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Sherbrooke (Melbourne)
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): .4
Persons: 2-4
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 37739
Region: Victoria

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Last Updated: August 31, 2017

Home is a large old weatherboard house in beautiful Sherbrooke, in the Mount Dandenong Ranges. This dear old place may one-day soon again become guest-house, like it was 100 years ago. Meantime both house and garden need plenty of tender loving care.

The hills are a popular destination, with native forests for walking, public gardens, villages, cafes and galleries. See: http://www.villagesofmtdandenong.com.au/

Sherbrooke itself is made up of a state forest and a mountain village. It is recognised internationally as the home of the Lyrebird, and many native birds visit us daily.

Sherbrooke is one hour drive east of Melbourne city, or 1 hour on the train from Melbourne to nearby Belgrave.

As a busy professional household this year we have been grateful for helpers' assistance with yard-work, household chores, firewood management and painting. We have a large organic home vegetable garden. Skills needed now include gardening, stonework, fencing, painting, carpentry and building, but there is plenty of solid yard and house - work for people who are keen to pitch in.

We currently have space for 2-4 helpers. Pairs and groups of 3-4 are very welcome to apply. Due to having a reduced number of rooms just now we do not usually have spaces to fit single travellers. Helpers are expected to contribute 4 hours work each per day plus share in normal family household chores in the evenings.

We do have Wi-Fi. Helpers have bedrooms in the house and share a bathroom, and all meals are provided.

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