Help us build a Light Straw Clay house near Daylesford, Victoria, Australia

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Australia

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    12/08/2020

 
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  • Description

    Description

    We are looking for people who enjoy being outdoors and want to learn or share building techniques. We're building a house near Daylesford, Victoria. We are 10 minutes drive from Daylesford (natural spa and tourism region of Victoria). It is a friendly little village and we are building on 1 acre, next door to an lovely organic farm and 3 minutes walk from a general store that makes superb lunches/coffee. Rural, but not remote. We live in a neighbouring rental house with a spare room (double bed), plus lots of yard space for a campervan if that is your mode of travel. Right now we would love some help with building. If you are willing to help with carpentry - mainly helping attach battens, ceiling panels and that sort of thing, that would be awesome! Some gardening and cooking skills also welcome. We are a relaxed couple with a cat, we eat mainly vegetarian (some meat occasionally). Do get in touch!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn how to build a house using simple materials like straw and clay. You can also experience life in a small town in Australia, see unique wildlife (kangaroos, wombats), and visit some of the many local attractions including the Hepburn spa, restaurants, vineyards, and Wombat State Forest.

  • Help

    Help

    Our building uses straw and clay (method is called Light Straw Clay) and we are owner-builders. You will be working alongside us.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Finnish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will have your own room. We can provide meals 5 days a week, and would be happy if you want to help with the cooking. There are also about 20 cafes and restaurants in this area.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Glenlyon is a 1.5 hour drive from Melbourne by car. You can get a train to Malmsbury or Ballan and we can pick you up. To see the local attractions, you would need a car. We only own one car and we have a little time to drive you around, but your own vehicle would give you more freedom.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 845914351332