Coastal holiday and farm experience and being part of an environmental project, Mollywook Beach, NSW, Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    Seeking a coastal holiday and farm experience and being part of an environmental project?

    My family and I have a beautiful 50 acre farm of rolling green hills by the sea only 3 hours south of Sydney.

    Located in Milton, 3km from the historic town centre, on the unspoilt and pristine South Coast of NSW. We are actively participating in a Local Land Services project to replant native vegetation along our dam, running creeks and wetland area to provide a wildlife corridor and improve the ecology of our waterways flowing into Lake Burrill.

    We are still in the building development stages at our property and so our home where we reside is at Mollymook Beach. Our farm is a five minute drive from our house and so having your own car is ideal. On the farm we have four creeks, a big dam, cows, horses, an abundance of water birds and a vista of Lake Burrill.

    If you are independent and love being outdoors in nature, beaches and ocean, animals, physical activity and getting your hands a little dirty, we'd love to have you stay.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Milton offers a unique and perfect mix of both culture and nature.

    For the nature lover, you can explore many walks through our National Parks and coastline, and enjoy surfing, swimming, diving, bird watching, horse riding and so much more. Working on the farm will give you a real outdoor experience of living on the land and its natural flora and habitat.

    For the foodie, Milton and the surrounding area offers a selection of great cafes and eateries promoting 'paddock to plate' cuisine of locally grown fresh foods, such as Milkhaus Wholefoods Canteen, Pilgrims (Vegetarian), Duke & Co Cafe, Native Cafe, and finer dining at St. Isadore and Tallwoods . Our neighbouring farm is Cupitt's Winery offering a fine restaurant, cellar door, micro brewery, fromagerie and lunchtime music on a Sunday afternoon.

    The local community is vibrant and many arty or music events are held here. You can google 'Milton Theatre NSW' to see what live music events are coming to Milton Theatre.

    You will experience the Australian coastal rural lifestyle and get to practice your English and learn Aussie culture with our family and community.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for extra hands to help us with this environmental project. The main works involve the removal of weeds, namely fireweed; paddock and creek fencing; and the planting of native plant species along our dam and creeks.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Our house is set in a beachside location with beautiful views overlooking Mollymook Beach to the south, and Narrawallee, Conjola and Green Island to the North (some of the best surfing spots).

    The accommodation is a separate two bedroom apartment with separate entrance from our house upstairs. Its facilities include: full kitchen, bathroom, living room, and a laundry (these may be shared with another worker occupying one of the bedrooms). Both bedrooms have a double bed. WiFi is also provided although sometimes slow.

    We will offer comfortable, self contained accommodation, a short walk to North Mollymook Beach, in exchange for your time and labour of 15 hours per week ( 3 days x 5 hours per dayp). No food is provided as you have your own kitchen. If you would like food provided we can agree on some additional time worked in exchange.

    No smoking is permitted in the apartment and you will be responsible to keep the apartment clean and tidy during your stay.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Both my husband and I are active, outdoor adventurers who are happy to give you knowledge and suggestions on what to see and do in our local area.

    We are nature lovers and have a vision to improve the natural ecology on our farm, and to build a farm retreat that is environmentally sustainable following permaculture and organic principles.

    I am also a singer/songwriter and qualified Holistic Kinesiologist passionate about music and a healthy lifestyle. Huw was a Firefighter qualified in Urban Search & Rescue and now loves surfing, fishing, golf and driving his tractor. My daughter, Brooke, is totally mad about horses and loves her horse Ellie.

    We love fresh locally grown food and enjoy a healthy diet which is gluten and mostly dairy free with no added nasties!

  • 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

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week






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