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Aidez une sympathique famille dans la maison qu'elle a construite elle-même près de Malmsbury en Australie

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  • Description

    Description

    We are an adventurous family in a large house with 6 bedrooms, on 27 acres in a sweet valley. We like hosting friends and family for fun times around the dinner table. Community is key and we enjoy our neighbors dropping by.

    Karl and I both work in the NGO space, trying to make the world a better place. He is an economist specialising in housing affordability, whilst I work in a social justice enterprise in communication.

    We are aiming to set up an affordable housing project on our farm, a Community Land Trust based on permaculture principles. A big project.

    We start off small tho! Most guests soon gain an insight into how to propagate plants in our polytunnel. We have many trees to plant.

    There are hordes of kangaroos, wood ducks, vibrant red rosellas, flame robins and musk lorikeets in this wee valley - all sorts of birds zoom past on our property. Endangered sugar gliders hide away in our front nature paddock.

    Our kids are Tara (17) and twins Jamari and Curtis (14). They are real characters, sure to make your stay a genuine insight into Australian life. We also have Karl's Dad, Kevin (81), living with us. He has moderate alzheimers and is a steady hand/ low maintenance.

    For 4 years we ran a community nursery in inner western Melbourne with the assistance of 75+ Helpers. Now we are nearly 6 years into our tree change we are well set up thanks to people like you, making it an even better house to host our traveling friends. So many travellers have made wonderful contributions to our way of life - we thank you all! We're pretty sure you'll take away some stories, strategies and smiles after some time with us too.

    Malmsbury station is just five minutes away so we can easily pick you up from there.

    *** Dietary requirements - sorry but we do eat meat so hope we can work together to make it all happen. Curtis eats vegetarian most nights, so there are workarounds. Regardless, we love cooking straight out of the garden.

    We are always impressed by just how many solid people with adventurous tendencies come to stay.
    Go humanity ;) Come say hello~!~

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Bénévolat
    Projets artistiques
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Compagnie pour pers. âgée
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    We teach you about permaculture design, kombucha production, fermentation, running a nursery, looking after chooks and ducks, the importance of soil PH testing, plus bonus geeky things. Things we are involved in include a relocalisation project, men’s and women’s circles, bulk buying, the village fayre, the farmers market and craft. We like discussing parenting philosophies, the alternatives to neo-liberal economics, some kooky science - it all happens at our place. Solutions (or at least debating them) are the key to sanity in this mad, mad world.

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide

    Aide

    We see you as part of the family, so anything we have to do to keep the house running, we hope you will too. We share watering, gardening, farming, cooking, cleaning, kid wrangling, whatever needs to be done. Projects are planned around your skills. If you can build - great. If you can knit, well that too! The kids are at an age where they are able to look after themselves, but love playing board games etc. One of the main things we love you to help with is just keeping us company ;) it’s great to get to know what’s happening out there.

    We are continually building soil so have 7 composts, a hugelkultur pile and Biochar - wow that char is magic! These are all in aid of developing our productivity. Our self sufficiency is growing! Shitake mushroom logs are part of the mix too. Alongside that are watering systems, polytunnels to maintain and tools to sharpen.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Maori: Débutant

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    Your bedroom has a sweet view of the sunrise. The room is a triangle shape and has its own wardrobe. The house is made from recycled goods so it is full of character. Or if you like your own space we can rig up the caravan. Great over summer.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Grab a bike and go for a cycle through the neighboring forest, hang with our horse-mad neighbor Steph, see the sights of the central highlands - we are 20 minutes from coolio Castlemaine, a similar distance to Daylesford - both havens for creative cultures. Kyneton and Malmsbury are barely 10 minutes away and have their own farming and historical quirks. We have hammocks overlooking our 'love heart' dam, so there's plenty of nice views to enjoy on the site. Most days we have mobs of 10+ kangaroos awaiting your camera. Sunset is well celebrated, particularly on Fridays!

    One of our challenges is to have five sweet reading spots on the farm. We've got three set up - all we need is to pull some tree stumps into place (1 for footrest, one for side table) in a few other select locations. Tasks like these - expect them written as a list on the back of an envelope to do if/ when you can. Its all fun.

    And please, if you are coming all this way down south, please put the Pacific Islands on your agenda! Vanuatu (180+ islands), Papau New Guinea ..... Solomon Islands, they are all incredibly beautiful, with many areas not too commercialised.

    Ahhhh to traveling tips.

    Check you round the campfire!

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Karl & I both work online from home at present. We have some beautiful spaces to work from.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Beautiful camping spots abound.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

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

N° de référence hôte : 443173984651

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Help with various projects on my hobby wildflower farm in Pickering Brook, Western Australia
Help on the property some of the time and to share culture in Adelaide River (100K south of Darwin), Australia