Help with projects, including house painting, building, fencing and gardening outside Melbourne, Australia



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  • Description


    We are a busy couple who have a lovely home on 3.5 acres bordering the Wombat State Forrest. The property is very private and we have many animal visitors from the Forrest. We stay at the property when we can get away from the city. We are excited about lots of potential projects, but don’t have time to do them all!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Language practice

  • 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

    Travellers will have ready access to Wombat and Lerderderg State Forest and Hepburn Springs. The property is private and secluded and would suit people looking to immerse themselves in nature. We are interested in sustainable projects and are learning ourselves as we go.

  • Help


    We would like to host people who are keen to help with projects, including house painting, building, fencing and gardening.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    We have a large three bedroom house, and can ideally accommodate one couple at a time in a large room with a very comfortable king bed and their own bathroom. We have regular visitors of kangaroos, kookaburras and wombats, and an abundance of other wildlife. Guests are welcome to bring a dog provided they are house trained and will not chase the Kangaroos. In winter the region gets very cold and sometimes we get snow. However, the house is always cosy and warm with an open fire and wood fired oven, which also heats a hydronic heating system. In summer we swim in the lake and have lazy days. The kitchen is very functional. As we are only at the house 3 or 4 days a week (over weekends), guests will have the house all to themselves for most of the week. We will be stocking the fridge and pantry so that guests can make their own meals. We would also like to share meals and stories when everyone is there together.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Guests can spend their time bush walking and hiking, enjoying the peace and serenity, or visiting many tourist attractions in the Dayelsford area. There is a bus nearby, and we may be able to arrange access to a car.

  • 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 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 753877644596