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Melbourne
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 8
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 24324
Region: Victoria

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Last Updated: August 16, 2019

Hopefully the nice spring weather will be coming soon, so if you are happy to work outside, we'd be happy to host you!

At the moment we need immediate help with the garden - things like weeding and collecting horse poo from paddocks and spreading it on garden beds. Nothing too difficult but best suited to someone who is physically strong and doesn't mind getting a little dirty.

Help is required for 3.5 hours per day, 5 days per week. Weekends and afternoons are free for you to sleep, explore, play with our friendly dogs and cat, binge watch a TV series - whatever you like!

In addition to our gratitude, we can offer a comfortable bedroom, bathroom, all meals, wifi, use of a pool in summer and your own separate lounge/retreat. I'm happy to help you with your English, or prepare a resume, set up a bank account...whatever you may need.

We're not near public transport, but shops, cafes, cinemas and trains etc are only a 10/15 minute drive away, and we're happy to drive you to local places. We have lots of lovely wineries, markets, nature walks and interesting places to see.

Our family of 4 (mum, dad and two daughters, 21 and 16) live on a quiet, picturesque 8 acre property around 35 kilometres east of Melbourne. We're a friendly family that enjoys getting to know new people and learning about different countries and cultures. We especially like to prepare meals together as it provides a great opportunity to chat and swap travelling stories (and recipes!). For the time you are with us, you are treated as a family member.

Unfortunately we can't sign off on second year visas nor provide horses to ride.




reviews (18)
Helper: Lea Loubier Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 26, 2019
Thank you again for welcoming me to your beautiful property for the 3 weeks I... view complete review

Helper: Kathrine and Kasper Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Denmark Date: February 25, 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent with Ian, Kelly, Louisa and Claudia. ... view complete review

Helper: Martin and Marie Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: May 20, 2018
We stayed with Kellie, Ian and their daughters for nearly two weeks and had a... view complete review

Helper: Bertrand and Florent Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 26, 2018
It was our first helpx experience and it was awesome. Kelly knows a lot of v... view complete review

Helper: roman grees Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 2, 2018
My 10 days here were super great! Ian & Kellie are great with their guests an... view complete review

Helper: David Fleming Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Ireland Date: October 23, 2017
Apologies for taking so long to write this, but at least I'm doing it now. I ... view complete review

Helper: Pierre and Morgan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: October 3, 2016
We stayed just one week in this family, but it was an amazing week! We are ve... view complete review

Helper: Maxime Brunet Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: June 12, 2016
I ask to the Smith family for stay just 2 week with them. But be carefull be... view complete review

Helper: Laurie Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 20, 2016
I firstly ask to spend 3 weeks with Kellie, Ian, Alec, Louisa and Claudia ! ... view complete review

Helper: Theresa Renkamp Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: May 25, 2015
My stay at Wonga Park was such a great experience. I felt very welcome and I ... view complete review

Helper: John Hills Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: April 25, 2015
There are not enough stars in the galaxy to show how amazing the Smith family... view complete review

Helper: Matthias Leix Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: March 1, 2015
This was a unique experience. I wish I could have stayed longer. The whole fa... view complete review

Helper: Matthias Leix Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: March 1, 2015
This was a unique experience. I wish I could have stayed longer. The whole fa... view complete review

Helper: Marlies and Wout Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Belgium Date: January 3, 2015
This was our first helpx experience, so we didn'treally know what to expect.... view complete review

Helper: Anna Sasser Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: November 7, 2014
Where to begin? This may be the most amazing family in Australia. I was plan... view complete review

Helper: La and Florent Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 17, 2014
We stayed 1 month with Smith Family and they are just awesome! Dogs, Horses a... view complete review

Helper: Jaana kokkonen Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Finland Date: April 30, 2014
I spent almost two months with the Smith family and enjoyed it a lot! I got t... view complete review

Helper: Zo rousset Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: December 13, 2013
I live 6 weeks in kellies familly and it's was a good experience! As soon as ... view complete review

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