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French Island
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 7
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Accommodation Business
Host ID: 22796
Region: Victoria

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Last Updated: April 23, 2019

Hi and thanks for reading :)

Come and join us on beautiful French Island, which is 70% national park, uniquely natural and very Australian. We need help from a couple, with one or both being experienced with cooking or building, also general house maintenance.

FRENCH ISLAND is only a ten minute ferry ride after an hour drive from Melbourne, Victoria. We proudly have the largest population of healthy Koalas in the world, great natural landscapes, over 250 bird species and only 100 resident humans!

Fully off-grid with unsealed roads, French Island is like stepping back in time, but we are equipped with solar, wind and battery power.

Koalas regularly hang-out in our nearby trees, enjoying the bay-views north and south! It really is a beautiful location, surrounded by nature. We also have some sheep, alpacas and Sam the dog.

If you like music, we have a piano, conga drums, acoustic guitars, harmonica, flute, microphone and amplifier. We also have a pool-table, massage table, board-games and lots of open space.

Conditions are excellent with great long-term opportunities for the right couple.

Other things we need help with include menu ideas, garden planning, general maintenance, minor renovations, office admin etc., so no two days are the same, with a fair balance of help and down-time.

In return for your help, you will have your own room with awesome views over the bay, all meals etc., plenty of fresh, country air and hopefully lots of great memories.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you

Phil and Yuko

reviews (23)
Helper: Laura and Christophe Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 31, 2019
We really enjoyed sharing these 2 weeks with Phil& Yuko. We were well welcome... view complete review

Helper: Juan carlos and Lucy Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 7, 2018
We stayed 1 month with Phil and Yuko, they are an amazing couple and hard wor... view complete review

Helper: Qingna HU Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: November 19, 2017
Thanks to I made the best decision to come to French island ,I stayed here ... view complete review

Helper: Helene and Antoni Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: October 11, 2017
We have stayed with Yuko & Phil for 2 weeks and we have loved it! The island... view complete review

Helper: Yuli LI Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: April 25, 2017
I have to say this must be the best host that I have ever met, although I jus... view complete review

Helper: Léna and Vadim Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 14, 2017
We would like to thank you for the pleasant time we spent on French Island, a... view complete review

Helper: Claire and Benjamin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 8, 2017
We spent 3 weeks with Phil and Yuko on Dec 16 and this has been the best expe... view complete review

Helper: Monique aan 't Goor Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Netherlands Date: January 18, 2017
Hi beautifull people,i had an amazing time on french island. I hope you all e... view complete review

Helper: Dihia Dihia Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: November 20, 2016
Hi Phil and Yuko, Sorry for the VERY late review haha. My first helpx, and... view complete review

Helper: Panny Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: November 16, 2016
I spent two weeks on French island with Phil and Yuko. And It was really a go... view complete review

Helper: Paula and Martin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: November 5, 2016
We stayed at French Island Eco Inn for two weeks, and it is an experience we ... view complete review

Helper: Maria Melnikova Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Russia Date: April 13, 2016
I enjoyed my stay with Phil and Yuko, and other helpers too! I'm glad I have ... view complete review

Helper: Denise Dent Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: February 1, 2016
I spent the weekend with Phil and Yuko - a last minute thing as someone had l... view complete review

Helper: Caroline and Romain Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 26, 2016
We stayed 2 weeks with Phil and Yuko, it was a really good experience. Phil... view complete review

Helper: Marine Lacan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: November 28, 2015
I couldn't find better first Australian experience than to be with Phil and Y... view complete review

Helper: Erica Lin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: October 11, 2015
The host, Phil is a very gentle and humorous man, I had a very great 1 month ... view complete review

Helper: Rebecca Wood Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: March 6, 2015
I stayed 10 days with Phil on French Island, and even though there was a lot ... view complete review

Helper: Hattie and Lucy Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: November 23, 2014
Had a great stay with Phil and were very sad to leave today. The island is be... view complete review

Helper: Yukari Sato Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Japan Date: July 5, 2014
I have stayed here for a month. When I came here, I was surprised that this ... view complete review

Helper: Faye Rowe Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: June 30, 2014
I spent almost 3 months on the island, and i loved it. Before I arrived I ... view complete review

Helper: Yin-jen Chen Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: June 4, 2014
Hi Phil! Really thanks for the good meals and lovely&cute single room here... view complete review

Helper: Yoni Hannes Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Belgium Date: April 20, 2014
When I first got here I thought to myself: where the hell did I end up? I am ... view complete review

Helper: Mayumi Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Japan Date: March 11, 2014
I stayed at Phil's place more than 6 month for helping  I had unforgettable ... view complete review

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