Help with gardening and animals in the beautiful Victorian countryside, near Daylesford, Australia

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  • Last activity: 6 Mar 2024



 Min stay requested: 1 week or less



  • Description


    We have a beautiful 100 acre property, about 15 minutes drive from the spa town of Daylesford, with amazing views over the Wombat State forest. We bought the land 5 years ago and built the current house. We are working to establish a 4 acre garden which involves a lot of propagating/and planting, building paths, small building projects and general maintenance - that is what we are looking to have someone assist us with.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    My wife and I work from home and are actively involved in many aspects of our community. We are happy to assist guests in learning/improving their English and in gaining an understanding of Australian culture. Our properties location gives easy access to a range of activities, including bush walking, hiking, horse-riding, swimming and gold prospecting. We are 1 hour by train from Melbourne, 30 minutes drive to the historic gold-fields of Ballarat and 15 minutes from the beautiful spa town of Daylesford.

  • Help


    We are looking for someone who is fit and able to assist us with gardening, small building projects, fencing, maintenance, light animal care.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    I would love to learn French or Italian

  • Accommodation


    Self-contained studio styled apartment with seperate bathroom. Panoramic views through floor to ceiling glass windows. Basic Kitchen equipment provided (microwave, fridge, hotplate, etc) However, all meals provided.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The region we live in is a very popular tourist destination. It has great restaurants, bars, spas, museums, music venues, and access to beautiful Australian countryside. Whilst anyone staying with us would need to be up for a few hours hard work each day from Mon-Fri , they will have plenty of free time to explore and enjoy the surrounding area.

    We have a farm vehicle that can be made available to visitors for short trips into town and the immediate area - i.e. round trips of no more than 60 km.

    However if visitors are involved in a motor vehicle accident, where they are found to be responsible, they would be required to pay the $700 insurance excess. PLEASE NOTE - The farm vehicle is not suitable for long trips so if you are wanting to make longer trips you would need to arrange your own transport.

  • 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

    Your accomodation has good, stand alone wifi. There is also a desk top Apple computer available for you to use in the accomodation

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a large parking area with access to electricity that could easily accomodate most campervans

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    3-4 hours Mon- Friday

Host ref number: 314157161832

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