close to Melbourne
All Year: not in Januari, and may-sept
Area (ha): 11
Persons: up to 6
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 8420
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Last Updated: October 1, 2017
We need some people (1-2) to help mainly cut and chop wood (splitter available) weed, wippersnip, mulch, finish new chook run/ duckling hatching area, and do stuff around the house.
Of course as always there is horse, pig and dog care !!!
The period 9 october- 19 oct and/or 23 oct- 3 november has our preference as we rent our guesthouse out as well, and it is booking out fast :-) (or we have to arrange alternate accommodation, but would rather not ...
We are always in need of people who love cooking and eating, being down to earth, love children (over 12) are nice, easy going, love to play on the trampoline, throwing sticks, swimming, make a great cocktail, etc.
You will definitely learn a lot of new skills.
because of the work you need workable english.
You will sleep in our guesthouse, with its own living-room and tv and 3 bedrooms ( all of a very high standard- it is also rented out), all daily meals will be eaten together in our warm family of 5, - but on weekends (fri-sat) you cook for yourself, (everything can be talked about!) - and of course we provide ingredients if you cook your self! . The rule is; hard workers get good food :-)
** When the guest house is rented out- you will have to sleep in alternate accommodation- like a campertrailer. Sorry!
If you have experience with tools or construction or any type of hard work, that would be greatly appreciated.
appreciation of (big) DOGS and CHILDREN is a must.
We have a fb page with photo's etc; Trickle Hill (third 'website link')
Now about us;
We are 5 Dutchies, moved to Oz in '07, and after half a year of travelling, we found this wonderful property.
We are working from/at home, doing "nothing" but working our butts off. Fencing, building, growing, surviving natural elements, and taking care of our animals (5 HORSES, 3 DOGS, chooks, DUCKS, indoor REPTILES- we all had to learn it in the past years, and are still learning. As there wasn't much here, and our plans are big (and growing in number every day) we can always use, and appreciate help of enthusiastic people with initiative who want to share a bit of our life.
Work will be erratic hours - we make long days ourselves- with coffee and lunch breaks with lovely food, and stay in a separate guesthouse. We expect around 5-6 work hours a day, and don't see help in the kitchen as work, but as a joint experience. (and necessary to keep the place running) We eat meat which is homegrown and healthy,, and don't need the hassle of catering for vegetarians or vegans, whereas gluten free is NO PROBLEM :-)
Look at our website for more info!
We expect you to have appropriate insurance, and generally don't plan more then 2 weeks ahead (things can move really fast here, or extremely slow... :-)
If you are interested, LOOK AT OUR WEBSITE and /or FB page and email us from it - there is a lot of info on us and what we do, and a blog about people we have had helping us out. There is also a bit that you must read, as you will better understand what we ask and need.
Hope to see you soon!!!