Help take care of a big garden in Perth Hills, Australia



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  • Description


    My wife Charlotte (31 years old ) and I, Adriana (35), are taking care of a property in the hills of Perth, surrounded by bushland it's nothing but quiet. With 90 achres of bushland and 1 achre of gardens, is the perfect place to take a break and just breathe. We are
    45 minutes drive from Perth city and 10 minutes drive from the nearest town, Roleystone. The area is full of orchards farms with plenty of stone fruit in season ( including avocados, peaches, nectarines and more!). The job will consist of helping us taking care of the gardens in the property, (pruning, weeding, fertilising, planting, seeding, propagating, learning about plant deficiencies and diseases, plus other projects such as building structures, reticulation, compost and veggie garden). The tasks vary from season to season. We are looking someone who loves animals (we have 2 cats and 2 big friendly dogs), bushland and peace. You must also understand that we are also quite isolated. We don't have TV, but often stream films/documentaries, the water is from rain catching and all the power is generated by solar panels, we are totally off grid , but there's plenty to fill up your days. If you enjoy some gardening or want to try new skills there are plenty of chances to do so. It would definitely be best if you have your own car, but if not, we can pick you up and drop you off at Armadale train station from time to time and you can join us when we head out to shops etc. Or just stay and relax on the property!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can experience a typical Australian bushland. You will have plenty of time to explore it, look at endemic animals like kangaroos, Possums, bandicoots and a lot of different birds from large cockatoos, kookaburras and birds of prey, to the tiny bright blue wrens, red robins and fantails and many many more!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    There is always a huge variety of jobs which need doing around here, and what we love about workaway is meeting people with different skills and/or interests to share, teach and learn from. So whether you love caring for animals, cooking, working with power tools, making a project, learning about ornamental gardening, growing your own food, composting or any other passions you can bring to the table, we really want you to get into something you enjoy. We are flexible with how you divide your time, but in exchange for meals (we are mostly vegetarian) and accommodation we would like to see 25hrs per week of help, the rest of the time is for you to explore or chill as you prefer. For us it is really important that the person who is going to stay loves animals and you're not a wild party person. Being polite and considerate is mandatory as the whole property belongs to someone else who has their house on the other side of the property (there will be some people coming and going, but you may not even notice as it is very private). And of course taking care of the house and being clean and thoughtful, just the basic rules that you would follow at your own place!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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  • Accommodation


    Situatued in the main garden we have a beautiful private open-plan cottage for the volunteers to stay in with its own shower & bathroom (see photos). We generally cook and eat together at our house at the top of the property and volunteers are always welcome to make our space theirs too, play with the animals, use the kitchen and take advatage of better phone reception and the internet connection (which is limited so please dont stream hours of videos/music). Down near the cottage there is also a large deck with a BBQ available for use and a firepit too (not to be used in summer).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    10-15 minutes drive from the nearest town Roleystone and a handful of cider houses, restaurants and pubs, 45 minutes drive from Perth, 45 minutes drive from Fremantle. We recommend have your own car to explore these areas, but if not from time to time we are happy to pick you up from the closest train station (20mins drive).
    There is a lot of bushland around with walking trails and waterfalls (in winter/spring) if that's more your thing and we also have a bicycle which you are welcome to use.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

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  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 25hrs per week

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