Hi travellers, we are an awesome little fun loving family of Pete(carpenter) myself (teacher) and our two year old boy, Leyland. We live in a shed/house in the bush on 10acres in the Otway Ranges but only 15 mins from Colac and from Forrest too. It's a wonderful place to chill, read, ride bikes, motorbikes, swim in the dam, potter in the garden and play with our son on his very own adventure playground. We would love you to help us by hanging out with our son during school hours on the few days a week that I teach. And then hang with us as a family doing gardening (nature/ Permaculture lifestyle) and mudbrick making or simply enjoy our outings. We are very social people so you need to be socially capable and able to fit into all situations.
Babysitting / child care
We have a diverse range of friends that are super lovely and would enjoy exchanging lifestyles and cultures. We love to explore, so you would get to see the beauty of the Otway Ranges, old forests and waterfalls.
Hanging out with our two year old boy, Leyland, in his amazing bush playground. Helping in the garden designing and implementing permaculture on our property. Helping make mud bricks for our house project starting soon. Helping Pete with the house build.
English but kate also has Basic Portuguese and Kiswahili
As we live in a shed/house, affectionately called a Shouse, we have extra space in a caravan which is attached to the Shouse. That space would be all yours, which is nice and cosy, but remember we live In the bush so it's not fancy! Food is for sharing and brings the family together, so bringing new recipes to the table is always welcome.
Life in the Otways is simply beautiful for us. It's slow and we only have a little reception so if you can deal with limited online time then come join us for a week or two, or if you love us then stay as long as you like. We have lots of international friends as we are worldly travellers ourselves and everybody just loves being at our place. Come see for yourselves. No sex,drugs and rock n roll is encouraged here but sure go do that in Melbourne during the weekends. The train runs from Colac 3 times a day to Geelong and Melbs.
If you have a drivers licence and CAN drive well, we could help you out with a car to explore the Otways and the Great Ocean Road. Just need to prove your driving skills.
Being capable, self reliant and flexible are attributes that we love and would really help the experience.
Speaking Portuguese would also be awesome but not essential.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
3 days 8 hours whilst I'm at school teaching