Learn about permaculture, help grow food, learn about animal systems, have fun playing with animals in Mia Mia, Victoria, Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    I'm Yvonne, I'm originally from Austria and have been in Australia for the past 12 years. Love animals, music, art, food, permaculture and regenrative farming, exercise. Want to live a healthy and meaningful life ;-) working on that

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    Permaculture:
    Implementing permaculture principles:
    You can learn how to grow your own vegetables, learn about different types of garden beds their advantages/disadvantages, raising seedlings, learn about saving and reusing water.

    Animal husbandry:
    learn about animals and animal systems

    Enjoy animal company, it's really lovely spending time watching the pigs play or cuddle up for a snooze in the afternoon. Our dogs and cats love having a cuddle and a play and truly enjoy having company during the day. Our horse loves a scratch and a brush as well and is a real smooch too.
    All our animals are fed twice a day and are handled: our piglets are growing fast but have good manners and come up when called and love a scratch.

    If you like sports there is lots to do in the area, from hiking, mountain bike parks (downhill - Maldon, Wambat Forest Track - Woodend, MTB Park in Harcourt, and Mount Lofty Reserve) , canoeing/kayaking to watersports at the lake.

    There are 3 micro breweries close by and we live in a wine growing area.
    Local Farmers Markets on weekends in Kyneton, Lancefield, Romsey, Woodend and Castlemaine.

    The gorgeous bluestone country Pub: Redesdale Hotel is just 5 min drive from us and doesn't just offer fabulous food but a real country feel with lovely people on both sides of the bar.

    Visit lovely closeby country towns: Heathcote (Breweries & Wineries), Kyneton, Castlemaine, Woodend (Holgates brewery), Lancefield, Trentham (Red Beard Bakery & Waterfalls)

  • Help

    Help

    Hi everyone,
    Our little property (4.5 acres) is situated in a lovely area near lake Eppalock.
    We are implementing permaculture principles and are working toward living off the land.

    Gardening: Building vegetable gardens, wicking beds, growing vegetables, building, composting,...

    Animal care: chickens, pigs, cats, dogs, a horse, sheep and ducks: help with feeding and moving stock to new paddocks (rotational grazing).

    General Maintenance: There is always something that needs to be fixed around the house, the shed or in the paddocks.

    Help in the house: Helpers are part of the family and stay in the 3 bedroom house as part of the household everyone pitches in, many hands make light work :-)

    Kitchen: depending on the time of year I might be making jam, preserves, dried fruit/vegetables etc. it's always more fun doing this in company with a good tune on the radio :-)

    I am originally from Austria and came to Australia about 16 years ago I fell in love with the country and decided to stay. So my cooking is mostly European - I love cooking wholesome, healthy and tasty food. Always love to learn new things and exchange recipes from all over the world! We eat meat, sometimes it comes from the farm, other times from organic farmer friends. I am more than happy to cater for GF and vegetarian. There are chickens on the farm depending on the time of the year there will be fresh eggs.

    My partner and I are both working full time. Russell has a bicyle shop, runs bike tours and skills clinics for kids as well as builds mountainbike parks.
    I work as a landscaper, gardener and painter. We are both quite busy with our businesses and are looking for help around the house and farm.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: 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.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    In the 3 bedroom house as part of the family!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You will need a car to get around, there is no public transport. The house is situated on a plateau overlooking a pretty valley. It is only 10 minutes to Lake Eppalock and 5 minutes todesdale which has a bluestone country pub, a pretty little Cafe and Art Gallery, a petrol station, general store (very general) and post office. Melbourne is about an hour and ten minutes away.
    This is a farming area with rolling hills and pretty open farmland. There are nice dirt roads with very low to n Reo traffic ideal for walks and to ride a bike!
    There are wineries and organic farms worth while visiting in this area.
    I would recommend day trips to Hanging Rock, Mt. Macedon, Woodend, Daylesford, Heathcote, Trentham, Maldon, Kyneton Castlemaine,... There are also farmers markets on weekends, they just in a different town each weekend.
    If you like mountain biking my partner runs a bike shop and we can get you a hire bike to explore the local bike parks and tracks (rail trail from Heathcote to Bendigo, bike parks in Maldon, Woodend, Harcourt, Redesdale.

    Cooking is shared depending on what's happening on the day.

    This a non smoking house. I love sharing my house and love cooking as long as it is appreciated, previous helpers have been amazing! All tasks had been shared when some cooked the others would do the dishes, the kettle would be put on and everyone who wanted a tea was kindly made a tea - just little things like that. All household tasks were shared around without too much ado on who will do what -they just all pitched in - it was really lovely!

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Wi-Fi available

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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