Private living suitable for a couple, family ot independent person in 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. 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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • 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 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.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    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.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation in self-contained cottage (suitable for couple) or two-bedroom house (family).

  • 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. Ideally you will have your own transport.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Full wifi with unlimited data. Quiet workspaces. Independent living and totally flexible work hours.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Plenty of space to park with or without power.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Good secure fenced area. Pets must be social and well-behaved.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 484385984694