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Aussie Homestead Could Use A Hand

World, Oceania, Australia, Panton Hill


Travel dates

°C, 19:05

About the workproject

We need 1 volunteer

We have a 20 acre property on the edge of Melbourne (Australia) in the middle of the Yarra Valley wine region. We are not wine growers but rather are attempting to create a small, sustainable/organic/permaculture property such that we will eventually be as self-sufficient as possible.

About the host

Rebecca (46)

Host since



English, French, Turkish

Last seen online

Yes...we really do have kangaroos in our garden (they eat my vegetables!)
Steve and I (Rebecca) are a working couple who are trying to establish an organic/permaculture homestead during our weekends and days off. At present we have a lot of projects and plans that are frustrating us because we lack time.

Steve is an engineer and I am a teacher who now works as a horticulturalist/nursery-hand. We're both happy-go-lucky adventurers who are well traveled and open-minded.

We love having people visit us, so if you are interested in swapping some work for an adventure, please do contact us.

Oh and you can find out a bit more about our place by going to the blog It's a bit sparse at the moment because I'm busy but it will give you an idea of how we work.

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us

Work to be done

  • gardening
  • construction
  • language practice
  • help in the house
  • maintenance tasks

Expected workhours

  • 3 hours a day
  • 3 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • private room

One way or another, you will have your own room, depending on when you get here it will either have an ensuite or it won't (it's a time thing). Your bedroom will have a double bed, space for your clothing and possibly (again, depending on the time) your own t.v.
You will have unlimited internet access and endless serenity...all within a couple of minutes from the train directly into Melbourne.

  • shared meals

Actually we're open to any offers. I love to cook and really enjoy putting together meals that others may enjoy. Generally I like to use as much of our own and locally sourced produce as possible. We try to eat seasonal, whole foods whenever possible.

That said, if you don't like what I'm making or if you feel awkward about sharing meals with us, I won't be upset if you want to make your own meals.

  • no money is involved