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 an unforgettable 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!

  • 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 :-)

  • 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 even though it's not sparkling clear, 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.
    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).

  • 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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