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We are a young, energetic, hard working yet laid back family of 3, Mum (Alicia) works off farm as a paramedic. Dad (Chris) works on the dairy farm full time and our cheeky daughter Mia who is nearly 2yrs old.
Mia is a bright, bubbly, mostly happy girl who is very inquisitive and busy. We also have a dog Tikka, who is very much a part of our family. Other animals we have are farm cats and lots of cows! Our neighbour has horses you are welcome to ride.
Our hobbies include everything outdoors! Camping, waterskiing, four-wheel driving, snow skiing, beach, fishing. However, with the workload on the farm we don't often get much opportunity to get away.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
We offer you a genuine country Australian family experience and a farm stay to help you to get out of the city and see the real Aussie way of life. We have had travellers live with us previously and have formed friendships for life. We are open, honest and caring and will make you feel like part of our family and include you in our life or try to connect you with others according to your interests.
Your role would be to become a valued member of our family and care for Mia while Alicia works off farm as a paramedic and while she sleeps after night shifts. The role will also include some cooking, light housework and some washing (just as if you are a regular housemate). Mia is a very happy and busy toddler who enjoys being outside and loves anything with wheels - tractors, motorbikes, etc and of coarse she loves animals too.
Mia's day consists of wake ~7am, eat, play, lunch, @~12:30 sleep ~1-2hrs , wake, eat, play, dinner, bath, bed ~7pm. We are both very active in caring for Mia and Chris likes to be as involved as he can be around his farm work.
Alicia's roster is rotating so some weekends are required, if wanting extra hours we can organise pay for hours over 25/wk.
Fluent English is required due to Mia being at the age where she is learning language skills. Applicants must be willing to fit in with our family diet as meals are provided - no vegetarians or vegans please.
*If you have agriculture experience (cattle/tractor) we might be able to offer hourly paid work on top of the core role but this is dependant on the seasonal requirements.
english, basic french
We live in a 3 bedroom house on the farm. You will share our house and have your own large bedroom with double bed, couch and TV, wifi and netflix. We only have 1 bathroom so it is obviously shared!
Gippsland is a very pretty place with lush green rolling hills and lots of wide open spaces. It is gorgeous place to explore and there are even great places to go for walks on the farm! We live on 500 acres of picturesque farm land where we milk 400 cows and rear cute baby calves.
Nyora is a very small town which is 7 min drive from the farm. It has a post office, a general store, a takeaway shop and a bus stop that will take you to the centre of Melbourne. We do most of our shopping in Warragul which is 30min drive away. We are 35min from the beach (Wonthaggi), 1hr from Philip Island, 1.5hrs from Wilsons Promontory NP and 1.5hrs from Melbourne. We encourage you to explore the local area and are happy for you to come with us on family outings if you wish. You will be treated the same as any other member of our family.A drivers licence is required so you can explore on your days off, we have an automatic car for your personal use if required. We also have lots of camping gear so if you wish to camp on days of we can lend you some gear.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
5hrs 5 days/week