We are Peter & Gwen. We have fruit trees, blackberries and a vegetable garden. At present, we are picking in the orchard but there is also general work around the property. A bonus if you can use a chainsaw but not essential.
We live 2.5k from the township of Exeter which is 26k from Launceston. I am involved with Scouting. Peter does a lot of work with computers. We have an inside cat and an outside dog both very friendly. We also have chickens, geese and Donald the Duck. We don't smoke so would prefer non smokers. WIFI is available. In the evening you may see wallabies and native hens in the property.
Sorry but we are unable to sign 2nd Visas. Because you may need to use our tools, a good understanding of English is required. Tasmania has 2 airports, unless you want a boring 2 hour bus drive from Hobart, you will need to catch a plane to Launceston then the shuttle bus to the city. Manions Bus service leaves from Brisbane Street, Launceston (opposite the cinemas). Check their website for times. There is no service on Sundays and public holidays. There is also the ferry at Devonport, 3/4 of an hour drive to Exeter.
If you arrange to come then change your mind, please have the courtesy to let us know! If you have ANY special dietary requirements or foods you don't like PLEASE let me know.
Help around the house
Travellers will be able to improve their English whilst joining in with family activities. They will possibly learn how to use various farm equipment.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Work is mainly outside and you need to be pretty fit but there is always work to be done in the vegetable garden which is fairly easy. As work is outside, we only host September to May. Because you may need to use our tools, a good understanding of English is required. We appreciate help with the dishes in the evening.
Accomodation is in the house with the family.
In exchange for 25 hours work a week , we provide all meals and accommodation and love our helpers to join us in the evenings. Helpers are welcome to stay 2 - 10 days or longer by mutual arrangement. There are push bikes available and a limited bus service to Launceston and Beauty Point. After work, Peter will often take you sightseeing.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
5 hours a day 5 days a week