Come and help our friendly australian family living on our farm in Glenlyon, Australia



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    We have availability for a couple for ten days Our season is in full swing and we need help with:

    Picking berries
    (blueberries mulberries )
    Picking gherkins
    Pickling gherkins
    Washing lettuce
    General garden maintenance
    Preparing soil

    If anyone has building skills we need help with shed conversion and new shed frame

    Just over an hour's drive from Melbourne or an easy train ride from Southern Cross station. If you want a break from Melbourne City come and see us!
    We live in a beautiful old farmhouse built on 3 acres of rich red volcanic soil.
    We are a family of 4 with 2 young children creating an intensive food production farm that uses organic farming practices aimed at supplying the best quality food for the local community.
    Work incl. planting seeds, transplanting seedlings, garden bed preparation, compost making, picking veg, preparing lettuce mixes, food preservation/pickling gherkins, weeding, digging etc.
    It is winter time there will be projects to work on, plenty of slow cooked meals and the warmth of the open fire.
    Accom is for two in a guest room adjoining our house, with wifi, dvd, comfortable beds. Meals are cooked by family and we generally all eat together. We encourage helpers to cook at least one meal(we love helpers who can cook) If the weather is good we often have a BBQ. Mixed diet, vegetarians catered for.
    Pick up and drop offs(bus/train/free time). On days off we can drive you into Daylesford(our nearest big town) where you can spend a day exploring.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help

  • 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 are a friendly, australian family living on a beautiful property that we live off.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Picking, planting, composting, potting, weeding, building, painting, the help is varied and diverse. However we do have specified work for a carpenter.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The room is adjacent from the house, it has 2 beds, DVD, wifi and is very comfortable. Meals are shared in the main house with family. You will have your own toilet, however shared shower.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Helpers have time off to explore the Daylesford area, we can drop off and pick up from train station

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours day/ 5 days a week

Host ref number: 879459488159