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Adelaide Hills
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 200
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 15960
Region: South Australia

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Last Updated: April 13, 2018

Hi, we are looking for one person to stay. Located at Mount Barker Springs in the beautiful Adelaide Hills we offer Private accommodation in your own caravan with double bed, wifi, 3 healthy meals a day and access to our facilities in exchange for 5 hours work a day 6 days a week.
Jon is a very busy and hard worker on the farm and when he's not at work he's either relaxing, having family time or doing odd jobs around the place.
Felicity is a singer, musician and teaches music part time.
Our children are at school during the weekdays.
We have had quite a lot of helpers stay with us now and we are having a great time meeting new people from around the world and also having the opportunity to help them have a home to stay in while so far away from their own homes and families. We have been able to help our helpers with many of their own problems like car problems, cutting and colouring hair, taking them the dentist! :/ planning their trips, teaching some cooking and more!
We offer a comfortable and safe home to stay in. We have three children and live on a Brussel sprout farm in the beautiful Adelaide hills 30mins from Adelaide by car and 10 mins drive from the town of Mount Barker. There are also buses walking distance from our place.

Most of the jobs we want done are housekeeping, gardening, odd jobs and sometimes babysitting. We are excited to find people who are competent and have basic skills to help mostly inside and around our home with house and yard duties. These include; dishes, washing, floors, cooking (if you can :), bathrooms, gardening, weeding, planting, wood, repairs, lawns and help with the children which is mostly helping them get organized and preparing basic things like fruit and toast etc, and playing. Just the normal daily stuff that has to get done! :)

Especially welcome is someone with experience with children or handyman/building experience.
Please contact us if you are interested in staying with us.

The caravan is suitable for a couple, two friends or a family with a child/children.
Our basic family routine is work hard and fast in the morning and then do what you like after that! ;)

Most days the work begins in the morning around 7:30 am but the hours can be done morning or afternoon. We just prefer that the hours are done in a block so you can have more time to get out and about or whatever you wish to do without more work in your mind.
The Adelaide Hills are full of spectacular natural beauty such as The gorge wildlife park where you can walk among and feed the native animals, hold koalas etc.

Mount lofty botanic gardens
Morialta falls
Mount Barker summit
Cherry picking in December
Strawberry picking spring/summer
Victor harbour, port Elliott, Goolwa and more

We encourage you to be independent and get out and about and explore the local sights. There is a bus stop within walking distance and I often drop helpers at the bus station so they can spend the day looking around.
We have a vegetable garden, fruit trees and chickens to care for.
If you have a child/children we will consider hosting you.
We look forward to hearing from you.

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