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Help Exchange

All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 3 1/2
Persons: 2, possibly more
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 20701
Region: Victoria

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Last Updated: August 17, 2018

We are a fun family with 3 children (9, 14 and 17), one dog, 3 cats, chickens and horses.

Our home is a quirky mud brick house on 10 acres with lovely views, and some spectacular sunsets. There is a cycle path to town (we have a spare bike), or it is about 30mins to walk.

We live in Beechworth, a lovely village 1/2 hour from Wangaratta, Myrtleford and Wodonga near the Victoria/New South Wales border. Beechworth is a small town from the gold rush era, with historic buildings as well as some great trails for cycling. We are approximately 3-4 hours from either Melbourne or Canberra, 5-7 hours from Sydney.

Accomodation while you stay with us is a tidy caravan close to the house so you can have privacy but still be involved in the family. The van is cold on winter nights, so please come prepared. We have a supply of hot water bottles and warm blankets.

We prefer helpx guests to stay for one week. We love longer stays, but like to get to know you first.

We make most meals from whole foods and eat mostly vegetarian, but are attempting to introduce some meat. If you enjoy cooking, we love to have help in the kitchen!

We can utilise your skills whatever they are. We ask for approximately 5 hours a day of help, 5 days/week. Guests are expected to help in the kitchen while they are here and to clean up after meals in addition to their official working times.

I am always happy to negotiate tasks, days and hours. I don't push for too much but I do expect a helpful attitude.

We ask that guests are out of bed in the morning and ready to start around 9am so you can enjoy free time in the afternoon.

We have wifi for emails, but no big downloads please.

Children are welcome as long as they are respectful of people, animals and property.

This is strictly a no-smoking household (even if you only smoke outside) and we will not tolerate abuse of alcohol or drugs.

We only accept helpx applications with a photo; We love to see your smiling face first. Please DO NOT CONTACT US WITHOUT A PHOTO ON YOUR PROFILE.
Sorry, this happens often.

We all love the cultural exchange that Helpx brings. We will treat you as part of the family while you are here.

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