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Sustainable living in the Dandenong Ranges, Australia

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  • Última atividade: 2 mar. 2024



 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 1 semana



  • Descrição


    Hi I'm Christina. I am a single Mum with a 14 year old son Bodhi who lives with me part time. We live in Belgrave in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges - a popular tourist destination in Victorian. We have a cat and 5 chickens and try to grow our own food and live as sustainably as possible.
    We live on a normal size block on the north side of a small hill and overlook a beautiful treed suburb. We live in a unique house we renovated with curved walls and ceiling, lovely views and lots of timber features. We have a bright and airy house.
    I work as the Project Manager for a group who encourage community food growing in public places and I co-ordinate a local community bulk buying group. I also work as an End of Life Consultant, Death Doula and Sacred Ritual Practitioner. I enjoy conscious dance, Kirtan, african drumming, camping and hiking. My son attends the local High school and plays basketball and loves skating and BMXing.
    We are a warm, inviting, inclusive friendly family who love sharing our home and lifestyle with new visitors and learning about other cultures and traditions.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de animais
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral
    Ajuda com computadores/internet
  • Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos de sustentabilidade da ONU que este anfitrião quer atingir

    Objetivos da ONU
    Erradicar a pobreza
    Erradicar a fome
    Saúde de qualidade
    Educação de qualidade
    Igualdade de género
    Água potável e saneamento
    Energias renováveis e acessíveis
    Trabalho digno e crescimento económico
    Indústria, inovação e infraestruturas
    Reduzir as desigualdades
    Cidades e comunidades sustentáveis
    Produção e consumo sustentáveis
    Ação climática
    Proteger a vida marinha
    Proteger a vida terrestre
    Paz, justiça et instituições eficazes
    Parcerias para a implementação dos objetivos
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    We live near beautiful forests and gardens on the quiet side of the mountain of a very popular tourist destination. We have beautiful bird life, local parks, lakes for swimming and live in a vibrant, connected and creative community with lots of amazing events and local activities. We practice a permaculture lifestyle where we can and can share lots of knowledge and wisdom around living sustainably, homesteading,, deep ecology, rites of passage, eco parenting and many other topics.

  • Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Projetos que envolvem crianças

    Este projeto pode envolver crianças. Para mais informações, veja aqui nossas diretrizes e dicas.

  • Ajuda


    There is a large range of tasks both indoor and outdoor to suit any skill level. There is always plenty of weeding, raking leaves, composting, planting seeds/seedlings, watering the garden and feeding the animals.
    There are general cleaning tasks, lots of decluttering and many handyman tasks.
    Larger building and maintenance tasks are available for skilled people.
    There are lots of homesteading type tasks: preserving, repairing, upcycling etc. and decanting goods for a community bulk purchase group.
    Any technical, computer skills and administrative type skills are welcome also
    The minimum stay is 7 days due to the time it takes to wash sheets/towels and show you around and go through all the information with you
    The exchange requires 3 hours per night spent. However due to the unreliability of Workaway guests post-lockdown I am now requesting that you work 4 hours per day for the first 5 days and then that 5 hours will be subtracted from your hours after that. I am trialing this because several Workaways have taken other offers or received work and left after 1-3 days and it is very inconvenient and frustrating as I have usually turned other Workaway guests away and it can be hard to replace them at short notice. I have also bought food and materials for projects so please understand that if you accept an offer you are committing to stay a minimum of 7 days and hopefully for the duration of the agreed time. Working extra hours the first 4 days means that you will be ahead of your hoursand it encourages you to stay the minimum time required and not break the agreement as you will be rewarded with the hours deducted after that. Please ask questions if this is not clear.
    After the first 5 days I am flexible as to how these hours are spread throughout the week. If you want to help with more hours per day and have more days off that is fine. I have a timesheet to record hours and I keep track of the work done as I have had a few Workaways try to take advantage of this in the past.

  • Idiomas

    Inglês: Fluente

  • Acomodação


    I have 2 rooms available.
    One has a King Single bed a small desk and empty cupboard and drawers. This room has its own entrance to the front porch.
    I also have a spare room with an office station where I can set up mattresses on the floor. This is usually the preference for couples to create a bed to sleep together.
    Bedding is provided. There are more mattresses if any extra bedding is needed for children or extra friends.
    We have a 4 bedroom open plan living space with a large lounge room and a balcony overlooking forest views. The front porch is an outdoor 'lounge' area with BBQ. There is a shared bathroom available.
    Food is provided and I usually cook most evening meals (mostly vegetarian). Sometimes I am super busy and do not get to cook meals for you but there is usually leftovers and plenty of food to prepare for yourself. Breakfast is 'help yourself' and lunch will mostly be help yourself (usually leftovers from dinner) but there may be occasions I am making something. You are welcome to cook your own or contribute to shared meals as well.
    We are a non smoking family and prefer non somkers, however smoking is acceptable well away from the house.
    We are generally quiet and both love reading and playing board games. We do not have a television
    There is room to park vehicles in the driveway. If the rooms inside are full but you have your own van/camper etc. you are still welcome to apply and stay in your own vehicle

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    We live in a quiet peaceful neighbourhood near Puffing Billy - a popular steam train tourist attraction and walking distance to bus stop and train station. There are many amazing local sites to visit within half an hour drive/bus. I am heavily involved in my local community and am very active in organising local events and gatherings. You would be welcome to join us in connecting in with our community.

  • Mais alguns detalhes

    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

    • Temos mascotes

    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Every room in the house is hardwired as I don't like to use Wifi too much but it is possible. There is an office space in the public area and one of the spare rooms is set up with an office space and the other has a small desk.

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Small vans are OK but really big motorhomes may have trouble on my narrow dirt road and driveway.

  • Pode aceitar animais

    Pode aceitar animais

    Your animal would need to be OK with a cat and chickens. The property is fenced but not necessarily pet proof - depending on your pet!

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Mais de 2

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    Horas previstas

    21 hours per week (calculated at 3 hours per night spent) flexible as to when hours are worked

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 277751797542

Comentário (31)


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Precisão do perfil: (4.8)

Intercâmbio cultural: (4.7)

Comunicação: (4.8)

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