My wife Romany and I (Duncan) live in a homestead on 16 acres about 2 hours from Melbourne, 30 minutes from Ballarat and 20 minutes from Daylesford. We recently renovated the home, which has magnificent views and is situated on the side of an old volcano. We have big plans to create a beautiful garden and would appreciate help building a veggie garden, watering and generally helping us take care of this special place. We have pet cows and sheep that do a wonderful job of keeping the grass down in their paddocks. The property also has many rocks that could also be put to use in the building some dry stone walls if anyone has the skills and is keen to give it a try!
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Computers/ Internet
Homestay visitors will have the opportunity to experience life on a property that is surrounded by cattle, sheep and canola farms as well as only being a short distance to both big and small country towns and historic goldmine areas. In addition, Daylesford is a lovely regional town with natural spas, great local produce, cafes, restaurants and a great arts and music scene.
Adventurous and practical people who would like to try to build dry stone walls, install a watering system and help build some raised wicking veggie garden beds would be most welcome!!
You would be living within the homestead in a bedroom with great views over the valley and your own bathroom. We would enjoy sharing meals together some of the time and sometimes separately.
There are lots of great historic villages and towns to visit nearby, great local food, bush walks, beautiful scenery, art galleries and friendly pubs.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week