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. Live in a gorgeous passive solar home (two bedroom) or one bedroom cottage. Your hosts live 700 meters away on 20 acres with a fresh water. Work includes caring for established orchards, gardening, weed management, building maintenance and repair projects, fencing, house hold duties, childcare (if suitable). Work will be mostly independent.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Your hosts Riki and Peppe are the parents of two small children. Riki is a massage therapist, yoga instructor and cook who has volunteered around the world and is now thrilled to be host. Peppe is an experienced building and mechanic, who works from home full-time in Mental Health. He loved restoring old tractors, motorbikes and fixing things. Peppe speaks a little Italian, and Riki is learning Italian. Must like dogs and children.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Help includes fire maintenance, weed management, general gardening, building projects, fencing, painting, general maintenance and upkeep, walking the dog, childcare, cooking. Open to ideas and creativity.
Accommodation in self-contained cottage (suitable for couple) or two-bedroom house (family).
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. Ideally you will have your own transport.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Full wifi with unlimited data. Quiet workspaces. Independent living and totally flexible work hours.
Plenty of space to park with or without power.
Good secure fenced area. Pets must be social and well-behaved.
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days a week