Join our family in our forest retreat, Melbourne, Australia

  • Australie
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  • Activité récente: 14 mars 2023



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  • Description


    We have a great opportunity for 1 female (or a couple) organised and motivated helper to stay in our lovely, forest house on the outskirts of Melbourne. Easy public transport at door.

    We are a friendly family (a professional couple, 2+ kids, 2 big gentle playful dogs). We are welcoming, open minded and well travelled. We have been hosting for 9+ years.

    The lifestyle here is wonderful. Walking distance from home is great public transport, village with all shops and amenities (including cinema, library, swimming pool), mountain hiking trails, fresh water beach, rainforest... lots of gentle Australian native animals to see near us.

    We are looking for WorkAways who can step in and keep our house and garden clean and tidy, who are self starters with heaps of initiative while also love our back to nature lifestyle. We also welcome workaways with special skills like yoga teachers or mud brick rendering.

    We have the children during the week and roughly half the weekends during school term time (and for half of school holidays). When the children are here it is very peaceful during their school hours - but busy and loud when they are home (Eg 7-9am and 3.30-9pm week days). When the children are not here, we (the adults) relax, and sometimes let our hair down with small parties in the evenings.

    We value clear communication and welcome feedback during your stay (including things like turning sound from movies etc down - we can be a bit oblivious to how loud things can be!)

    We love it when our guests do the dishes and clean up the kitchen after dinner, when they are around. Apart from that you can schedule your hours as you like.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    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

    For an independent traveler there are heaps of things to do!

    We live in a fascinating part of the world on the edge of a national park with towering mountain ash trees, tree ferns and wildlife and hundreds of kilometres of hiking trails at our doorstep.

    We are 5 minutes by bus from a cool village with bars, organic food and drink. book stores, yoga...! From there it is about 1 hour on the train to the Melbourne CBD.

    We enjoy having travelers stay and in the past have invited our guests to join us in activities such as yoga, forest bathing, waterskiing, ecstatic dancing and bush walking.

    We are busy but love to talk about your country and life and share about ours.

  • 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


    Cleaning, gardening, odd chores! Maybe a bit of childcare or dog sitting too!

    You just need to be naturally clean and tidy, organised and motivated.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant

  • Hébergement


    We have a amazing mud brick house on the edge of the forest, looking into the valley.

    You will have your own room. A double bed on a large curtained mezzanine level with desk, chairs, and a own balcony with views into the forest. Please note that the mezzanine can be noisy when the kids are at home.

    You can make your own breakfast, lunch and snacks from the food in the fridge and panty: we can also add foods that you need, just tell us.

    We usually cook an evening meal for the whole family that you can share with us. We love to try new food so if you have a particular dish you like to cook, we will buy your ingredients and you can cook.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    From 1 April we will be in the forest on the edge of Melbourne. Great for connecting with nature. Still only an hour or so to Melbourne CBD by train.

  • 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

    We have a good fast (by Australian standards!) unmetered broadband internet service

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Cet hôte a dit qu’il acceptait les personnes voyageant avec un animal.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 585948962379

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Come and enjoy river swims, kayaking and mountain biking while you help us build our sustainable home.
Prenez soin de notre terrain et vivez en accord avec les principes de la permaculture près de Canberra, Australie