100 acres in beautiful Northern Rivers region, NSW. Small-scale Farm with Camping and Accommodation Facilities

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  • Description

    Description

    Situated in Stokers Siding (15 minutes from Murwillumbah), you'll love our farmstay and there's so much to be experienced while you're here. Not only will you get to put your hands to all kinds of work on our farmstay, but in your free time you can explore our own 100 acre property, as well as the nearby towns and villages.

    We're looking for people to help us care for our animals (cows, chickens, miniature horses, goats, pigs, rabbits and reptiles), do landscaping and gardening work, assist with accommodation facilities (cleaning and making up cabins), chop firewood, and help us as we plan new projects.

    Come and learn how we run a successful small-scale farming operation which includes fresh produce as well as animals which we keep for the enjoyment of our guests. Our Farmstay is also a campgrounds which caters to individuals, families, school groups, church groups and functions, such as weddings. We often do catering for groups, which you may be a part of.

    Our arrangement includes;
    - Accommodation in our exclusive Wwoofer Rooms (dormitory style)
    - Kitchen Facilities and includes good food
    - Internet & Laundry Facilities
    - Transportation as needed

    We can sometimes also offer extra paid work for additional hours (e.g., catering for events). And sometimes our neighbouring farmers and businesses will offer work too.

    We would love to meet you and get to know you and we're sure you'll have a memorable experience with us here.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Meet guests from all over Australia while participating in a fully functioning farmstay. Close to the the historic town of Murwillimbah and the beautiful Tweed Valley. You'll learn how we like to live naturally and celebrate nature. Maybe you've never milked a cow before or hand fed a baby lamb - that's the kind of thing we do here every day!

    In your spare time you can swim & kayak in our beautiful dam; enjoy the many walks around the 100 acre farm or just relax and soak up the peaceful environment. We are close to Mt Warning if you want the challenge of climbing a mountain and also close to the ocean (40 minutes by car to Byron Bay).

  • Help

    Help

    Caring for the animals; feeding, milking, cleaning stalls. Housekeeping for cabins & huts, landscaping, catering, gardening, general duties. We usually work for about 3.5 hours in the morning and then a little in the afternoon. Work is varied and ranges from simple tasks like cleaning, to more complex and harder tasks such as the animals, chopping firewood, and catering for events. We can usually provide a schedule that will include a variety of work, so you're not always doing the same thing every day. We work hard while we're working, and if it's raining, well the work still needs to get done. But when the work is done, it's a great place to relax and enjoy nature. You need to be very comfortable working with animals - even if you've never done it before, if you're scared of small animals, well you might have a hard time convincing the cows to go where you want them :-)
    A typical week here is usually very quiet from Sunday afternoon to Friday afternoon, with only a handful of guests and campers staying onsite during the week. Then on the weekends there would usually be between 15 & 30 families staying onsite. A lot of work involves interacting with kids, including our feeding and milking demonstrations in the morning. And, if you're staying during the school holiday seasons then it's even more guests onsite.
    However, with that many people around, you'll be surprised just how peaceful and quiet it can still be here - we've intentionally designed it that way!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Boys dorm and girls dorm. Shared facilities. (see photos).
    You would be working with My wife (Kirsty) and me (Regan) as well as our other staff on a daily basis. My family and I live onsite in the manager's residence, while you would be staying in the main building which has our wwoofers accommodation facilities. We love getting to know our workaway-ers, so although for the most part, you'll look after your own meals and entertainment we often eat together and enjoy getting to know you outside of work hours too.
    The water here is either rainwater - yep, straight off the roof - or filtered dam water, both taste excellent, and you'll wonder how you ever drank town-water after you've had it for a few days.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If you've read all the way through this profile and it still sounds the kind of place you'd like to stay and the kind of Australian adventure you're looking for, then please mention the word 'rabbits' in your application message so that I know you've read all of this.

    TRANSPORTATION
    We are more than happy to pick you up from our closest town, Murwillumbah.
    However, it would really help us if you could arrive between Tuesday and Friday, and during the day.
    If you are coming from Brisbane or the Gold Coast you can easily find a bus that comes to Murwillumbah.
    Also, if you are coming from Byron Bay there are a number of bus companies that stop here.
    If you have a choice for which bus stop to get off at, the best one for us is the Tweed Valley Way Coach Stop.
    If you are coming from Sydney via train, the train only goes to Casino, and then you catch a bus to Murwillumbah. That bus only gets here at 9pm so it's not our favourite :-) but if it is your only choice, we will of course still pick you up - but please aim for Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday nights only.

    COMMUNICATION
    Once we have established an agreed arrival date and duration of stay with you via Workaway messages, our preferred contact method is using WhatsApp as it is easier to message each other any last minute details, especially on the day of your arrival. If you aren't travelling with a mobile phone that has data, please let us know. The Coach Stop on Tweed Valley Way is also the Visitor Information Centre and has free WiFi.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    25 hours per week.

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