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We are a young family of 4: Jake and Aleth, Remi (6) and Lucy (3). Our main objective is to turn our 8 acres into a productive space based on permaculture principles to try and achieve a certain level of self sufficiency. We have 1 little dog, 20 sheep, meat chickens (seasonal only), laying chickens, 2 pigs (seasonal only), a hive of bees and fish in the dams. Jake also has a woodworking business (tree milling / furniture making).
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Jake knows lots about wood and could teach you to recognise different trees and their characteristics/qualities, as well as uses for building/furniture making. Also a keen hunter, he can take you for walks to try and spot some wildlife. Aleth is French and speaks French to the kids, and also plays the violin and piano. We have both travelled in the past and have been well looked after by people on the way, so we are happy to return the favour!
We currently have lots of projects going on such as fencing, landscaping (big retaining wall), building a glasshouse out of recycled materials, preparing for a verandah extension. Winter is also a good time to prune trees on the property and light big bonefires. And there's always making the daily bread in our wood stove and cooking dinner with home grown meat and veggies, with kids providing round the clock entertainment!
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
You can contact them directly for more information.
Double bed in cosy renovated garage (separate building from the house).
Can pick up from Albury train station.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week