We are a young family of 4: Jake and Aleth, Remi (5) and Lucy (2), and have recently purchased a small property. 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).
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
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. 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 the veggie garden and orchard (wooden fence), landscaping (big retaining wall), preparing for a verandah extension. Of course this will all be made out of wood so first we’ll need to source and mill the timber!
The veggie garden also needs preparing for spring planting, and there’s always making the daily bread in our wood stove and cooking dinner with home grown meat and veggies! Kids also provide round the clock entertainment!
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
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week