Looking for help with gardening, housework and child care at our hemp house in Chewton, Australia



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    urgently looking for help

    We are Dominic, Brenna, Merlin (11), Emrys (7) and Lailoken (3). We have just built our hempcrete home on our land in Chewton. Chewton is based in the Central Goldfields area of Victoria. It's a beautiful area which is very close to the town of Castlemaine, known for it's vibrant artistic and eco community.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a creative couple building in a unique and eco way in both the house and the land around it. We would love to have your input in making our very special place and we hope you will learn a lot from us too.

  • Help


    We have just built our hempcrete home. We still need help with landscaping, gardening, maintenance etc. In return we we hope to give you great experience and have a really enjoyable time here! You should be quite strong and healthy. Any help with our children is useful especially helping to entertain our 3 year old! We would love any help making meals too.
    It will be a really unique experience and fun!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have accommodation in our hemp hut on the site of our build. We have heating, hot water, shower and compost toilet. You can also use the facilities of our family home 60 meters away.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are set in a wonderful location overlooking Forest Creek and the world famous goldfields site. We are between Chewton and Castlemaine. Our gardens are being built around permicultural principles and our vehicle runs on waste vegetable oil. There is plenty to do here such as exploring the goldfield sites, swimming in the local lake or visiting Castlemaine (10 mins by bike) where there are plenty of cool places to visit. It's also a great area for country walks or cycling, we can provide a bike. The area is rich in history.
    Melbourne is just 75 minutes away by train.

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    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?

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    Hours expected

    up to 5 hours per day but very flexible on your wishes

gorgeous accomodation
tampering down the hemp mixture
fire and bee hives
view to the west
look at the beautiful textures of the hemp wall
catching yabbies in the creek
visiting the Twelve Apostles
working on our little hemp hut

Host ref number: 845794333588