Help with our property and permaculture projects in a beautiful historic town in north east Victoria.



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  • Description


    We have a small property a 5 minute walk from Yackandandah, a beautiful historic town in north east Victoria. We live in an owner built strawbale house with composting toilets and solar photovoltaics. We are currently developing our block of land using permaculture principles and planting indigenous/natives to support our local wildlife.

    We have bikes for getting out and about and you would be welcome to participate in the many small town activities that we are engaged in. We are keen runners and bike riders, ski over winter a lot and canoe when we can. There is an active arts group, theatre, music, bike riding group. We are dedicated to making Yackandandah a renewable energy town through Totally Renewable Yackandandah (TRY) so a lot of our spare time is spent developing these ideas as well as contributing to lots of other exciting stuff. We are passionate about living simply and love sharing ideas and home cooked food.

    Nearest train stations are Wodonga or Albury, a half hour drive away, and we are happy to collect you from there at a times that suits or there is a bus.

    Would like to see a pic of you if you apply to visit.

    Access to computer and wifi.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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

    Our community is beautiful and also very dynamic, with lots of innovative stuff happening. We are involved in a wide range of projects including renewables, community gardening, community choir, landcare etc. You will get an insight to what is possible in a small town with passionate people. We love learning about other cultures and sharing ideas.

  • Help


    Or preference is for workers to stay around 4 days, anything further by negotiation. We would expect you to do 3-4 hours work a day (depending on complexity of task), which could include general gardening, help with veg garden, composting, weeding, tidying leaves, cleaning, assisting with building projects (many!) or helping maintain a small area of native bushland adjoining our property that we care for.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation is for 1-2 in a small self contained strawbale studio that we also built. It has a composting toilet and shower and basic amenities - a small fridge, toaster, kettle and a queen size bed. Workers would be invited to eat meals with our family - two adults and an energetic and social 5 year old. We are vegetarian. And I cook. A lot. If you want to eat meat while staying with us there is a stove on the back deck and you are welcome to buy/cook your own meat!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We will make an effort to show you some of our favourite places and join us on some adventures!

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    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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 874839823235