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General help on the bushy outskirts of Melbourne, Australia

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  • Last activity: 3 Feb 2023



 Min stay requested: 1 week or less



  • Description


    We are a family of five - and three adult boys 18,20 and 23 and a small Jack Russell dog. We have traveled extensively and enjoy meeting different people and learning about different cultures.
    We are situated in Hurstbridge a beautiful bushy community on the outskirts of Melbourne (which can be reached by Metro trains.) We are on the edge of the Yarra Valley and are surrounded by wineries, some great Cafes and shops. We are a busy, active social household and belong to several local community groups.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Having travelled extensively we are keen to expose our boys to people fron different countries and cultures. We are proud of the area that we live in and would love to show people what our local area has to offer

  • Help


    The volunteer help will depend on what projects are on the go - currently we are trying to get the garden (organic) in order, deck oiling mulching and looking at building a shed as well as painting the outside of the house, although a typical day may just be cooking and cleaning. We are looking for people who are enthusiastic and are prepared to pitch in with whatever is on the go.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation is a small shed which has a green roof . You are welcome to share the lounge/kitchen in the house and we also have a large very relaxing deck with rural views. Bathroom facilities are also in the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Train station to the city is 15 minute walk and it is about 55 mins to the city. We will pick up people from the station if possible. We have a seven seat car so are able to transport our family and additional guests. There are several wineries within a ten minute drive (or it is a possibility to bike ride to some of the closer ones). St Andrews market is five minute drive away and there is a local bus that runs. We often have wildlife in the back yard that has included echidna; kangaroos; possums; blue tongues and lots of birds. We would prefer people who do not smoke.

  • 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?


  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 469527885837

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