Beautiful small farm in West Gippsland (Victoria) Australia



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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    In general we are looking for people to share our home and help with general gardening and maintenance, chook pen maintenance (cleaning and re joojing) and other small farm projects.

    We have a small, beautiful property backing onto the Tarago River in West Gippsland, with Drouin and Warragul the closest towns (15 minutes away). We are 1 hour 15 minutes (ish) from Melbourne CBD. We work from home.

    We are usually looking for people to assist with general maintenance of house and farm/garden jobs.

    There is plenty of work in the garden and around the house and sheds too, although seasonal. Winter is not the best time.

    We are vegetarian, don't mind if you are a meat eater, but you will cook your own. We are happy for you to do your own cooking (we always have a well stocked pantry for those who want to bake and cook). We welcome vegans of course, even though we consume cheese, yoghurt and sometimes milk, again, prefer if vegans do your own cooking.

    We have two free-range chickens, 1 pet sheep, 6 beautiful and friendly alpaca's and a house cat. We hope you are animal friendly. Our place is there forever home, they are all rescue animals and part of our family.

    If you are self motivated, hard working, responsible and energetic and are happy to lend your hand at a variety of jobs, appreciate healthy living, enjoy living in beauty and engaging in some physical activity, we would warmly welcome you. We would prefer if you have had some years experience working as a self starter - age 40 plus.

    Comfortable accommodation, good food and beautiful surroundings are what we offer in return for your assistance around the property.

    You will need your own vehicle (also set up for caravans if you are self contained)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We offer you a beautiful space, with friendly environment, simple, clean, fun, country. We are very close to Mt Baw Baw, Bunyip State Forest, Strezleki ranges and many beautiful forest drives close by.

  • Help


    General maintenance, cleaning around the house and garden and small farm (10 acres) including sheds, chook sheds, pruning, gardening, painting.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Queen bedroom with own walk in robe and ensuite in main house. You are most welcome to use any part of the house and we encourage you doing your own cooking, cleaning etc. We like to work as a collective. Its a beautiful light filled house, with a great and interesting library, good music and all amenities

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Around the district is some beautiful nature works in a variety of forests. We are 1 hour 10 mins from Melbourne CBD

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 447947552229