Hi There! We live on a beautiful 3.5 acre bush property in Healesville, about 1 km from the shops. There is plenty of space and it is a lovely, peaceful environment here.
I am an architect and designed our mud brick house which was built by a Bavarian master craftsman. It was finished around six years ago but there are still many little jobs to do and lots of gardening!
We have travelled a lot in the last few years, spending time mainly in France and surrounding countries and parts of S E Asia. Before children I also travelled through Africa, South America, USA, Europe, Middle East and North East & West Asia...I am very interested in other cultures!
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
Our bush property is a great place to experience the Australian bush without having to go too far from Melbourne. With beautiful big trees, there are many birds and even the occasional kangaroo!
Having travelled so much, we are happy to meet people from other countries and welcome them to our place.
There is always plenty to do around our place! Especially gardening and weeding. I am keen to renovate a tiny building and make it cosy and comfortable for guests. Tech help is wonderful and so is practicing French! (But travellers from everywhere are welcome) Cooking and helping in the house is also great!
English, un petit peu de français
A small independent cottage to yourself, with two rooms (kitchen and bedroom) and a shower room. The toilet is in a separate shed close by. And a verandah to relax on (no picture yet).
We are mostly vegetarians, prefer organic food where possible. We eat fish sometimes but can provide for other diets where requested. We have a fire pit outside where meat can be barbaqued.
There are many attractions nearby in the Yarra Valley, such as wineries, cafes, interesting shops and galleries, bushwalking, Tarrawarra Art Gallery and Healesville Sanctuary with Australian wildlife.
Healesville is 60km from Melbourne CBD. It is easier with a car (about and hour) but you can also catch a train to Lilydale and a bus to Healesville (about 2-2.5 hours). Sometimes a lift can be arranged from the bus or train.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week