My partner and I have a 16 hectare organic farm in Cooktown. We are still recovering from cyclone Ita which was in 2014. This effectively destroyed all our Teak trees and passionfruit vines. We are currently planting cocoa in the area where the Teak was destroyed and have yet to re-establish the passionfruit. We would love help with these tasks as well as general gardening.
We have many pet animals including four dogs, two horses, chickens and two geese.
I am also a wildlife carer so we currently have orphaned native animals which we need help caring for. We currently have three joeys and a tawny frogmouth bird. Need help relocating a big soft release enclosure for the wallabies.
If you are mechanically inclined we do have a Corvette Stingray sitting in our shed that needs some work.
Help in the house
Help with gardening and planting. This includes: planting seedlings, mowing, weeding, mulching, setting up irrigation.
Help with general household chores. Cleaning, cooking.
Help with relocating animal release pen.
Help with feeding, toileting orphan animals.
Accommodation is in a liveable shed. We lived there for five years prior to building other accommodation. Queen bed with mossie net. Good wifi access. Not so good mobile reception.
We are flexible with your time off and Cooktown is well worth a visit. Historic Cooktown became a thriving port during the gold rush era after it was discovered by Captain James Cook when the HMS Endeavour hit a reef in 1770. Stroll through the town and you will get a sense of its prosperous past from the handmade stone guttering lining the wide streets and the graceful, well-preserved architecture.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
You will be able to experience life on a typical Australian farm. Help with daily chores including feeding animals. Home cooked meals include traditional Australian meals such as camp oven stew and dumplings, chicken curry made from fresh herbs, fresh vegetables and seasonal fruit. Historical Cooktown is 20km away and offers many tourist attractions. There is an opportunity to go fishing in our boat depending on the weather. Great bird watching and walks along the river.
Get to meet and help with orphaned animals.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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