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

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 Min stay requested: at least 1 month



  • Description


    We are Dan and Gem, a couple with a 11 and 8 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 chickens, a dog and have big long term plans to develop a hobby farm.

    We are originally from the UK and emigrated to Australia in 2009. During this time we have lived in Sydney, Adelaide and Tasmania. Dan is an environmental scientist working mostly from home 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.

    We are in need of help with childcare before and after school. We have many projects in the garden which we’d love help with.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • 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.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Help with everyday life including looking after the children for 3-4 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.

    We have a large greenhouse that we need to build (now built).

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • 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 go and do sightseeing or shopping.

    We also have a couple of bicycles available for use.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We are happy to accommodate couples or families if they have their own accommodation eg tent, campervan.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 775387346872

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