not to mention Ballarat with its gold mine history. Or just relax and enjoy the space to do some art projects of yours.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week