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We are a family living in a spacious home that was once a dairy factory and is now a PALACE (sorta). We have a big vegetable garden, an orchard full of fruit trees (not currently in season), a big lake that’s perfect for canoeing and nice for a swim (but its super salty), a variety of animals both big and small, and a home that will make you feel welcome.
The winter months are finally coming to an end and we are beginning to come out of hibernation! Our main event of the year BELTANE is held in November, but there is much to do in preparation before this. We will start taking Workaways soon to help with pre-festival work. The longer that you can stay the better! Those that can come early and stay on until after the festival are prioritised as we love to have all the help before, during and after the event that we can.
We are a happy crew who like to be productive and creative, and we love having people stay who share these values. We also enjoy cooking together and sharing meals, our kitchen is always the busiest room of the house!
Priorities at this time of year include (but not limited to)
~Picking olives and preserving them
~Working on the vegetable garden
~Cooking food and maintaining a functional kitchen
~Keeping the animals fed + entertained + loved
~Help with never ending house renovations
~Organising the costume and craft rooms
~An abundance of creative DIY projects.
~Lake forshore cleanup
~ FESTIVAL INFASTRUCTURE
~ Festival decor creating
We look forward to connecting with you!
~~~~ Sometimes the house is busy and full of people and activities, other times it is quiet with only a few of us here. Both are lovely in their own way. It's constantly changing so you have to be prepared for both ~~~~~
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
We live a social and energetic life with lots of involvement in the community.
You would also be likely to make friends and connect with all sorts of people that come through our home.
Some current jobs are garden prep and maintenance. Some tiling/mozaic work as well as other creative installations.
Interior decor, making up curtains and other decorative stuff, accessing the extensive materials available.
Lots of interior and exterior building projects going on.
We would also love someone who enjoys being in the kitchen, cooking and cleaning etc.
Volunteers are invited to stay inside in comfortable, private or shared bedrooms.
We live within a shortish drive from the Otways, the great ocean road and the Grampians.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week