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We are a couple with adult children who have all left home and we live in the beautiful Yarra Valley wine region. We have 10 acres of land that we are cultivating with Truffle and building a straw bale house and enjoy helpers visiting.
Our comfortable home is 5 minutes drive and 20 minutes walk from the land and we are located 7km from the local township of Yarra Glen and surrounded by wineries and farms.
We provide delicious home cooked meals and are happy to help with transport when you want to visit one of the towns in the Yarra Valley.
We are both in the education field and have hosted many people from other countries. There are plenty of opportunities for conversation if that is what you are looking for. The Yarra Valley is a special place for people who enjoy wine and nature. The local community is multicultural, warm and friendly. Many Europeans, Japanese and Americans travel in the area to work in the vineyards.
Building tasks depending on the stage of the build. The walls and roof are now complete and we are preparing for the lime rendering. You don't need special skills for these tasks but be fit and willing to work. If you do have some experience building or with tools you would also be a great helper.
Planting trees, hand weeding and removal of scrub using hand tools. We are raising organic truffles.
Our comfortable home has two guest rooms (each with a double bed) with own bathroom. The living area, kitchen and laundry would be shared and we provide delicious home cooked meals if you would like. You will join in and help with cooking and cleaning each day.
The Yarra Valley is a wine growing region that is beautiful. The surrounding area has fine bushwalking, canoeing, kayaking and camping places. The local town is well serviced. There are buses around the local area that travel to a train station (Lilydale) about 20km from Healesville. A bicycle or car is an advantage but not essential.
Our home is very comfortable.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
5 hours a day 5 days a week or 6 hours a day 4 days a week depending on the type of work
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