Help on my small property in Wonthaggi, Victoria and explore local coast.



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    I am a divorced single male living alone on a small farm property. I have an extensive history in law-enforcement, having retired in 2010. I have a small acreage farm, presently I have only chickens and sheep on the property . I also run a small pedigree Ragdoll cattery as a hobby. I live about 3 kilometres from the main town, which is easily accessed by a walking trail nearby. I have a vehicle here, but due to insurance reasons, this vehicle is not available to visitors.

    I have a very relaxed nature, drink alcohol only occasionally and don't smoke. My 2 children don't live with me. I have a neat and clean house, and have clean habits. I have returned to the workforce now in a professional role, but work only casually. There are a few occasions when I am required to work away, which then requires a lot of trust in any workaway visitor who may be staying here in my absence.

    I am very open to hosting travelers who are honest, and of good character, in exchange for some light work/labor around the house and 2.5 acre property. Please understand that I would appreciate it if 'Workawayers' did not have guests back to my home during their stay here.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Help


    The kind of work travelers would be asked to do is:
    - gardening,
    - spraying weeds,
    - cleaning out farm sheds,
    - clearing some light scrub/bush away,
    - painting inside/outside house and outbuildings,
    - feeding animals/cleaning animal enclosures,
    - general light labor, as required.
    - light building and repair work

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    My home is a 3 bedroom house, with 2 separate internal bedrooms available for visitors. There is also a clean and tidy caravan available. The one only bathroom and toilet available is inside the house.

    I live about 3 kilometres from the main town, which is easily accessed by a walking trail nearby.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    My home is about 1.5km's walk from the (Williamson's) beach, with many other beaches within easy driving time from home. Wonthaggi is on the Bass Coast in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. Phillip Island (Penguin Parade/Churchill Island etc) is 30 minutes drive to the NW, French Island ferry departs from Corinella 20 minutes away, Wilson's Promontory is about 90 minutes away by car.

    There is public transport available to various destinations (including Melbourne city = 2 hours).

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    • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours per day.

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