Renovations on a heritage stable in the renowned Coal River Valley



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    I'm Richie and I am a civil engineer/ project director/ farmer and my wife Kristina is working for the Tasmanian Red Cross. Kristina is originally from Sweden and our family has lived and travelled around the world. The two of us are now back on the family farm at Richmond while the kids are in Boston, Copenhagen and Sydney continuing studies or research at university.
    The property is only 20 minutes from the Tasmanian capital Hobart and a few kilometres from Richmond, one of the most historic places in Tasmania. I'm the fifth generation to work on the farm.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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

    Kristina is Swedish and I am a local with generations having lived in the Richmond/ Midlands area. Plenty of outoor activity including hiking, fishing and diving in the warmer months.

  • Help


    We are doing some new work and maintenance on an old stable that is need of repair. We are looking for some help with Concrete footings, brickwork, painting, plasterboard, carpentry and gardening. I have plenty of experience with building houses and renovations but it's always good to have some help.
    Also there is rural fencing on the farm and other work associated with the property.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Sami: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Private room in the large renovated homestead that we (a couple with occasional visitors).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We're a 5min drive from Richmond a historic convict town, as well as 20mins to Hobart. Pushbike can be provided for your use. The Coal River valley where we are situated is renowned for it's local wine and produce and you'll be meeting some of the characters of the valley. We're involved in Landcare Australia and there are lots of native birds around, as well as the occasional echidna, wombat and pademelon. Tasmania has great local food and you'll be treated to some homegrown fruit and vegetables. There may also be the chance to go fishing for flathead, and depending on the season abalone, lobster, and squid.

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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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 and many free days (Maximum 25 hours a week)

Host ref number: 484337811629