Helpers welcome at self sustainable hobby farm outside Melbourne, Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    It is time for asking for help and sharing again.
    We are on a small farm working on self sustainability and providing small farm produce like eggs, chickens and plants for sale.
    We have alpacas, chickens, cats and 2 dogs.
    We are just over an hour from Melbourne. We are looking for someone with some handyman skills to help with some minor maintenance at our place, painting, wood cutting, planting, weeding in exchange for a local stay experience, food and accommodation.
    The standard of 4 hours a day applies but flexible with days and chance to get paid, especially if you have carpentry skills.
    This is our 10th year hosting and some wonderful friendships have been made and we now have "extended family" overseas that we visit.
    I am also heavily involved with non profit work within the community and so lots of local community interactions.
    You can contact for further info and discuss it further. Anybody with trade skills like carpentry, plumbing would be awesome!
    It can also be where you need a weekend escape into the country as well.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We will also make sure that our visitors have a very local experience and immerse them into our day to day lives. We are very patient with people that have difficulties with English, it does not bother us as we believe communication is more than the spoken language. I love sharing my knowledge of permaculture.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for someone with some handyman skills to help with some minor maintenance at our place, painting, wood cutting, planting, weeding in exchange for a local stay experience, food and accommodation.
    The standard of 4 hours a day applies but flexible with days and chance to get paid, especially if you have carpentry skills.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner
    Japanese: Beginner
    Chinese (Mandarin): Beginner

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

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    2Br Self contained accommodation.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Lots of Bush walks, cycling, winery, local interests, exploration as we are within a very pretty tourist attractions area. We can give lifts into town and give lifts to train station.
    We need people who are able to be independent. We get together for meals but also mindful of giving each other space.

  • 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.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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


Host ref number: 855188859314