Come and have a bush adventure in the Macedon Ranges and Hepburn Shire, Australia



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    Hi there, we are a family of six living on a 9 acre bush block, central to the Central Goldfields, Macedon Ranges and Hepburn Shire. Our property has beautiful native flowers and plentiful wildlife.... lots of kangaroos! We have a large dam that's excellent for swimming and the home to a family of wild ducks. Two dogs, Minnie and Frankie roam freely around the property while our chooks enjoy their own run at the rear of the house. Our eldest son Willem is 15 years old, followed by Sunday 11, Lily 9 and Jake 7. I'm a psychologist , working three days a week in the local area while my husband Josh works as a boiler maker welder in Melbourne.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    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.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We reside in an area that is rich with history that affords people the opportunity to explore. There are excellent bush walking and cycling tracks that are easy to access along with local communities that value arts and culture. Both Josh and I have our own skills sets that individuals may find interesting. A short train ride (1 hour) to Melbourne and Bendigo opens up access to metropolitan areas.

  • Help


    We would like help with painting (internal and external), bathroom renovations, mowing lawns, garden care (watering, planting, pruning, produce collection, weeding), fencing, occasional care of children, help in the house with washing, cooking and cleaning, and animal care.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Workawayers can stay in their own self contained apartment which is located close to the main residence. It has a large upstairs bedroom (Queen Bed) and enough space to put two single bed mattresses on the floor. Downstairs has a large living area with a tv, dining table and couch. The kitchen (fridge, microwave, gas oven and cook top, basic utensils, pots/pans and crockery) and bathroom (shower/no bath) are compact but with everything you need. As the bedroom is upstairs workawayers will not be able to stay if they have any mobility issues. Workawayers can live fairly independently cooking meals in their own space if desired. Shared meals would also be fantastic! Food can be negotiated (either purchased by us, or money provided for workawayers to purchase their own supplies).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Workerwayers can obtain lifts into the train station and local areas and may be able to access a car on some occasions (with eligible license). As noted above there are multiple sites and towns to explore including Hanging Rock, Trentham Falls, Turpins Falls, Mt Macedon, Daylesford, Castlemaine, Malmsbury, Kyneton, Woodend, Vaughn Springs).

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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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 649432445477