Help create a permiculture garden in inner city Melbourne, Australia



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    Hi there, would you like to explore Melbourne and it's surrounds while contributing to build a Permiculture garden?
    I live in classic and beautifully renovated Australian Californian bungalow that is ready for a garden and workshop makeover.

    I am a nurse, teacher and grief coach and I am building an online education business for health care practitioners. Training them to become confident in caring for their patients mental and emotional health during times of grief and loss, ageing, dying and death. I love my city and have lived and worked all over it. I enjoy walking and riding as well as the arts and I could direct you to all the best places to visit and explore.

    You would have your own room with plenty of storage and your own bathroom. Free parking out front. Unlimited wi-fi is available too.

    There are other building and painting jobs too if you have the skills or would like to learn some.

    We live right next to a great little shopping village and on a creek and parkland with a bike path that goes all the way into town and onto the beach. I have bikes you can use too. There is a tram a minutes walk away that also goes right into town and on to the docklands or St Kilda and a train station 20minutes walk away.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    There is so much to learn here about Australia. I live a multicultural life with friends from different backgrounds and a range of ages. You will meet all sorts and you will have lots of time to yourself to explore as I am often out. I have a great knowledge about Australia and Melbourne as I have travelled to every state in the country. I am interested in politics and religion to as well as the arts and sport so I am sure I can help you with what ever you want to explore while you are here.

  • Help


    Digging and moving dirt. Laying paths, building garden beds. Mowing lawns, arranging pots and other garden displays. Planting plants as required. Building shelves and storage. Painting some walls and garden furniture. Cooking and cleaning if gardening is not available or you are not up for it. It's a team effort around here.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We live in a 3 bedroom house with two toilets and bathrooms. You will have your own room with a double bed, table, book shelf and plenty of cupboard space. There is more storage if you need it for anything like surfboards etc. The house is recently renovated with a new kitchen and living space. There is already a small vegie patch, lemon and apricot tree and some herbs, waiting for some new friends.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As I said there is the bike path and gorgeous parkland with lots of wildlife and a bike available, tram one minute away, there is also a train station 20minute walk away. There is another really cool cafe strip too nearby with lots of different cuisine and interesting shops as well as the local little village which has a supermarket, gelato bar, asian, italian, cafes and a cool bar, plus a pharmacy.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    A campervan can be parked out the front in the street.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    The yard is dog friendly and other pets are fine too.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 799377239399