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.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
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 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.
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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
5 hours a day, 5 days a week