My family would like to invite travelers to stay with us at our farm in the centre of NSW at Condobolin 5 hours drive west of Sydney. We have been having so much fun hosting people and making new friends.
You will see the most amazing Australian birds including kookaburra and different types of parrots. You can find kangaroos and emus in almost every paddock. Take in a beautiful Sunset anytime of the year. In your spare time there is great swimming in the creek or in summer we can take you to catch freshwater crayfish. Plenty of bush and open space to get 'lost' in.
A 10 000 acre (4000ha) property with up to 5000 sheep, 200 cattle and 1500 acres of crop.
We are all very interested in growing and producing our own food. We have an orchard and grow a large veggie garden. We also have chooks, geese, turkeys and ducks.
We are a family of five, Tim and Sue (mid 40's) Max and Tiff (26 & 23) and our Nan (70). We live and work on the property and also travel in our spare time.
We also breed Labrador and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs. We very much love dogs.
Condobolin, New South Wales
Type of work
Help in the house,
Cooking / shopping,
We require workaways to cook while they are here, there is at least 6 for dinner when we are hosting someone so it takes some effort to cook and clean. You will also be working in the garden with weeding etc. Workaways will also take an active role in the Cleaning, Feeding and Playing with our breeding dogs. You will also get the opportunity to work with the sheep and cattle depending on the schedule at the time. You will also be expected to take part in general farm labour, a regular job is to collect sticks and rocks from the paddocks to clear the ground. Workaways must be physically fit and healthy, People with allergies need to consider they will be outdoors and also with animals including dogs. You will need good strong enclosed boots without laces and appropriate clothing, Hat and sunscreen.
English, You must be able to speak and understand english.
Workawayers stay in our furnished two bedroom train carriage which is close to the main house. It has a full kitchen and bathroom. Also Air conditioning, woodfire, hotwater, fridge, microwave and TV. Can easily accomodate groups. NO Pets of any kind!
Also on the farm there is an inground swimming pool. We have limited access to the internet.
Condobolin is serviced by both bus and train from sydney most days of the week and we will pick you up in condobolin.
What else ...
If you are interested in coming here please email us with some information about yourself and your trip. Also tell us of your skills and experience. Any allergies you have. Please tell us when you would like to visit and for about how long.
If your someone who will look at their mobile phone all day with your Ipod in your ears this is not the experience for you.........just saying :)
We are very flexible with people who come here as long as your prepared to help out. If your an Honest, Trustworthy and Reliable person who will put effort and care into your work, I am sure you would love it here and we would love to meet you.
We work year round, your welcome to visit anytime. Happy to have short, long, multiple and last minute stays just get in touch and we will go from there.
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Host ref number: 21446111494e
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by Ximo [30/11/2012]:
It was great to be in Boxdale few weeks with all the family. Funny and very nice people. It's a great place to work and share fun and laughter. The house-train is a very comfortable... we was like at home!!!. All family members are great. We had an amazing time with them!!. Kisses and hugs for everyone. Let's see if we can meet one day in more
by Katy [25/11/2012]:
My first workaway experience and the best experience I have had. Learnt so many new skills and take with me lots of memories. The Jones family are very very welcoming and now feel like family. Will never forget this or forget them, once you stay here you will want to come back! Thank-you so much for such a great time :)
by carole [21/10/2012]:
Not the usual 'Backpackers', we arrived not knowing what to expect (both mature over 50) We stayed for 11 days and wished we had stayed longer. It was a fantastic experience, we were made very welcome by the family and enjoyed a true Australian experience!!! We arrived as guests and left as friends, hope to be able to return one day.....miss the more
by Daniel [18/10/2012]:
I spent 6 weeks with the Jones Family. We had lots of fun together and I enjoyed every minute there! Definitely one of the best times in my life!
See You next year :)
The time Daniel spent here was fantastic, he is a really nice guy who will jump in and help with anything for however long and do a great job. He was a great house guest and we miss his cooking already, excited to have him visit again next year :) Totally recommend anyone host daniel as he is a trustworthy decent bloke.
Had a great ten days, will be missed.
Was a great experience, filled with lots of laughter, good food, and great company. Greg and Jessica were a great help always trying new jobs.
by Jessica [01/06/2012]:
We had an amazing time with the Jones Family. They were incredibly welcoming and made all of us feel like we were doing something helpful--which can be hard when you're also dealing with an 8 and 11 year old! Our kids had such a wonderful time that they are already talking about when they can return. Greg and I would love to one day as well. Keep more
by Florian [13/03/2012]:
Two great weeks with the Jones Family! Lots of fun, new things to learn, good discussion, great cooking and well: sheep, dogs & cows ;-)
I hope we meet again one day!
by host [02/03/2012]:
We had a great time when the girls visited us, great food, good laughs and also some hard work! Would have them back anytime :)
by Ole [07/11/2011]:
The people that will stay with you in the future are very lucky =)
our time was to short but awesome... thanks for everything and we really want to come back one day!
by Eric [29/07/2011]:
No matter what it costs, I will be back some day ;)
Thank you so much vor everything! it really couldn't have been any better.
Hope to see you again soon!
by GANDON [15/07/2011]:
Great moments with your family, we really enjoyed our stay and we hope to be back soon (for a longer stay!!!)
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