Painting and Handyperson jobs in Cosy Cottage on Forest Edge 1 hr from Melbourne

  • Favorito 43 vezes
  • Última atividade: 21 fev. 2024



 Hospedagem min. solicitada: Sem período mínimo



  • Descrição



    Hi my name is Genevieve and I have owned this old gal of a home for 14 years now and she could do with some TLC.

    I have my accommodation cancelled so have a rare opening for a single or couple to come and stay for a while and do some much needed handy person work and carpentry.

    The cottage I'm offering as accommodation is also rental accomodation and it has WIFI and is self contained.

    I bought my place in the country 14 years ago - it's a weatherboard divided into two separate living areas with separate kitchens etc.

    At the moment the external building and inside rooms could do with some painting - it's been ten years since I had it painted - , replacement windows if possible and some gardening.

    I have a Bbq and fire pit area and a couple of platforms looking over the beautiful Lerderderg River.

    I have been sharing my property ever since I bought it, and if you think you are a match for what I'm looking for, let me know.

    I'm a writer, a celebrant and I love travel, getting to know people and learning about other cultures.

    Introduce yourself and lets get to know each other.

    My Place:

    My home has a warm, rustic, clean, light open, eclectic feel.

    The cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, lounge with fireplace, bedroom with study nook, and bathroom with shower and toilet. There is a laundry area but no washing machine at the moment. I can help with some washing if needed plus there are machines down the road at the local caravan park.
    My place is on the edge of theWombat State Forest in central Victoria, Australia. There is a river than runs past when it rains. Right now you can hear the flow of the river from the kitchen.

    There is Starlink satellite WIFI and a chrome cast flat screen TV.

    Heating and Cooling are available through a split system.

    The bedroom has a queen size bed and bedding.

    It is on the edge of the Forest so I can't control little critters finding their way inside like ants and bugs, But there are plenty of ways to control it.

    The house is on the end of a no -through road, yet a 5 minute walk to the local pub and post office/coffee shop.

    If you're lucky you'll see Kangaroos and Wombats and be laughed at by the Kookaburras (which happens every day to me!)

    Currently I live above the carport in my own self contained area. It's not directly above you, but next door.

    In front of the house, a walking track leads to Blackwood Mineral Springs, with water for you to taste from the earth. There are many different bush-walking trails, for you to explore.

    Please note: no smoking inside and no pets.

    It needs constant maintenance as it is wooden and also the garden/trees need pruning and weeding.

    Blackwood is in the middle of nowhere but is the centre of everything:
    (1 hour from Melbourne, 45 Mins from Ballarat, 1 hour to Bendigo, 1 hour to Geelong/Great Ocean Road)

    Note the nearest train station is a 20 minute drive away so a car would be handy.

    Note: I tried to upload photos if you're interested I can send you a link.


  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Ajuda em projetos ambientais
    Construção/faça você mesmo
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral
  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Travellers can learn a lot about the Australian Bush, they will see kangaroos, wombats, native birds, Kookaburras. They will learn about the beauty of Victoria and can learn English. They will see life in a country town. They will also have access to the city of Melbourne which is an hour by train. A car is very much recommended. They can learn about indigenous plants, and nature.
    I'm a qualified teacher and writer so can definitely help with learning English.

  • Ajuda


    My house is weather board, and they are very old and need painting or cladding over.
    There is general upkeep and maintenance jobs for the house and garden. Eg: Painting, washing, cleaning windows, weeding, pruning.

  • Idiomas

    Inglês: Fluente

  • Acomodação


    One bedroom self contained cosy cottage with Queen size bed, toilet and shower, fully equipped kitchen , lounge with TV, fireplace and split system

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    The house is on the edge of a huge State Forest, Wombat State Forest with wildlife and flora and fauna. There are many bush walks and it's rich in history.
    It's also 20 minutes from Daylesford famous for natural mineral springs, restaurants, massage and healing centres and mineral bath.
    It's 10 minutes drive from Trentham with foodie outlets, bookstore, galleries and the Trentham Falls.
    It's all about nature, wineries, local wildlife, local fun and eateries.

  • Mais alguns detalhes

    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

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    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Pode hospedar nômades digitais

    Este anfitrião indicou que adora hospedar nômades digitais.

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    There really is nowhere to park for a Campervan as the road is a dirt one and a bit slippery.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?


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    Horas previstas

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 4 days a week Can be negotiated

Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 432847644274



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