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All Year: weekends, school hols
Area (ha): 240
Persons: 1 - 4
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 57891
Region: Victoria

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Last Updated: April 12, 2018

Want to see what life is like here on the land in The Yarra Valley, one hour from Melbourne?
We need help with fencing, gardening, tree plantation maintenance and small jobs around the house. Nothing too big or difficult. Jobs might include weeding garden beds, picking up sticks, cobweb removal, raking leaves and stacking firewood. Any carpentry, fencing, viticulture skills would be really helpful here.
Our farm is near Healesville in the Yarra Valley. Approximately 1 hour from Melbourne by car.
My sister and her husband live here with their sons and run the 600 acre farm.
The rest of the family share another house on the property. I live in Melbourne with my family and we get to the farm as often as possible, mostly at weekends.
We have a vineyard, Charolais and Angus beef cattle and sheep.
The farm has "Land for Wildlife" status and we have magnificent views of the valley and the farm is great for hiking.
If the weather is warm there is a huge dam good for swimming. There are native fish in the dam that are good to eat if you like to catch them?
There are lots of birds for you to see, small and large ones - like Wagtails, Silvereyes, many parrots, Wedge Tailed Eagles, also waterbirds - ducks, coots, cormorants, stints and occasional visiting swans, pelicans and spoonbills, plus more.
We will provide food and you can use of a renovated bunk-room that has 5 beds, a bathroom, a fridge and microwave in a kitchenette.
2-3 nights at the weekend is best for us.
The Healesville Sanctuary is nearby and we are surrounded by Victoria's best wineries and many sightseeing and trekking opportunities.

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