We are a family of 4, we live in Kyneton, an hour from Melborne by train. We have a 8 acre hobby farm with a new orchid, veggie patch and some friendly horses that come to visit occassionally. We also have a 4 year old son, 2 year old daughter and pet Labrador who is often inside. Tim commutes to Melbourne for work, Nicole looks after the kids and the farm but never has time to do either of these well.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
You could weed, mow lawns, prune trees, look after the veggie patch, chop fire wood, fix fences. You could also look after the kids, walk the dog, help with errands, tidy the kitchen, clean, cook the evening meal, help with other farm projects we have on the go or help with general home maintenance like put up pictures, install shelves or you could help with other farm work and learn some new things.
You have your own room with double bed, walk-in wardrobe and your own ensuite bathroom (not-shared). There's also an arm chair and we could add a desk if you wanted.
We live in Kyneton, an hour by train from Melbourne, day trip to Melbourne, we are near the dividing range with great walking trails, near mineral springs and spa country. We are a 10min drive from the nearest shops without public transport, so we could probably drop you in, or you could borrow a pushbike if you don't have your own vehicle. Kyneton has a bus service, just not to our place, we also have a vline station.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week