Hobby farm near Melbourne, Australia

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Australia

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    26/10/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    Located in Melbourne's Southern eastern suburbs, only 1 hour by train to Melbourne CBD. We have a hobby farm with cows, sheep, goats, alpacas, dogs, and cats. We are best suited to accommodate a couple or 2 friends travelling together and wanting to stay for 4 weeks or more.
    Helper accommodation is very neat self contained studio style cottage, with your own King Bed, Lounge, kitchen, bathroom and meals area. We would welcome anyone with any handyman skills etc. General duties include caring for the animals, gardening, mowing, weeding, fence repairs, painting, wood splitting and other odd jobs.
    We can provide accommodation in exchange for 10-15 hours per week per person (a few extra hours and we will provide all meals too). We are 6km from the local shops and public transport, so it is best if you have your own vehicle. There are plenty of options for paid work in surrounding suburbs.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You have your own private space on our property, but we will invite you to share the occasional meal or drinks with us (normally once a week). If we have guests for dinner, you will generally be invited to share the festivities and have options to meet and discuss with others. we are non-smokers, but enjoy a drink or two, and like to share travel experiences and hear your plans/adventures. Some helpers have also found paid work nearby and stayed for extended periods.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    The work is fairly varied and not too arduous. General gardening, mowing, weeding, wood splitting or stacking, feeding the animals and other odd jobs and/or projects as needed. Pet minding if we are not at home.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Fully self contained cottage, fitted out with everything you could need. King Bed, all linen, kitchen, lounge space, flat screen tv and access to large dvd collection, bathroom, washing machine.

  • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    On application.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 2-3 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 847542421333