Help a busy family interested in permaculture, gardening and cooking near Margate, Tasmania Australia




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    We are Dan and Gem, a young couple with a 7 and 5 year old. We live on a 6 acre property a 5 min drive to the village of Margate and 20 min south of Hobart. We are developing our property following permaculture principles and aim to be as self sufficient as possible. Our property faces expansive views over native forest with an abundance of bird and wildlife. We have free range chickens and have big long term plans to develop a hobby farm.

    We are originally from the UK and emigrated to Australia 10 years ago. During this time we have lived in Sydney, Adelaide and for the last year in Tasmania. Dan is a environmental scientist working in Hobart with an interest in permaculture, outdoor sports and photography. Gem is a nurse working in a Hobart hospital. Her interests include sustainable living, cooking and growing vegetable.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We enjoy having people from all around the world stay with us and getting to know other cultures. We are happy to involve you in our daily life, so you'll get to meet locals and experience how we live. Meals will be provided and we can cater for vegetarians.

    Dan has completed a Permaculture Design Certificate, and we are both keen to pass on knowledge and continue learning while developing the property.

  • Help


    Help with everyday life including looking after the children for 3 days a week (during school holidays) or before and after school care/occasional help on other days (during the school term) helping with cooking, house work or gardening or anything you are interested in. Currently one child is in full time school and our youngest is in childcare 2 days per week.

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    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    Private room in family home, shared bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are lots of interesting and fun activities to do on your days off and in free time during the week, including forest walks and cycle tracks from the house, nearby waterfalls, local beaches, Bruny Island and other tourist activities. With Hobart only 20 minutes away, and we go there regularly, and can arrange for you to do and sightseeing or shopping.

    We have a vehicle which may be available for use on days off. We also have a couple of bicycles available for use.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

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

Mid Winter Festival at The Apple Shed
Swing bridge at Tahune AirWalk
Walking in the top of the trees at Tahune AirWalk
Kate and Dan fixing the raised veggie beds ready for spring planting
Lavender farm on the Tasman Pennisula
Cycling the pipeline track on Mount Wellington
Free range chickens
Friendly cockatoos
Winter walk along one of our local beaches
Stunning sunrise from our deck
Exploring the woodland and creek on our property
Picnic on the beach
The kiddies enjoying some outdoor play

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