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We live in a quiet and sweet little village in Central Victoria, approx 1.5hr from Melbourne (NOT SYDNEY).
We have a 2 acre property, a recycled house, a small person, a small dog, a messy garden and many unfinished projects!
We have completed building a passive solar earth house on the same block (for Grandma). We like travels, natural building, permaculture, podcasts, slack lining, creative pursuits, music and food.
We are looking for happy, independent, physically fit helpers. We've hosted many happy travellers, though not yet through Workaway. Above all we are looking for the right person/people for a great exchange, so please write and share some details about yourself. Please note we can only host 1 helper or 1 couple (there is only 1 bed).
Your own transport is necessary as we live “out of town”
Types of help and learning opportunitiesLanguage practiceElderly CompanionshipTeachingGardeningDIY and building projectsBabysitting and creative playCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelp around the houseGeneral Maintenance
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
Permaculture, building, growing, cooking - we have heaps of resources to share!
Projects involving children
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Work could include helping to build or renovate some aspect of our property, wood splitting, orchard and veggie bed maintenance, planting, weeding, cleaning, cooking, sanding and painting, landscaping - let's see what is happening at the time and what the weather is doing. Our next big project is to build a chicken house.
Shared common spaces in the house, a bed in the spare room or possibly on our boat
What else ...
Building skills, garden and general handiness all appreciated in exchange for meals and accommodation (all negotiable), and time for you to chill.
We encourage you to discover the area - this region is special for it's community spirit, beautiful walks, bike trails, big sky, markets, art, food, wine and coffee. Guildford is a sweet little village with a post office, pub and general store that cranks out delicious cakes, pies and coffee. We live in a community of artisans, growers, artists, makers and pioneers. As we are 10 mins to (Castlemaine) town a car is desirable.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Space for parking camper vans
This host can provide space for campervans.
How many Workawayers can stay?
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week