Gardening at my cottage in Rylstone, Australia



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    Come and join me in the quaint village of Rylstone, 3.5 hours from Sydney. I live in a cute heritage cottage which I have been slowly renovating over the past year. The house is located right in the centre of the village with cafes, restaurants and pubs just around the corner. The region is known for its wineries and national parks, so there’s lots to see and explore whilst you’re here. I have completed WorkAways in Greece and Italy and loved the experience and I’m now inspired to become a host. I’m looking for some help in the garden, mostly weeding, mowing and mulching. However, there could also be some DIY projects that you might be helping to complete.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Entretien général

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    I love meeting new people and travelling. I was an exchange student in Sweden for a year when I was younger, volunteered as a teacher in Thailand and have participated in WorkAway in both Greece and Italy and cherish these experiences. I would love to exchange stories, share my knowledge of the region and have lots of suggestions on what to do in your spare time.

  • Aide


    The main area I would welcome assistance with is help in the garden. The cottage is set on one acre of land with well established gardens and fruit trees. I’m looking for people who are happy to get their hands dirty and do some weeding, mulching, and pruning. As I am renovating the cottage there are always lots of DIY projects on the go, so this may also be an option. It would be a max of 4 hours help per day, 5 days per week. This would be flexible and the hours could be spread throughout the day. On your days off you’re welcome to spend the time relaxing or could use the days to travel around the region.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Swedish: Débutant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    I am more than happy to help you with your English and I am always eager to learn some of the basics of any language.

  • Hébergement


    You would have your own bedroom with a view of the garden. It is nicely decorated, with a double bed, chest of draws, ceiling fan and oil heater. You would of course have access to the rest of the house, my aim is for you to feel at home. The bathroom is shared and has a shower and lovely spa bath.
    There will be a variety of food for you to help yourself to for breakfast (fruit, cereal, yoghurt, coffee) and lunch (cheese, salad, bread, leftovers etc) and I would prepare a hot meal for dinner each night which I would love to share with you. If you’d prefer to cook for yourself or eat out that is perfectly fine, I’m very flexible. Some nights of the week I play sports or visit my family, you are more than welcome to join me or can relax at home.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Rylstone is a small and quiet village but is a tourist destination due to its picturesque location along the river, proximity to national parks, cute shops and delicious restaurants. Ganguddy (Dunns Swamp) is a 25 minute drive away and a beautiful place to swim, kayak and hike. Fern Tree Gully is another popular spot close by.

    Mudgee is the closest large town to Rylstone and is a 40 minute drive away. It is filled with vineyards, pubs and delicious eateries.

    Having your own transport would be a huge advantage as there is very limited public transport and no taxis or Uber. However, if you’re happy to relax in Rylstone and enjoy a slow pace of life then a car isn’t necessary. I can lend you a bike and I am happy to show you local sites when I’m not working or can arrange a lift for you to Mudgee for the day.

  • 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

    I have an office space that you are welcome to use, it has a desk and a huge window looking onto the garden. I currently have no internet as I’m trying to cut back my screen time. There is a local library just a short walk away where you could work from and use the wifi.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    There’s plenty of space in the garden to find a place to park. There’s also an external toilet which you can use.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

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

N° de référence hôte : 875374494529