Come and help our family while enjoying the beauty of Healesville, Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a mature aged couple with a small vineyard an hours drive from Melbourne in the beautiful Yarra Valley, a well known wine region in Victoria. We do all the work concerned with the vineyard so we are not looking for help in this area but there is still much to be done around the general property so this is why we are looking for active and enthusiastic workaways to help us achieve our vision. We have a vegetable patch and fruit trees that need constant care and a lot of garden development. We look forward to sharing our ideas and experience with them and in learning about their ideas and culture.

    Essentially we ask our workaways to contribute 25 hours a week but are very flexible as to how these hours are
    achieved.

    The valley we are in is beautiful and peaceful but we are just minutes away from other enjoyable activities.

    We both love music. Phillip plays the guitar and Betty plays and teaches the piano. We would be very happy to give you a few lessons if interested.

    If you would like to join us please get in touch, We look forward to hearing from you

    Phillip and Betty

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are happy to help the workaways with their English and show them any places of local cultural interest including sharing our knowledge of viticulture and wine making. Also happy to provide some piano tuition if interested. We are also always interested in learning about different cultures.

  • Help

    Help

    There is a wide variety of things we need help with ranging from stone work, planting, gardening, the vegie patch and general maintenance work around the farm. Ideally we are looking for hard working couples and or individuals who are careful and thoughtful. Farm experience would be helpful but not essential.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The accommodation we have available is in a caravan with 1 double bed and 2 bunk singles. This would just be for sleeping and you would be welcome to use the bathroom and house facilities for all other times. Food will be provided and most meals shared.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our farm is about 30 minutes drive from Lilydale which is the nearest train station to us from Melbourne and we would be happy to pick you up from there. Once you are at the farm we will have bicycles for you to travel into Healesville our nearest township, about 5 kilometers away. Healesville has the Australian animals sanctuary, a beautiful art gallery, a cinema and many nice cafes and eateries to enjoy. The valley also has many wineries for tastings and beautiful bike trails you can enjoy in your free time.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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