We are a quiet, friendly family living in the picturesque Yarra Valley, seeking help with maintenance around the garden and home. Australia



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  • Description


    We are a quiet, friendly family living in a mudbrick house in the picturesque Yarra Valley on 2.5 acres. We're seeking help with land maintenance in exchange for accommodation and meals.

    We are new to the workaway process, we commenced our profile in December 2018, though know friends who have been participating in the exchange for a few years and really enjoy it.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live on 2.5 acres in the Yarra Valley, home to unique Australian flora and fauna, such as King Parrots, Kookaburras, Wallabies, Wombats and Cockatoos. Our bush block is quiet, with stunning views over the Yarra Valley.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    General gardening work such as mowing, raking, trimming, weeding, etc, some potential cooking and potential child care. We also require some assistance putting together a kitchenette for the studio. We moved into the house a few months ago and are also keen to set up a compost situation, so if interested that would be helpful.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a studio building separate from the main house, with a bedroom, bathroom and living area, with lovely views. Of course you are welcome to join us for meals and in the evenings! Our set up provides both space for yourself or with our family (8-year child).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The Warramate reserve and Warburton–Lilydale Rail Trail are both close by, as is the popular town of Healesville. The surrounding countryside is home to wineries and vineyards, and we're 15 minutes from Lilydale, with easy access to Melbourne. We travel via Lilydale most days so are happy to provide lifts to transport.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week. The structure of the days and times are flexible.

Host ref number: 661152815895