Help is suitable for versitile nature and food lovers who are happy to work independently. Victoria, Australia



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    This fertile 9 acre property is set up on a hill surrounded by forest and two fresh water creeks meeting at the base. Ideal for nature walks and only a 10 minute drive from the tourist town of Daylesford and 5 mins to the famous Hepburn Springs natural water source. Living here is myself, Riki, my partner Peppe, our daughter 10 month old daughter and very friendly dog Lucky. Peppe has another 20 acres down the street, with a spring-fed dam. Work includes caring for fruit, nut and olive trees, working in veggie patch, weeding, small building and repair projects, house hold duties, odd maintenance and building projects. Good food is a big part of life here. Work will be mostly independent.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    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

    Your host is a massage therapist, yoga instructor and cook who has volunteered around the world and is now thrilled to be host. Learn about healthy cooking, oriental medicine, permaculture, yoga, sustainable and communal living, massage, meditation, visioning and connecting to your passion and purpose. There are many community events is Hepburn Shire and a progressive, creative and pragmatic community. This is a social household and volunteers are welcome to join in. There will be time working and eating alone. Peppe speaks a little Italian, and Riki is learning Italian. Must like dogs and children.

  • Help


    Help includes veggie patch and fruit/nut orchard care, food preparation and preservation, fire maintenance, weed management, general gardening, small building projects, general maintenance and upkeep, walking the dog.... etc etc Open to ideas and creativity.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation in self-contained cottage (suitable for couple), guest bedroom in house possibility to stay at Peppe's house a 5 min drive away. Camping over summer months. All depending on availability.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    30 minute walk on marked trail to the well-know natural mineral springs of Hepburn. Less than 10 minute drive to main tourist town centre of Daylesford, 25 mins to Castlemaine. Your host can pick up from bus in Daylesford (preferable) or train in Castlemaine.

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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 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 484385984694