help exchange   Host 53
Home   About   FAQ's   Testimonials   Feedback   Insurance   Companions   Posters  
Australia   New Zealand   Europe   Canada   USA   International   log-in
Help Exchange

100km NE Melbourne
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 80
Persons: 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 53
Region: Victoria

Note: Please login or register if you wish to see all full size photos and part reviews. You will also require to upgrade to premier membership in order to view contact details, weblinks and complete reviews.

Last Updated: October 4, 2019

Would you like a change of scene? How about some tranquil Aussie country-living in a creek-side blue-stone cottage, in exchange for part-time work?

We need a live-in garden-loving couple to help us at Kingbilli, our 200 acre riverside llama-farm, pinto Shetland pony stud and Wildlife Refuge at Taggerty, 90 minutes NE of Melbourne in Victoria's Central Highlands. Home to over a 100 species of native wildlife, Kingbilli offers a relaxed country lifestyle in beautiful natural surroundings.

This is what we do:
1. Offer eco-friendly farm-stays to families
2. Breed Llamas and pinto Shetland Ponies.
3. Protect native wildlife in our Wildlife Refuge.

And this is what we want:
A live-in garden-loving couple to help keep our property, its gardens and cottages looking their best.
We request 2 days work per person per week (on Mondays and Fridays) leaving the rest of the week free for you to do as you please.
Tasks - gardening, raking, weeding, collecting and stacking firewood, occasional help cleaning the Homestead and general property maintenance.

In exchange, we provide you with your own private, fully-furnished, self-contained, mews-style blue-stone cottage, which has a spacious living-dining room with glass-fronted wood-fire, a separate bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen and an outdoor gas-BBQ. Satellite TV, free WiFi, (BYO laptop) gas, electricity, fire-wood, laundry facilities, tennis racquets and mountain bikes are included. We have a small orchard from which you may select seasonal fruit ... however apart from that, you must provide and cook your own food and keep your cottage clean and tidy.

On-property recreation - cycling, tennis, fishing, boating, bush-walking, bird-watching and wildlife spotting.

Paid work - off-property part-time, casual or seasonal work is available locally and to help you find it, we provide you with a list of local farmers and business-folk to contact when you arrive. In addition, a range of jobs is advertised weekly in our 3 local newspapers.

For full details and photographs, visit

To apply :
i) Complete our online application form at
ii) Attach photocopies of your driver's licences or passports as ID.
iii) Type in the Anti-Spam code in the box provided.
iv) Submit the form ... and you will receive a response within 24 hours.

Applicants must like gardening, be conscientious workers, be able to work unsupervised and they MUST have their own car (or van or motor-bike)... as there is no local public transport. Preference to given to couples wanting longer stays (3 - 6 months).

Starting date - October

Back to Top
Copyright 2001 - 2019, HelpX, All Rights Reserved :: disclaimer :: terms of use