Projet de ferme récréative à Beechworth, au nord-est de l'État du Victoria en Australie

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  2024 

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello! Ciao! We are Resi and Vince. We moved to our 12 acres paradise in 2016 and we have welcomed plenty of helpers to help us make our dream a reality!

    Our journey started in 2013, when we packed up our home in North Wales and travelled to Australia, New Zealand and Italy, mostly thanks to Workaway hosts. We have learnt a huge wealth of information, visited amazing places and made great forever friends. We have now decided to give something back to the Workaway community.

    Resi, 50, is Italian but lived for over 20years in the UK before moving to Australia, thanks to Vince, 43, who is Australian and together we have settled in North East Victoria, in a lovely town called Beechworth.

    Our home is a 12 acres lifestyle block and started as an empty canvas. Over the years, we have planted over 400 trees, a fruit orchard, improved fencing, created a veggie patch and other improvements.

    We are currently seeking help with the following jobs:

    *** Gardening helping hand***
    Help us maintain and develop our veggie patch. Prep beds, keep the weeding up to scratch, plant seedlings out, sow seeds, water when needed and maintain the harvest.

    *** Dog Minding***
    We run a boutique licensed dog house stay and as part of the task we seeking helpers with is general maintenance of the play area as well as water bowl filling, prep treats and watch over the dogs. We only have a maximum of 4 dogs staying on the property at any one time and they are all adorable, and importantly very well behaved, most of the time!

    *** Painting***
    We have created a few cupboards and storage space, these now need painting and bringing the tasks to an end so we can tick this jobs off the to do list.

    *** Au-pairing without the kids!***
    There is plenty of indoor work to do to be ready, so if you enjoy cooking and helping out in the house, we would love to hear from you.

    If you are looking for a job in town, there are two breweries and plenty of cafes, plus Beechworth has plenty of wineries and vineyards just out of towns that will be looking for vintage harvest staff. However, we aren't in the position to assist you with any work search. We would suggest you join the N=Beechworth Community FB page and post a call for work.

    Who are we? We both enjoy travelling, discovering new places, the outdoors and sustainable lifestyles. Resi particularly enjoys growing vegetables, preserving the harvest and she is also a bit of an IT geek. She’s a qualified Permaculture Designer. Vince is an outdoor sports fan, from mountain biking, wild swimming, trail running and more. New hobby includes home brewing and enjoying the product of his hard work. We both have a love for food and cooking, and socialising.

    What we expect? Exchange is for 21hrs work in exchange for all week food and lodging. We will provide all the food you need for all the time you are staying with us and a comfy place to sleep (including bedding! we get asked this a lot!). We do eat meat, however during summer time is mostly vegetarian, with some yummy bacon or something! If you are vegetarian or vegan, let’s chat - that is not an issue - but we will need to do some extra planning! Resi used to be vegan and we also like to eat vegetarian, so it’s not a problem. This also applies to any other dietary requirements within reason. And if you enjoy cooking, we most definitely will like to hear from you!

    During summer time, we might be starting early in the morning, have a long lunchtime break as the temperature can easily reach 35℃ or more, and then continue later in the day. Winter time might be a different story, we are quite high up and there is very little tree cover (for now!)

    PLEASE NOTE #1: Resi is currently training to become a veterinary nurse, so between work placements and studying, she can't just dedicate the time to work alongside any helpers. The aim for 2024 is to complete her studies so your help on the property will be very much helping her achieve that! We just want you to be aware that you will be working alone and for this reason we need helpers that are comfortable to work independently, once instructed on what needs doing.

    What’s to do on your day off? Beechworth is a gold mining town with heaps and heaps of history and character. Google it and look for the 'Explore Beechworth', there are plenty of videos to inspire you. During winter we are about 2hrs drive to the ski slopes of Falls Creek and Mount Hotham (note, there are a few charges to access the ski fields - ask us about it!) Bushwalking and camping abounds and there are lots of free camping places to go and explore. We are also in a prime wine making area, cycle tracks abound and if micro brewing interests you, every local town has at least one micro-brewery!

    If you like the sound of what we have to offer, get in touch and find out more. Couple/friends are welcome.

    PLEASE NOTE #2: we are about 6km from town, that is 20min bike ride or 1.5hr walk. If you don't have your own transport, we have bikes you can borrow.

    PLEASE NOTE #3: strictly non smokers, or pets (as it impact our dogminding licence)

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Jardinage
    Bricolage et construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    A mix of Italian, Welsh, UK and obviously, Aussie experiences await you. Beechworth is brimming with history and culture. We are ourselves on a journey to learn more about managing a lifestyle block, we would welcome for you to learn with us.

  • Aide

    Aide

    We are currently seeking help with the following jobs:

    *** Dog Minding***
    We run little dog house stay and as part of the task we seeking helpers with is general maintenance of the play area as well as water bowl filling, prep treats and watch over the dogs. We only have a maximum of 4 dogs staying on the property at any one time and they are all adorable, and importantly very well behaved!

    *** Gardening helping hand***
    Help us maintain and develop our veggie patch. Prep beds, keep the weeding up to scratch, plant seedlings out, sow seeds, water when needed and maintain the harvest.

    *** Painting***
    We have created a few cupboards and storage space, these now need painting and bringing the tasks to an end so we can tick this jobs off the to do list.

    *** Au-pairing without the kids!***
    There is plenty of indoor work to do to be ready, so if you enjoy cooking and helping out in the house, we would love to hear from you.

    Other opportunities is possible, have a chat with us about what your interests are and what you can offer.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Italien: Courant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    Italian first language tutor

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    The helpers room is our spare room with a queen sized bed.
    All bedding and towels are provided. Bathroom is private but the washing machine is in there so that element is ‘shared’!
    Strictly non smokers. Strictly no pets.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    If you wish to visit North East Victoria and save some money on your great Aussie experience this is something worth considering. Beechworth has got plenty of cafes and hospitality places to earn some extra much needed travelling funds, and at the right time of the year, there is plenty of harvest and vineyard work for you to also gain your visa days (check postcode is allowed by your WHV> 3747) Please note we are quite new to the area and CAN'T assist with securing any work locally.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    We live on a 12 acre block and have an outside toilet as well as access to in house bathroom.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    max 21 hours with min 2 whole days off

N° de référence hôte : 256763824338

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