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Yallourn North
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1.38
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 25781
Region: Victoria

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Last Updated: March 20, 2018

HONESTY, RELIABILITY a SENSE OF HUMOUR is needed and this is NOT NEGOTIABLE to live and work here :).
IF YOU FIND MY PLACE DOESN'T SUIT YOU, PLEASE SAY SO, YOU ARE FREE TO LEAVE WITH NO HARD FEELINGS, YOU NEED TO BE HAPPY WHEREVER YOU GO...


PLEASE READ ALL profile, and let me know with your enquiry if you are happy to share food costs.

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2 WEEK MINIMUM STAY [longer if you wish] and help 15-25 hours per week depending on experience/work available.
Workday starts at 7.30am to cater for changes in weather and to give you more free time per day.

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I always appeciate volunteers who are willing to work, and to cook simple meals, do any housework & simple yard clean-up - we generaly work in morning - afternoons are yours. I allocate 1 hour a day to cooking and dishes, the rest is house or yard work, It can be boring sometimes but the work can be easily finished in 3 hours if you wish more time off.

In exchange for 15-25 hours help per week [3-5 hours per day] I provide, clean comfortable accommodation, a fairly decent kitchen [if you dont mind that all the new walls are not yet installed.

We ONLY SPEAK ENGLISH in living areas of house.

We have one room for boys and one for girls - not negotiable.

Internet available - LIMITED to contact family and friends.

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FOOD COSTS - I PROVIDE BREAKFAST - OTHER FOOD COSTS ARE SHARED - we shop together, choose food YOU like and split the cost - food costs are $10-$20 per person per week, depending on what you choose, and we eat together

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EXPERIENCED or SKILLED HELP ALSO APPRECIATED in the following :

- BUILDER/CARPENTER/PAINTER for maintenance of buildings on property

- LANDSCAPER / GARDENER - garden with succulents and Natives in rock based garden and fruit trees.

IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCED IN RENOVATING, LANDSCAPING, DIY AND CAN WORK WITHOUT SUPERIVISON, I PROVIDE FOR 25 HOURS PER WEEK..... FULL BOARD as well as financial compensation - depending on qualifications.

HAVE PLENTY OF ROOM FOR RV OR CAMPERVAN, or TENT to sleep under stars, IF YOU PREFER :)

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My home is in a small quiet town 1.5 hours East of Melbourne. NO NIGHTCLUBS,

We boast a local family pub where you can get to know the locals, Cafe & Coffee, Post Office, Foodworks Supermarket, Op Shop, football & cricket clubs, skate board park, gun & fishing clubs, lawn bowls and Lake Narracan for swimming, speedboats, lots of bush walks of different difficulty 2+ km.

A reliable 2 hourly bus service to 3 larger towns with Shopping Centres, sports arenas, golf, soccer and other sports activities.

Day trips to Melbourne are possible as well as Walhalla, 90 Mile Beach, Phillip Island, Wilson's Promontory Mt Baw Baw and many more.

I am a grandma and enjoy D.I.Y., gardening, craft - knitting, crochet, art, reading, walking, talking, games exchanging ideas and the challenge of finding a different use for something before trashing it, permaculture, no dig gardening, no poisons. The property is not a palace, but clean and tidy. [AS TIDY AS RENOVATIONS in kitchen & Bathroom WILL ALLOW :) ]

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If any of the above areas are of interest and you would enjoy some time away from the city, and are willing to work, please contact me.

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From: China Date: August 26, 2015
Janina is definitely a kind grandma with great humour. :) We spent 10 days h... view complete review

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From: China Date: July 22, 2015
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From: China Date: January 15, 2015
I stayed in Janina's house for two weeks. Janina is a nice grandma and very t... view complete review

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From: Hong Kong Date: October 20, 2014
I stayed with Janina for 19 days. She is a grandma and geek. Hahaha ;) She lo... view complete review

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From: Taiwan Date: August 16, 2014
We stayed with Janina for about three weeks,she is really nice,flexible and t... view complete review

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From: China Date: August 14, 2014
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From: France Date: July 29, 2014
We arrived earlier than expected at Janina's home and she was very nice about... view complete review

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From: Taiwan Date: July 28, 2014
Janina is talkative and kind.She was like a teacher teach you do more things,... view complete review

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From: Germany Date: April 24, 2014
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From: Taiwan Date: April 10, 2014
I came back visiting Janina again before I left Australia. Good to be back an... view complete review

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From: United Kingdom Date: April 2, 2014
I have had a great 3 weeks here, Janina is a great host and welcomes you into... view complete review

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From: Hong Kong Date: March 24, 2014
Janina is a lovely and talkative person. if you want to learn more english,... view complete review

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From: China Date: March 1, 2014
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From: Finland Date: January 26, 2014
We spent only few days at Janina's place. The old house and the garden are bo... view complete review

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From: Hong Kong Date: January 16, 2014
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