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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 0.5
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Other
Host ID: 27671
Region: Victoria

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Last Updated: March 19, 2019

Currently looking for Helpers

Prefer Helpers over 25 ( non smokers )

Hi my name is Anthony and I live in Red Hill which is located on the Mornington Penninsula just over an hour (by road) from Melbourne. Rolling hills dotted with vineyards and surrounded by the sea, this region is one of Melbournian's most popular "weekend getaway" destinations.

Wake up to the singing birds in a log cabin set amongst the tree tops, borded by an organic apple orchard and fringed by forest. Home to friendly and colourful native bird life and visited by a family of cheeky possums each night. Lovely walks to restaurants, markets and our general store.

I have too many projects to handle by myself as I care for my 9 year old most weekends and some nights during the week.

The projects are varied and include; clearing vegetation, maintaining the organic vegetable garden, planting native trees and shrubs, splitting wood (by machine), building a wood fired oven, setting up chicken coup, painting, decorating and eventually a complete renovation of the existing building - both inside and out..............

Would suit a reasonably fit person (Male, Female or couple, even parents with a children possibly?) that loves the outdoors and is willing to learn new skills and has a happy and relaxed attitude to life.

I have travelled and worked O.S. and understand and support the initiative and principles of Helpx. I am flexible with the actual working days and understand that opportunities arise and you are here not only to work but explore our country.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS ( Mornington Peninsula )

WALK

Epicurean - redhillepicurean.com.au
Red Hill Estate - redhillestate.com.au
Red Hill Kitchen - lovethepen.com.au
Montalto Vineyard - montalto.com.au
Tucks Ridge - tucksridge.com.au
Red Hill Cherry Farm - redhill-cherryfarm.com.au
Red Hill Brewery - redhillbrewery.com.au
The Long Table - thelongtable.com.au
Red Hill to Merricks Rail Trail
Cellar and Pantry - cellarandpantry.com.au
Port Phillip Estate - portphillipestate.com.au

BY BIKE

EC Surf School - eastcoastsurfschool.wordpress.com/
Horseback Winery Tour - horsebackwinerytours.com.au/
Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm - sunnyridge.com.au
Foxeys Hangout - foxeys - hangout.com.au
Main Ridge Dairy - mainridgedairy.com.au
Johnny Ripe - facebook.com/JohnnyRipe
Green Olive - greenolive.com.au
Pitchingga Ridge Alpacas - pitchingaridge.com.au
Merricks General Store - mgwinestore.com.au

BY CAR

Peninsula Hot Springs - peninsulahotsprings.com
Cape Schanck Light House - capeschancklighthouse.com.au
Point Nepean National Park - parks.vic.gov.au
Sea Road Ferries -searoad.com.au
Swim With The Dolphins - moonrakercharters.com.au
Moonlit Sanctuary - moonlit-sanctuary.com
Pure Peninsula Honey - purepeninsulahoney.com.au
Gunnamatta Trail Rides - gunnamatta.com.au

FOR MORE LOCAL ATTRACTIONS AND INFO. SEE lovethepen.com.au or visitmorningtonpeninsula.org as well as emmp.net.au

LOCAL Events 2014

Sat March 9th Piers and Pinot - Flinders
Sat March 15th Emu Plains Market
Sat March 22nd Red Hill Show
Sat April 5th Red Hill Market
Sat April 12th Red Hill v Sorento (Football)
Sat April 19th Red Hill Market
Sat April 19th Emu Plains Market
Sat April 26th Red Hill v Tyabb (Football)

Fri May 2nd - 4th ART Red Hill
Sat May 3rd Red Hill Market
Sat May 10th Red Hill v Rosebud (Football)

Fri June 6th - 8th Mornington Winter Jazz Festival
Sat June 7th - 9th Winter Wine Weekend
Sun June 8th Red Hill v Dromana (Football)
Sat June 14th Red Hill v Frankston (Football)
Sat June 28th Red Hill v D/Meadows (Football)

Sat July 12th Red Hill v Somerville (Football)

Sat Aug 2nd Red Hill v Rye (Football)
Sat Aug 17th Red Hill v Crib Point (Football)

Sept 20th - Oct 19th Hinterland Scarecrow

IF TRAVELING VIA PUBLIC TRANSPORT

From Melbourne catch the train from Southern Cross or Flinders Street Station to Frankston Station - Frankston Station is the last stop on the Frankston line (approximately 1 hour travel time).

Then catch BUS 781 from Frankston Station to Mornington ( approximate travel time 30 minutes )

TOTAL TRAVEL TIME from Melbourne central is 1 Hour and 30 minutes

- wireless internet
- bikes available
- own bedroom (double / single bunk bed)
- oil heaters in bedrooms, wood heater in lounge
- organic vegetable box delivered each week


Good luck in your travels : )

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