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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 8.5
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 40528
Region: Victoria

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Last Updated: October 29, 2015

Christmas Hills, prized for its biodiversity of indigenous bush environs, is aprox 1hr north east of Melbourne (by car). The closest village is Yarra Glen (7min by car). Yarra Glen is in the Yarra Valley region well known for its tourist offerings of wineries, Tarra Warra Museum of Modern Art, antique vendors, bushwalking, cycling, canoeing etc.

We are on a beautiful bush block protected by a Trust for Nature Conservation Covenant, this being a legally binding agreement to protect the indigenous species and land forms beyond our tenure. To fulfil this commitment the land requires some extra loving hand work. Tasks include vegetation management, some fire prevention and assistance with minor property projects and some small construction jobs if you would like to develope some skills.

In our 50s, we have lived on this property for over ten years, having both grown up in the area before bringing up two (now adult) children. Property projects we are developing include an aqauponic system and a micro bakery, both in their second succesful year. Both mostly working from home, we enjoy the delights of being here most hours.

Accommodation is a BnB style self a contained unit with kitchenette and bathroom facilities: you can enjoy living independently or we can all eat together. The exchange with guests of labour for accommodation, or food and accommodation will be negotiated.

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