Family looking for some help finishing our strawbale house in the beautiful town of Yackandandah, Australia



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    We are family of 4 - our kids are 8 and 10 years old, and we have two border collies. We live in the beautiful town of Yackandandah - 1km walk from the centre of town. Our property in 2.5 acres in size.

    We aspire to be semi self sufficient in the future! We want to raise our children in a caring community with respect for the land and others. We have recently moved into our curvy strawbale house.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We are in the final stages of completing our straw bale house and have loads of jobs to do, like rendering , landscaping work, tree planting, as well as general house jobs. We have an 8 year and 10 year old, so are happy if you love kids, for you to mind them, and us to do the above work. My youngest loves company, so if you like to play cricket, soccer, run, play cards, Monopoly and even build with Lego, he would really love that!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Self contained two bedroom cottage- most facilities- stove, small kitchen, bathroom. We are on tank water, so short showers are appreciated. It is about 80m from the main house where we live.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Lots of beautiful place nearby, but lots need a car to get to. Welcome to join us if we are going to one of these places. 50 minutes to Mt Buffalo, 1.25 hrs to Mt Hotham (and other ski fields), 45 mins to Bright, 15 mins from Beechworth. Mountain Bike trails 5 mins from us.

    Our family love to live in Yackandandah- a great musical and artistic community. We work part time, and although there is some one around most of the time, we appreciate people with flexibility ie. more work some days than others. Non smokers welcome.

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    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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    depends on what is needed, max 4 hrs per day.

Host ref number: 621999719511