Help with our home garden and arty projects in Victoria, Australia



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    Hello 🌞 ~ currently seeking a Workaway or two to help with fruit harvests and preserving! ~

    On our 5 acre property we have a well-developed orchard of fruit trees and big vegetable gardens, we have a variety of animals (sheep, chickens, dogs, cats and axolotls) and a salt water lake. However, it is more of an ‘artist’s community’ than a farm. Managing our bit of earth is just part of life.

    We are happy to host all sorts of people, share knowledge and skills but the Workaway’s who fit in best come with some basic practical skills themselves. The residents currently here have most of their time taken up with projects, personal jobs and interests, so what we really need are helpers to come in and fill the gaps and share to load with us.

    Workaway tasks vary depending on each person’s skills and capabilities, but typical tasks are things like getting into the garden and doing some weeding, preserving fruits and vegetables, general house work and tidying, maintaining vegetable gardens.
    For those with more specific skillsets, there are renovations and building projects to be involved with, landscaping and permaculture work to do, along with many other tasks that require some skills or previous experience.

    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 often, our kitchen is always the busiest room in the house.

    30 years ago the family stumbled onto a derelict butter factory, and since then a whole community of family and friends have turned it into the place we now know and love as Wolfgang's Palace. Over the years we have had thousands of people visit our home to stay with us or to participate in the celebrations that we have hosted at the Palace. We have been lucky to make friends from all over Australia and the world.

    Get in touch to chat more. We look forward to connecting with you!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help


    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.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    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


    Volunteers are invited to stay inside in comfortable, private or shared bedrooms.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live an hour away from the beach; Apollo Bay, The Great Ocean Road, The Twelve Apostles, Lorne etc.

    There are 3 cities all within an hour of us; Geelong, Warrnambool and Ballarat. And We are 2 hours away from Melbourne.

    The Otway’s is a half hour drive from us and there are endless bush walks and waterfalls to explore! The Grampians is a 3-hour drive from us but well worth the trip.

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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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • 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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