We are a family of five (three children aged 8, 10 and 14) living on ten acres in the sought-after holiday destination of Metung, a little village set on a narrow, sandy peninsula in the heart of the Gippsland Lakes. Its history is steeped in boats, fishing and gentle lifestyles. It has a lovely water and sensory play park and is in the process of getting an upgrade to "the back beach", an area popular for swimming and picnicking. We are situated within walking distance of the Village Green, Lake King and Bancroft Bay, it's an ideal location to access the cafes, restaurants, iconic waterfront hotel, boardwalk, water play park, public BBQs, or just to cool-off and watch the glistening sunset at the back beach.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Exposure to and interaction with an authentic Australian family and interaction with an authentic Australian family is a fabulous way to improve your English, particularly talking with the kids who use simpler vocabulary and grammar.
We mostly need help to keep on top of jobs like gardening or minor maintenance work.
Accommodation is in a self-contained two bedroom holiday flat that is a five minute walk from our home. If the flats are fully booked we can accommodate you at our home however our preference is to house you at the flats where you are fully self-contained and can maintain greater privacy.
We provide all food - help yourself to breakfast and lunch, we cook dinner for you; some flexibility e.g. if you're a good cook you're welcome to cook. We don't accommodate special dietary requests like chocolate. we are not vegan.
This is a beautiful part of Victoria, Metung is hidden within a coastal forest and rolling hills, surrounded by the pristine water of the magnificent Gippsland Lakes. From Metung you can travel from sand to snow in a relatively unbroken chain of ecosystems. from coastal heathlands and forests, into the wildflower-rich eucalypt forests of the foothills, warm temperate rainforests of streams and shady gullies, then up to the higher rainfall tall, wet mountain forests thick with tree ferns and towering giants. These natural wonders eventually join up with the alpine environments and snow adapted forests and herb fields of the high country. There's a lot of wildlife in its natural habitat such as koalas, kangaroos, echidnas, kookaburras, dolphins and more. But public transport in the area is limited so your own car is desirable.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week (flexible hours)