Hobbie farm near Melbourne Australia
We are exploring inner Australia for almost a week and would love to have a responsible person with excellent understanding of animals to care for our mini farm. Horse experience preferred
Our Home & Location
Our acreage hobby farm is in a lovely quiet area, with grassland park, kangaroos and native trees at our back door, yet right on the edge of suburbia! Handy 20 min walk(2km) or 2 min drive to local shops: Woolworths, petrol station, pub, pharmacy, cafe, variety of fast food shops. Also easy 9 min drive to major shopping complex with cinema, restaurants, etc.
Bus stop a pleasant 1km walk. Train station 7.4km.
Head South to Melbourne CBD/city 38km; East to a local Cheese factory and golf course; North to country towns and the renowned Heathcote wineries ; or North West to explore further afield Mt Macedon, the amazing Hanging Rock, indulge in gourmet food at historical Daylesford and Maldon.
Mickleham is easily accessible by train or car to the major bayside city of Melbourne "one of the most liveable cities in the world". Stroll along the Yarra river, take a tram tour in the city, Southbank Arts theare/concerts precinct, galleries, beachside St Kilda, Botanical gardens..
Climate: Mickleham, Victoria has a temperate climate being in the south east of Australia. In early May, daytime temperatures average 14 to 20°C (57 to 68°F).
Responsibilities & Pets
Normal house cleaning, just keep it clean and tidy. We are only away a short time so shouldn't need much.
You need to be reasonably fit, healthy and able to lift up to 5kg....
Chooks enjoy freeranging during the day, but live in a coop at night and when no people are home (due to foxes and stray dogs). Need automatic feeder and water checked daily, and replenished if necessary.
Boxer dogs can be energetic and physical, ours is generally obedient, and sleeps a lot. Love runs in the parkland. Requires small feed am and pm. Sleeps on mat inside.
Our young pet cockatiel is super interactive with people and has free flight of the house(supervised) as much as possible. Requires replenishing food, water, and your attention, lol!
Horses require hay morn and evening, water troughs checked daily and replenished if necessary. + More info