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Alexandra
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 1185
Region: Victoria

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Last Updated: January 21, 2019

2 acre property 90 minutes by car, but longer by bus. NE of outer melbourne. Work exchange for tourists wanting to enjoy life with a family. Meet our chooks, ducks, 3 dogs and friends. Easy walk to Alexandra where the library has free internet. farm. Work includes helping clean, gardening, odd jobs, fencing, painting, household chores. Self contained private caravanwith two single beds. No children unless negotiated.We provide breakfast (a bowl of cereal and toast with homemade jam), lunch(sandwiches). We provide a fully cooked meal with our family at night ..We would really welcome you to help us for approx 3 1/2 hours in the morning 9.00am till 12.30 doing a variety of jobs and 5 pm in the evening feeding the animals, bringing in the washing and such.

We will pick up from Alexandra bus stop. Catch the McKenzies bus which leaves from Melbourne's Southern Cross Station each day. Or you can catch the train to Seymour and then a bus to Alexandra on weekdays. Read the reviews on helpx and you will see what a great place this is to work.We
We have had more than 450 helpers since 2005 so we are experienced and fair hosts.





- See more at:
http://www.wwoof.com.au/new-hosts/visa-information

reviews (138)
Helper: Charly & Thibault Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: October 31, 2018
Sorry for the late review. we had our 1st HelpX experience here for a week. ... view complete review

Helper: Makoto Fujiyasu Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Japan Date: July 25, 2018
I stayed here with Margaret, Tom and their son’s family for a week. They let ... view complete review

Helper: Evette Tan Hwee Chen Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Singapore Date: May 28, 2018
I had my first HelpX experience here and it’s one of the best memories I had ... view complete review

Helper: Killian and Eve marie Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 5, 2018
We had our first helpx expérience here, it was great! Margaret and Tom are r... view complete review

Helper: Geunho KIM (Jim) Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Korea, South Date: September 18, 2017
I have lived here for about 40 days and it is one of the best memory ever in... view complete review

Helper: Prapatsorn Tank Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Thailand Date: August 12, 2017
Sorry for last review. I stayed 10 days with Margaret and Tom Fisher they was... view complete review

Helper: Graham and Denise Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: April 17, 2017
Our first HelpX gig was with Tom and Margaret Fisher for a week on their ho... view complete review

Helper: Kim Lefrançois Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 30, 2017
I spent two wonderful weeks with Margaret and Tom, the work was varied and ad... view complete review

Helper: Trevor Fang Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: September 25, 2016
During my stay here, I got the amazing chance of experiencing things I never ... view complete review

Helper: Koharu Naito Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Japan Date: September 5, 2016
At first, sorry for the late posting. It was my first Helpx, and it was very... view complete review

Helper: Michael Jensen Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: August 16, 2016
My stay At Fawcett Country Cottages was Very good. I cant imagine a better pl... view complete review

Helper: I-lun HSIA Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: May 7, 2016
I spent one week at farm and really enjoyed the time here. Jobs are easy just... view complete review

Helper: Yuen kwan MA Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hong Kong Date: March 23, 2016
I feel I'm a lucky girl to have a nice 1st farmstay in Margaret & Tom's house... view complete review

Helper: Denise Dent Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: February 17, 2016
I spent around 10 days with Tom and Margaret, helping around the house, feedi... view complete review

Helper: Elizabeth James Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: February 2, 2016
I volunteered at the Fawcett Country Cottages Farmstay BnB hosted by the love... view complete review

Helper: Sheena See Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Malaysia Date: September 25, 2015
G'day! How are you all there? I miss u all =) First of all, i would like t... view complete review

Helper: Erwann Jegou Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: June 14, 2015
I spent these 3 last months with Margaret, Tom, Lakiya and Tim and it was a f... view complete review

Helper: Natalie Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: February 5, 2015
I stayed a week here in January 2015. Tom and Margaret's home is the ideal pl... view complete review

Helper: Hanna and Helen Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: January 3, 2015
First of all: thanks Margaret and Tom for this wonderful time! This farm i... view complete review

Helper: Fangqi Liu Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: August 13, 2014
First of all, I have to say that this is an amazing place!!! During the 2 ... view complete review

Helper: Rafael Freire Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Brazil Date: August 2, 2014
Tom and Margaret are very nice and we had some good chats. I stayed in their ... view complete review

Helper: Christophe TARRO-TOMA Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: July 9, 2014
I spent about a week at Margaret and Tom's place and it was an awesome experi... view complete review

Helper: Cedric Chamontin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 6, 2014
Spending these two last weeks with Margaret and Tom was a fantastic experienc... view complete review

Helper: Timo Wiggenhauser Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: April 10, 2014
Hi ladies and gentleman ;) I really enjoyed the stay on the farm with margre... view complete review

Helper: Huihang Tsai Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: April 10, 2014
If you love animals like I do, this is the place to be! I have had so much... view complete review

Helper: Suet yi and Ka man Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hong Kong Date: March 11, 2014
oh my god thanks so much margaret and tom <3 this is our first help exchan... view complete review

Helper: Matt Boothman Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: January 20, 2014
A fantastic HelpX experience; many great memories and good times had. A real ... view complete review

Helper: Clara McIntyre Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Ireland Date: January 2, 2014
I stayed with the Fishers over the Christmas period. I was made feel welcome ... view complete review

Helper: Liz Li Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: December 15, 2013
I stayed with Margaret and Tom for one month and they are lovely people! I ma... view complete review

Helper: Chun wei TSENG Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: December 1, 2013
Yes, I'm Mark. I'm BACK !! Ten months past !! They got lovely granddaug... view complete review

Helper: I-LING and LI-HUA Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: September 15, 2013
We got a very great time with them for 10 days. Margaret is a very nice perso... view complete review

Helper: Hsuan-Jung Chen Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: July 13, 2013
I stayed with Tom n Margaret for 17 days! I had a great great time when I was... view complete review

Helper: Kuan-lin HUANG Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: July 1, 2013
Margaret is like my mom. When I saw her first time, she gave me a big smile. ... view complete review

Helper: Jo and Lisa Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: April 28, 2013
Where do we start ... We stayed with Margaret and Tom for 2 amazing weeks and... view complete review

Helper: joris Touzet Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 26, 2013
I have make 2 weeks with a fisher family and I could not have been better for... view complete review

Helper: Sven Van Luijk Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Netherlands Date: March 24, 2013
I had an absolutely amazing stay with Tom and Margaret. I was welcomed very w... view complete review

Helper: Hirofumi ozawa Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Japan Date: March 23, 2013
Hi mate thank you for spending a time with me I miss you and pepper! Margare... view complete review

Helper: Sin chi tang Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hong Kong Date: March 22, 2013
Nice couple Margaret and Tom. Tks for letting me know I can make muffins and... view complete review

Helper: William Houghton Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: February 9, 2013
Hi, my name is Will, I stayed with Tom and Margaret for one week. I worked 5 ... view complete review

Helper: Mélanie and Achille Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 8, 2013
We lived at Alexandra with the Fisher family for 10 days. We worked 5 hours p... view complete review

Helper: Chun wei TSENG Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: January 29, 2013
Fantastic experience in here (32 days) Wise host Tom and kind hostess Marg... view complete review

Helper: Marie Helard Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 13, 2013
I stayed 6 days, we were 4 helpers from europe and I was the 285 helper to co... view complete review

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Helper: Julia Langer Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: December 14, 2012
Hey Margaret, Tom, Chris, Carina, Dylan, Angel and Mark! I arrived at the ... view complete review

Helper: Stephen O Connor Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Ireland Date: October 11, 2012
Fantastic place to stay. Margarat, Tom and Dylan are really nice welcoming pe... view complete review

Helper: Man ngok Fan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hong Kong Date: September 10, 2012
I was so lucky to stay with Margaret and Tom! They are very nice, treated me ... view complete review

Helper: Sophie Huang Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: July 3, 2012
Some people say that travel is all about meeting new people. To my surp... view complete review

Helper: Jia-Ru Lin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: June 17, 2012
I was so lucky to come with my lovely friend Patty and stay with Margaret and... view complete review

Helper: Sara Dapor Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Italy Date: May 4, 2012
My suitcase is full of nice memories about my stay with this lovely family: a... view complete review

Helper: Alasdair and Gavin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: April 12, 2012
We spent 3 weeks with Margaret, Tom, Jeff and Dylan. It was our first Helpx e... view complete review

Helper: David and Rosemary Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: March 31, 2012
We are finally writing our review after a few hectic weeks in India. This ... view complete review

Helper: Sam and Victoria Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: March 22, 2012
I have just returned from 20 wonderful days with Tom & Margaret, Dylan & Bust... view complete review

Helper: Thomas perkins Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: March 16, 2012
Tom and margaret were great hosts i thoroughly enjoyed saying with them Toms ... view complete review

Helper: Gwendolen and Michael Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 18, 2012
We spent 3 wonderful weeks with Tom, Margaret and Dylan in January (Yes we ar... view complete review

Helper: Pierre Bauwens Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 31, 2012
I spent 3 lovely weeks in their farm!!! Margarette is a very very good host,... view complete review

Helper: Pieter Delbecke Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Belgium Date: January 6, 2012
I spend a week in this lovely place. I felt really welcome and had an excell... view complete review

Helper: Domi SHIM Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Korea, South Date: December 31, 2011
I had been here for 4 weeks. What a lovely place! I will never forget those d... view complete review

Helper: Aurelie and Laurent Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: December 16, 2011
We spent 3weeks in this family. So if you want learn more about how manage a ... view complete review

Helper: Dermot and Noelle Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Ireland Date: November 8, 2011
Had a great time staying with Margaret, Tom, Dylan and Busta! This was our fi... view complete review

Helper: Ju-yu and Hsin-yi[Jady, Cori and Peggy] Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: August 29, 2011
:) We had a great time here with Tom, Margaret, Dylan, John, Dermot, Noelle..... view complete review

Helper: John and colleen Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: August 13, 2011
stayed here with Margret and Tom and Dylin made me very Wellcome in their hom... view complete review

Helper: Sam and Amy Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: July 13, 2011
This was our first HelpX experience and we had a great time and learnt a lot ... view complete review

Helper: Reece and Jacqui Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: July 5, 2011
Many thanks to the Fisher household, Tom, Marg, Dylan n' Jeff for taking us o... view complete review

Helper: Sze tik Kwok Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hong Kong Date: June 29, 2011
Margarette very nice , She is a good cooker . When i taking with her , He... view complete review

Helper: Paul Garcin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: June 7, 2011
This is a perfect place to stop and meet nice people. The house is full of ho... view complete review

Helper: Gilles Fischer Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: June 5, 2011
I stayed at the Fisher family for two weeks in May – it was my first helpexch... view complete review

Helper: Tim Fontolliet Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Switzerland Date: May 19, 2011
Hi everyone! Where do I start? This was my first HelpX experience... and w... view complete review

Helper: Laurine Carrié Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 2, 2011
I stayed about 3 weeks with the Fischer's family, and I really enjoyed it ! I... view complete review

Helper: Kathrin Meiser Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: April 9, 2011
This was my first experience with „Help to exchange“. And I can only say the ... view complete review

Helper: Jessica Hesse Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: March 7, 2011
Marg, Tom, Dylan, Jeffrey, and cuddly Jenny & Buster , Billy u goat:) Thx a m... view complete review

Helper: Jouin Floflo Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 16, 2011
I would like to thank Margarette and Tom for hosted me during 2 weeks; I Spen... view complete review

Helper: Sion brooks Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: February 5, 2011
Thanks very much Margeret, Tom and Dylan. All the positive comments below ar... view complete review

Helper: Darren and Kirsty Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: January 2, 2011
A big thank you to margaret, tom, geoff and dylan. We spent 3 weeks on their... view complete review

Helper: Rosie Grubb Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: September 23, 2010
Thank you to Margaret and Tom. I had a lovely time staying you guys! The food... view complete review

Helper: Karen Wan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Singapore Date: September 8, 2010
The stay in Alexandra with the Fishers is nothing short of a surreal experien... view complete review

Helper: Kin tak Wong Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hong Kong Date: August 19, 2010
I feel lucky to have such a nice host like Margaret. This is my first helpx e... view complete review

Helper: Kevin and Lucy Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: July 18, 2010
This was our first HelpX experience and so we were a little unsure of what to... view complete review

Helper: Michelle and Hayley Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: July 2, 2010
My sister and I stayed here for 4 weeks, we had an absolutely wonderful time.... view complete review

Helper: Mathias Lefebvre Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Belgium Date: June 9, 2010
This was my very first helxchange experience. And it was veryyy nice : Margar... view complete review

Helper: Aisling and Martin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Ireland Date: May 29, 2010
This was our first experience with helpx and we didnt really know what to exp... view complete review

Helper: Rebecca Whitehead Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: May 14, 2010
What can I say that has not already been said. I have had the most fantastic ... view complete review

Helper: Mollemeyer Axel Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 11, 2010
Experience really great. All the family is really nice. I have more to improv... view complete review

Helper: Jonathan Glassman Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United Kingdom Date: March 24, 2010
What can I say? Margaret & Tom are amazing people. Margaret is basically ever... view complete review

Helper: Ben Klein Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: France Date: March 22, 2010
My first woofing, that was awesome, Margaret and Tom are very nice (all the f... view complete review

Helper: Frederic nougaillon Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: France Date: March 5, 2010
It was amazing to live with the Fisher family. They look after me very well. ... view complete review

Helper: Pierre-Antoine Lejuste Belgium Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Belgium Date: February 28, 2010
I have lived there almost 1 month in their family!!! All the meals are shared... view complete review

Helper: Ka man Au Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Hong Kong Date: February 18, 2010
I spent one and a half weeks with Tom and Margret in Alexandra. This is my fi... view complete review

Helper: Anna Hammarberg Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Finland Date: February 2, 2010
I really loved this place! It was my first HelpX place and I couldn't asked f... view complete review

Helper: Petra Bernart Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Netherlands Date: January 22, 2010
Where do I start? Well, I'm already for a week and a half at this beautifu... view complete review

Helper: Carmen Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Germany Date: January 1, 2010
Dear Margret and Tom, thanks for the great time I had at your farm. I was tr... view complete review

Helper: Brian and Joanne Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United Kingdom Date: December 9, 2009
Well reading the reviews we were a little surprised. The place is lovely and ... view complete review

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Helper: Kat Luper Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United States Date: November 28, 2009
Thank you Margaret and Tom, Jeff and Dylan, for letting me come and stay in y... view complete review

Helper: Andrey Eldom Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Afghanistan Date: October 19, 2009
I was stayed on this farm for two months and if it had not ended my visitor v... view complete review

Helper: Pierre-jean Duval Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: France Date: October 14, 2009
The fischer family rocks!!! You must go to their farm, lot of different thing... view complete review

Helper: Pierre-jean Duval Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: France Date: October 14, 2009
The fischer family rocks!!! You must go to their farm, lot of different thing... view complete review

Helper: Yan Leung Profile: hidden - premier members only  
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Helper: Aimee Pritchard Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United States Date: August 5, 2009
This was a great way to start off my experience of Australia and to begin hel... view complete review

Helper: Siu MEI KUEN Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Hong Kong Date: July 29, 2009
I was the 205th helper. This is a real Aus’ life style with Tom, Margaret, ... view complete review

Helper: Jeremy Bordes Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: France Date: July 21, 2009
Great place to go to! Cosy accomodation, good food, welcomming atmosphere, ma... view complete review

Helper: Mickael and Anne-sophie Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: France, Metropolitan Date: June 23, 2009
Margaret and tom are very friendly hosts. We spended 2 weeks in their house a... view complete review

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