Help with a building project in Highlands near Yea. Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    We are young-at-heart retirees from the viticulture world. We love good food, wine and conversation. We now have a small (4 acre), rural property in the foothills of the Strathbogies [15 minutes to Yea and 25 minutes to Seymour].

    As owner-builders, we have reached the stage where we can offer decent accommodation and food in return for 4 hours of work a day. We prefer non-smokers and definitely no smoking inside. Mobile phone reception is sometimes patchy, but okay outside. We don't cater for special diets (unless you cook it yourself), and can't take pets as we have two dogs - our two gorgeous girls - a border collie (Bella) and Kelpie (Cocoa ... or "that red dog" as Bella refers to her!). Vitto is originally from Argentina and is a great cook ... his speciality is asado. He is also an artisan furniture-maker.

    There is plenty to see and do in the area - wineries, music events, art galleries, bush walking, the Goulburn River fishing and canoeing, good restaurants, so if you'd like a stay in a little known gem in the country, we'd love to host you.

    The train comes from Melbourne to Seymour, and we can pick up from there, but having a car would give you more independence.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are interested in Permaculture and have planted a small vineyard and orchard, and we are just about to set up our wicking garden beds for veggies. You might like to help us do that :-).

    There is plenty to see and do in the area - wineries, music events, art galleries, bush walking, the Goulburn River fishing and canoeing, good restaurants, so if you'd like a stay in a little known gem in the country, we'd love to host you.

  • Help

    Help

    We are primarily looking for experienced help with a couple of building projects and landscape gardening. We need help to complete a masonry retaining wall, external stairs or ramp, garden and vineyard maintenance and landscaping.
    Ideally, a minimum stay of two weeks.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Spanish, Italian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have just finished the downstairs, self-contained guest accommodation (see photos) so you should be quite comfortable. Help yourself breakfast and lunch, shared evening meal; we provide all the food. One rule - whoever cooks doesn't do the dishes :-)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We would love to introduce you to the Goulburn Valley region ... wineries, art, the Goulburn river and a great local food focus. We are 15 minutes from Yea and happy to drop off and pick up from the Seymour train station (25 minutes away). It's one and a half hours to Melbourne by train.

    There is mobile reception on the property and we are connected to satellite internet. It will be okay for email and web, but limited streaming.

    The train comes from Melbourne to Seymour, and we can pick up from there, but having a car would give you more independence.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    4 hours a day, 5 days a week




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