All Year: All Year
Area (ha): 5 acres
Persons: 1 - 6
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 387
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Last Updated: June 18, 2018
Applications now open for a couple or two friends. Accomodation available immediately. Larger Groups traveling with caravans/campervans very welcome, powered sites available.
Want to be part of an exciting organic and permaculture farm and business in Geelong, 50 minutes from Melbourne?
Please note: we have large dogs, visitors must be confident around animals.
Our family have a 5 acre property in Lovely Banks, Overlooking Geelong City and only 50 minutes from the centre of Melbourne, Victoria.
Gateway of the Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula and Surf Coast.
We use organic methods and permaculture design.
The tasks are varied, depending on the day, season and what is the priority.
All food provided, self serve breakfast and lunch.
Guests help with food preparation, meal planning, cooking and cleaning up.
Amount of Help
We ask each guest to help out for 20 hours per week and to participate in cooking/cleaning up and keeping the shared areas of the home clean and tidy.
We ask each helper to plan and prepare at least 2 evening meals a week.
Helpx hours are completed before 'days off'.
Due to government changes we can not currently help sign off working visas.
If you do smoke, please do it out of sight and smell of our family and other visitor.
Clean as you go, put things back when you have used it.
Leave things better than you find it.
Treat tools and equipment with respect and caret. If you cause damage, you will be responsible for fixing or replacing it.
If unsure, stop and ask.
We are a farm, lots of dirt, mud, insects, noises, smells and large animals.
We work outside most of the time, you will get dirty, muddy, it may be hot, cold or raining. Please bring clothing and footwear suitable for a farm.
We are a working farm, helpers must be eager to do tasks on a farm and be capable of putting in a full days work. Please only apply if you are fit and willing to work hard.
To get here...
Train from Southern Cross Station, Melbourne CBD to North Geelong Station (around an hour). We can pick you up from the station.
50 minutes from Melbourne CBD by car, property is only 1 minute from the Geelong Ring Road, Anakie turnoff.
Bus service from Melbourne international Airport to Geelong.
Avalon Airport (domestic flights only) is just a few minutes from Geelong.
Getting About During Your Stay.....
Public bus service (Route 22)is a good 25 minute walk (1.7kms) from the property. Closest supermarket/shopping centre is 2.7kms from our door.
Taxis/Uber operate 24 hours to our door.
We look forward to hearing from you.