Come and stay among the wildlife of Victoria and help on my farm, Apollo Bay, Victoria, Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    Our place is a 46ha hill farm with beautiful views of the forest and out to the ocean. I am surrounded by lovely old trees.

    There is wonderful birdlife and you can often see koalas, wallabies and echidnas in and around the property. Visitors often describe the farm as 'paradise'.

    My family live nearby and visit often. I have 3 children and 3 grandchildren.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    My farm is 7kms from the Great Ocean Road and beautiful beaches and 10kms from the lovely town of Apollo Bay.

    There is beautiful birdlife and much wildlife including koalas, wallabies and echidnas. I am happy to share my knowledge of horticulture and the local environment.

    I grew up in England and Wales and emigrated to Australia 40 years ago. I can speak some french.

  • Help

    Help

    I have a 46ha hill farm in a very scenic area on the coast of Victoria. I grow vegetables, herbs and fruit and farm sheep. I also have an old established ornamental garden in need of renovation.

    There will be plenty of gardening work and depending on the season help with preserving home produce. There will sometimes be help needed with the sheep eg when we are shearing.

    General maintenance will include painting, washing windows repairing fences and removing old fences. In the future I would like to build a chicken coop and lay some brick paths.

    I like to take helpers who are mature and independent.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation is a well-equipped self-contained caravan suitable for one person or two people travelling together. There is a kitchenette, fridge, heating/cooling,DVD player and radio.

    You will be close to the main house with use of your own bathroom. Breakfast provisions and snacks provided in the caravan, lunch and dinner in the kitchen with me. I have Wi-Fi but download is limited as I have satellite broadband.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many beautiful beaches and bushwalks in the area. Apollo Bay is on the Great Ocean Road and the Great Ocean Walk starts from here. Apollo Bay can be reached by train and bus from Melbourne.

    There is no public transport from Apollo Bay to the farm but I am happy to collect you from the bus stop in Apollo Bay when you arrive and to offer transport whenever I need to go to town and sometimes to Geelong or Colac too. There is a local taxi service.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week













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