Help with maintenance, household chores, our family dogs and horses in Bruthen, VIC, Australia



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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    My son and I live in a small cottage on 3 acers with 2 horses, 2 dogs and a cat.
    We have a bungalow for guests and for small gatherings (yoga) and are in the process of building accomodation.
    Our interests are health and wellbeing, swimming in the local river, bush walking, camping and exploring.
    From our home it is a short walk or cycle along the rail trail to the local shops (general store, pub, music shop, brewery, op shop, post office, service station and speciality stores)
    Or to the bush walking tracks.
    Bruthen is located 30 minutes from Bairnsdale (main shopping centre) 40 minutes from Lakes Entrance (90 mile beach) 45 minutes from Buchan (caves)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Animal Care

  • 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

    Workaway volunteers can enjoy the peaceful counrty side, take bush walks, walk or cycle the rail trail, swim in the local river and if intersted are welcome to participate in the movement classes I teach that are based in yoga and tai chi principals.
    Or you may want to explore the historic and scenic areas surrounding bruthen.

  • Help


    Help with building and maintenance of the dwellings
    Dog walking
    Exercising the horses.
    Cooking & meal help

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Bungalow accomodation is a large area that has a queen bed and a futon with a kitchenette. It is light spacious, privet and quiet. It has an outside toilet and the bathroom facilities are shared in the family home.

    Meals shared or can be renegotiated depending on individuals dietary requirements.
    Helping hours and free time can be negotiated also depending on exchange.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are kayaks and puch bikes available to explore the river and tracks with. Horse riding and walking tracks all around to enjoy or the local Brewery, Pub or Piza shop.

  • 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

Host ref number: 784431761924