Join our family in a beautiful country mountain region near Melbourne

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Australia

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  • last activity

    Last activity

    09/02/2020

 
  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a small family of three (mum and two children under 10) who live on a picturesque 100 acre farm in the Macedon Ranges region of Victoria. We love our animals which includes, 50 sheep, 2 dogs, 2 horses, a pony and a huge mob of wild kangaroos.

    I work full time in Melbourne which is a one hour drive each way on week days and then again on weekends for children’s sport (figure skating). The farm is a little bit isolated so the right person would need to be happy to be alone while I’m at work and the children are at school. I can drive you in to Melbourne and back for sightseeing in your personal time on my way to and from work.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    For the right person that would value peace and tranquillity, the farm is in a lovely location and part of a beautiful country mountain region. We are a reasonable commute to Melbourne for sightseeing and only a 30 minute drive from Melbourne airport.

    We love cooking healthy food and love our sports. You will experience a small country community, city life and learn a bit about winter sports for children. Abundant native flora and fauna.

    You would also experience a real working farm.

  • Help

    Help

    I’m looking for help around the house, with children’s activities, some cooking, cleaning, window cleaning and gardening. There could be some more substantial maintenance work like deck painting but this is not essential.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Own bedroom in shared family house with bathroom shared 3 nights a week and private the other 4 nights.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I commute regularly to Melbourne and can offer transport lifts in personal time on my way to and from work. We have mobile phone service but no wifi for internet access. I would like a volunteer who would enjoy supervising children at the city iceskating rink during the competition season (while I undertake volunteer duties).

    The farm is near hanging rock and Mt Macedon where there is beautiful hiking.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 524734667979