Volunteer on a farm near Sydney with horses and motorbikes!

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  • Description

    Description

    Welcome to our little slice of paradise!
    900 hectares of grass-fed, free-range beef cattle pasture and forest.
    A 3-hour drive North of Sydney - a short drive by Australian standards haha (public transport also available!) contact for details on cheapest/best way to arrive on the preferred date.
    We prefer longer stays this farm is large with lots of opportunities 1 week doesn't cut it here you need time to enjoy relax and unwind and time to learn new skills we cant download years of info in 2 days 2 Weeks is a minimum to get something worthwhile its recommended longer stays of 6 months to 1 yr have been accommodated you didn't learn to walk and talk in 1 week !!!

    Fantastic views, animals, a variety of daily activities and all close to beaches and the little hills us Aussies like to call 'Mountains'.

    We practice 'Natural Horsemanship' and hold a workshop every year. You don't have to be able to ride horses it's just complimentary to the farm situation they truly roam free and are our friends. Sonja is also the horse lady trainer shes also conduction private courses in tantra and meditation and animal connection

    Motorbikes are used every day. If you can't ride yet but would like to have a go, we have a little one that's easier to learn on. Bikes are often easier than horses on the hills.

    We manage using principles of Holistic Management - some great books to read if you're interested in making better decisions in your life!

    We often mill timber for building projects, like our cabin in the hills, or our house.
    Always lots of projects going on and we have a full woodworking workshop, as well as a mechanical/engineering workshop for repairs to cars, trucks, & tractors.
    We are also developing an aquaponics system to provide healthy, sustainable, wholesome food for the people who stay here .

    Bookings are essential, and PLEASE KEEP US UPDATED if you change your plans.

    Always lots to do, but you will have lots of space and personal time too. Time for meditation and self-healing, time to understand and reflect on life's journey.

    We try and suit jobs to individuals ability, but you might find yourself on the edge of your comfort zone too (they say that's where life begins!). You will almost definitely learn something - can't say what you will do exactly but we like to share skills and ideas. Every day is different


    Artists/ musicians most welcome.

    We have been hosting travelers for 15 years and have made many friends all over the planet. over 400 people

    We love to learn new things too, so don't be afraid to share your interests!

    Seems many people find this a deeply spiritual place taking with them memories of their insights.
    Look forward to sharing our special place.
    "plans limit the possibilities of today " so if your open minded like a challenge and to see real Australian way of life welcome; this is the place you will never forget.
    We do cater for vegetarians and meat eaters so we enjoy sharing the different foods

    Best wishes,
    Kevin, Sonja & Jo


    Please note: we often have cheap second-hand cars for sale from previous helpers and workshop facilities to service them.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Other
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Help

    Help

    We love to invite you into our kitchen and encourage everyone to cook! Even if you don't consider yourself a good cook -
    practice makes perfect! It's just something we struggle to find time to do, so it's always greatly appreciated!

    We need help running the house and keeping it clean, tidy and comfortable for everyone after a hard day's work.

    There are often building projects happening of varying scales, from bird boxes and fences to eco cabins and many things in between.

    We have small fruit orchards with avocado, apricot, peach, lemon, orange and many more varieties of food trees that require some maintenance. Would love to hear from you if you have experience with permaculture or would like to learn about it together.

    All sorts of jobs that sustain and help grow daily life.
    We don't milk cows, they are grass fed beef stock and roam free all year round.

    We sometimes invite you to join us riding motorbikes for stock work, horses are more recreational.
    It's a relaxed lifestyle , but always lots to do!

    Taking volunteers all year round - get in touch and let as know what skills you have!
    If you have a phone number in Australia, please include it when you write to us!

    Are you up for the challenge? You wont forget this place.

    Hope to see you soon!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Australian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Very comfortable 6 bedroom homestead. Queen beds. A small cabin close to house. Shared dinning and kitchen. Good food. Extra caravans around if you like your privacy.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I believe that attitude is the key to success
    Just 'have a go' attitude is all that's required; your opportunity here is limited by your imagination and initiative !!

    What we share with folk is worth big $$ will cost you nothing to stay here. After 1-month people say we have spent nothing here and what a great time
    You Save roughly $100 a day on travel living expenses as well as opportunity to acquire new skills and perspectives for opportunity's in the future.
    all tools, chainsaws, tractors, saw milling portable, eco building, animal behaviour,
    close to the ocean 20 mins by car- 5 towns
    close to the mountains, out your window
    don't forget to bring your smile !!
    cya soon kowboy & co

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    meet other travellers as we usually cater for 4-6 persons local characters an adventures cars available for responsible drivers you pay the fuel

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    Hours expected

    4-5 hrs

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