Help our young family's regenerative farm in the beautiful Macedon Ranges, near Melbourne, Australia

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Australia

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    04/10/2018

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  2018 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello! We're a regenerative smallholding family farm - Alex and Emily and our three boys aged 18mths, 3 yrs and 6yrs - We are 1 hour's train or drive from Melbourne CBD. We farm free-ranging chickens for eggs and meat chickens, warré hives for raw honey and beeswax, organic vegetables for preserves and condiments and gluten free bread for sale at local farmers' markets. We're passionate about ethical animal husbandry, holistic land management, traditional crafts and homesteading, building community and having fun.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Building
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care

  • Help

    Help

    We're looking for a volunteer or a couple (who can share a room) who are willing to help on our farm in a variety of tasks which may include include animal care, gardening, farming, woodwork and building, baking and preserving, farmers markets assistance.

    We are looking for volunteers willing to stay 2-4 weeks at a time.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will gain experience into organic farming practices such as vegetable gardening, beekeeping and chickens. You may also learn how to make gluten free baking and bread, traditional soap making. You will get the experience of living with a young family in rural Australia.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French (basic)

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Comfortable room with queen futon bed. Shared toilet and shower. Shared healthy home-cooked meals (mix of vegetables + meat) and snacks. We can cater for your dietary needs, all meals are gluten-free as Emily is coeliac.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We're situated in the beautiful Macedon Ranges - only an hour from Melbourne city or Bendigo city. Closest towns have plenty of cafes, fine eateries, farmers markets, historic sites, parks and facilities, train station and bus services.

  • 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?

    One

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4 hours/day, 5 days/week

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