Enjoy the most beautiful views from a small farm on the side of a volcano, near Melbourne, Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    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!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help

    Help

    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!!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are lots of great historic villages and towns to visit nearby, great local food, bush walks, beautiful scenery, art galleries and friendly pubs.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Sunset from the verandah and views for miles
Enjoy a traditional Australian homestead
Mountain views from the verandah
Lois, one of our pet cows
The garden at the back of the house
Have lunch looking at the views from the front steps
Duncan with Lucy the lamb
Romany with Millie, our first rescue lamb

Host ref number: 398146999935