We are looking for some immediate help on our property with serious gardening, 35 mins South of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    We are looking for some immediate help on our property with serious gardening, 35 mins South of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia


    My husband and I are looking for help on our 25 acre property, 4 acres of which are cultivated.
    We are planting new beds and need someone who has a lot of experience in gardening for the coming month of October. The person or people need to have hands-on experience with dealing with a large garden. Knowledge of horticulture would be very helpful...

    ANY GARDENERS OUT THERE?

    We are building a new 4 acre garden on our north facing land which was an apple farm and plan to give the rest of the acres a park-like feel. We have kept about 100 apple trees, which we have to prune drastically this year. We have been here for 6 years and the garden is coming on quite nicely.
    We are both gardeners, my husband is a photographer and I am a goldsmith. We are supposed to be retired, but don't seem to get around to it. We had been in business all our time together (46 years) until we retired to Tasmania from Queensland 16 years ago.

    We have very comfortable accommodation - I cook constantly, as do most of our lovely neighbours. We are near The Woodbridge Smokehouse with beautiful sea views. It is very tranquil.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are great travellers ourselves and have had many wonderful experiences worldwide for many years. We therefore are in tune with Workawayers and try to give them the best visit they could possibly have. Food, art and culture are high priorities along with a sense of humour and a chat over a good bottle of wine. What goes around comes around...

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    Hours worked are usually 9-2 Mon - Fri ... or by arrangement. We don't mind swapping days if you want to go somewhere special.
    We only accept non-smokers.
    Help needed to establish the garden in the 4 acres that we have fenced off. Some assistance in the day to day running of the house - cleaning, washing up etc.
    Be kind to the cat.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A lovely double room with a very comfortable bed and bathroom and toilet close by

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in a very tranquil area 35 mins south of Hobart. A car or motorbike would be preferred, as there is a bus service, but it is not frequent. The bus stop is 10 mins walk from the house.
    We have had volunteers many times before and they have had a great time with us, but you really do need transport in my opinion, to be independent in your time off.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a large level area for parking

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Planting, weeding, making new garden beds. Orchard maintenance. All gardening tasks. Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week





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