Join us, a couple, a small human, a small dog, a marooned boat and a recycled house in the Victorian Goldfields, Australia

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  • Last activity: 14/12/2022



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description



    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”

    Happy travels.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Elderly Companionship
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Permaculture, building, growing, cooking - we have heaps of resources to share!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    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.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Shared common spaces in the house, a bed in the spare room or possibly on our boat

  • What else ...

    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

    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?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 643247133128



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