Hullo possums! We’re seeking someone to join our share-house family of kind hearted souls. We live in an extraordinary 8-bedroom architectural masterpiece on several acres of native bush, fruit trees and veggie gardens on the beautiful banks of the Birrarung/Yarra in Eltham. The river is just at the bottom of the garden & is swimmable! The hallowed concrete of the Inner North is 20-30mins drive away, but a wonderful world apart. We share pretty much all our food and enjoy dinners together. We love being active caretakers of this amazing place, and we strike a great balance between being social bunnies and taking time to ourselves.
We're open to everyone applying, but particularly welcome folks from culturally & linguistically diverse backgrounds and LGBTIQ+ lovelies. We would love someone grounded but lighthearted with a full life, 25+ and we encourage peeps in their 30s and 40s to apply. We already have a Kelpie doggo and unfortunately can’t take more pets, sorry
Our rent is ridiculously affordable. We also pitch in $80 per week for shared food and bills, plus a small monthly allowance for house projects and repairs. We’re looking for someone who has enough time and enthusiasm to put regular energy into house projects and maintenance with us. We have a room available sometime around 16 November (with some room for flexibility).
If this is starting to sound like your kinda slice of paradise, then please read on for instructions and details… there’s a lot to tell you, so please bear with us
(Please get in touch by SUNDAY 24 OCTOBER if interested)
T H E _ P E O P L E :
- Lize: A part-time AOD worker who believes strongly in open communication and sharing feels. Loves drawing, yoga, boogies, chats round the fire and frolicking and protecting our beautiful earth and ocean home.
- Aurora: A holistic Wellbeing Counsellor/ Facilitator, into deep ecology, a nature lover, dancer and explorer of life.
- Jon: A maker, architect and nature goat with a history of museum and library work who organises community festivals, plays folk music and studies coding.
- Seren: Mother of Wolfkin & resident Swagmeister now our housemate Yitming’s going. Makes music a lot on piano/fiddle, studying psych, wont to erupt in playful nonsense. Loves pop culture, writing, river swims & firebaths..will give u embarrassing mum compliments
- Andreas: Fond gardener, crafter, music maker, and builder of things. A tutor and researcher in the School of Geography at Melbourne uni & also works at Murrup Barak here and there. Goes crazy for plants, folk music, forest walks, feasts, river swims, sustainability & socio-ecological justice.
- George: A Masters student / karate instructor and Sci Fi and Fantasy enthusiast. Recently found gardening during lockdown and is attempting to grow enough produce to open a greengrocer's.
- Jacs: Owner of van and free wifi, discusser of politics and sociology, baker of questionable (sometimes yum) treats, teacher of English. Sadly leaving this beautiful abode and its equally beautiful people at the end of the year for warmer climes.
G E T _ I N _ T O U C H :
Please make yourself known to us by SUNDAY 24 OCTOBER.
There’s two ways to do this:
1. We’d looooove (and prefer!) you to make a short, max 5 min quick and dirty video introducing yourself, saying why you’re interested in joining us, how you feel about living communally, how long you’d ideally be staying with us, and giving us an idea of what your daily life looks like. No editing, no fanciness, no stress about quality. Upload it as an UNLISTED YouTube / Vimeo etc video (Not 'private' or we wont be able to see it!) and email us the link at our email address below.
2. If doing a video is not possible, no probs - please send a short email to our address below, addressing the same topics.
Also, pencil in these dates! We have set aside time to meet you on:
- Thursday 28 Oct, 4-7pm
- Friday 29 Oct, 4-7pm
Thank you SO MUCH for sticking with us and reading all of that. What a star
We acknowledge that our home is on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation and that their sovereignty was never ceded. We pay respects to their elders, past, present and emerging.