Help out with the spring garden at our place surrounded by Grampians National Park and learn to grow your own food in Cavendish, Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    We looking for 2 very fit people to help us get the early summer garden under control in the first 2 weeks of January 2021. We spend a large part of each day outside playing and working surrounded by our magnificent garden and the forest. Our place is incredibly peaceful and we generally have a siesta after lunch. We would look after you as though you were our family. We could possibly take you rock climbing ( if you stay for longer than a week this is more likely to happen as it is weather dependent) Jon used to be a professional mountain climbing guide.

    We have both made documentaries about our experience in the wilderness and our sustainable/permaculture food ecosystem around the house; written for outdoor/adventure magazines and together we run a guiding business for unique adventures through untracked wilderness.

    Workaway visitors need to be physically fit and not afraid to get their hands and clothes dirty in the garden and it would be great if you want to immerse yourselves in nature! Happy to cater from meat eaters to vegetarians but we really appreciate people who are vegetarians but are happy to try our ethically sourced, local, organic and often, wild meat ie. chicken and rabbits. We are only hosting people traveling on a couple account, unless we are able to organise to have two single travellers to come here at the same time.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    My husband and I both share a love of wilderness adventure. We run a Wilderness Adventure company and have many stories to tell about journeys we have made through untracked places in Australia and overseas. We live surrounded by the forest of the Grampians National park so there are many wonderful bush walks to do here with lots of Australian wildlife living just outside our house. Every day we go for an hour walk in the forest and most days we do some morning yoga practise.

  • Help

    Help

    We grow our own vegetables, fruit, chickens and fish, inspired by permaculture principles. We would like help with some simple eco building projects and general agricultural tasks mostly, like planting, weeding ,mowing ,feeding the chickens and some shared domestic duties such as cooking and dishes. We can work with you and help you to learn any skills to do with growing food if you don't already have those skills.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Bright bungalow with double bed ( could put 2 singles in there) . Shared bath room.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The Grampians National park is a national treasure of majestic sandstone mountains. Several small villages around the Grampians have lovely cafes and local art centres. The Brambruck Aboriginal Cultural Center is a great place to visit to get a sense of the indigenous history of the Grampians.
    We go to town ( Hamilton) once a week to do a food shop. In Hamilton there is a cinema and great second hand clothe shops with good quality clothing at very low prices.

  • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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