Help us around our property and enjoy the cultural town of Castlemaine, Australia



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    Iain and Adrienne live on 4 hectares about 1.5 hours drive from Melbourne. Adrienne is retired from her catering business and Iain still works part time from an office in our home. He is an Industrial Designer and was born in Scotland. All our children are adults and live in Melbourne. We bought the property 5 years ago and are gradually making improvements to the building and the garden. We are only 15 minutes drive from Castlemaine which is a thriving regional town and very famous for its gold digging history. It is also a cultural hub in this area with great walks and sightseeing trips, music, cafes and theatre.
    Our home is very comfortable and we have 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with airconditioning and heating.\We also have a little Jack Russell dog and her name is Zebbie. She is totally spoilt!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Farmstay help

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have interesting neighbours whom we will introduce you too. Castlemaine is an interesting arty cultural town with a long gold fields history. There are wonderful walks and tracks to explore and buildings too. We are also not far from Bendigo which is a larger regional town with a wonderful cultural hub including galleries and historical buildings.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We would like assistance with fencing (Iain will show you how) and gardening and general tidy up around the house.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    the house is well insulated and has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. There is an airconditioner in the main living space and overhead fans in the bedrooms. There is a wooden heater which is very cosy in the Winter and the beds all have electric blankets. You will stay with us in our house. We will cook most nights but we ask you to cook two nights for us with food we provide.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We request that you do not smoke in the house and we will have a designated area for you if you wish to smoke outside. We like conversation around the dining room table and playing card games and other board games. We like to talk to our guests and will be very interested to exchange information about your country and ours.

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    • 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

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

Host ref number: 644851454829