Handy-person around the garden, shed and house in Melbourne, Australia



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    We are a family of 4 living in a quiet suburb of Melbourne not far (20mins) from the centre of the city. We have an 4 year old boy Noah and 1 year boy Ari. We have a cat, Townes, and 5 chickens. John is a musician and music teacher, and Felicity is an organic vegetable grower and Mother.

    We are looking for a Workawayer who is skilled in building and handy-person tasks. We have a range of tasks around the house and yard that we are wanting help with:
    building a sandpit; a raised garden bed, pruning and trellising, clearing out and organising our shed, general yard organising. It is essential that you are loving towards children and are happy to have them around you as you are working. Also you will be asked to cook some meals and help with dishes/general tidying.
    Ideally you'll work weekday mornings 9-1.30p but we can be flexible with this.

    We have a Bell Tent in our backyard for you to stay in, with an outdoor toilet. So you will have plenty of privacy. There is a heater that works very effectively in the Bell Tent for the colder nights.

    Our home offers a comfortable and settled way of being in Melbourne. We have a tram stop at the end of our street that will take you into the city and past great shopping strips with numerous restaurants cafe and music venues, as well as yoga studios; and we are a 10 minute walk from the Merri Creek which has a beautiful bike path, walking track and birdlife.

    We look forward to hearing from you, meeting you and welcoming you into our home.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a quiet and welcoming family. We love to sing together and share stories from our day. We are interested in living mindfully.This offers you a quiet base from which to explore the busy city of Melbourne.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    DIY building projects - e.g. sandpit, kids' play equipment, garden seat, raised garden bed

    Cooking and cleaning - cooking dinner on some days and helping with dishes/tidying kitchen

    Babysitting -possibly playing with the kids for little bits of time

    These are the main tasks we'll be asking for help with! There may be a bit of gardening help too.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a Bell Tent in the backyard of our house that can be accessed through the side gate. The Tent has a lot of room, beautiful light. It has access to an outside toilet and also access to the inside bathroom and shower.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have a tram stop at the end of our street which will take you into the city, a bustling fresh food market 10 minute walk away, a creek 10 minutes walk the opposite direction.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    4 hours - usually 9am -1.30pm with a half hour break

Host ref number: 536236122855