We are a non-smoking family of 5 - Mum, Dad, 8yr old twins & 7yr old boys. We also have three dogs, one cat, two guinea pigs, chooks and free ranging wildlife. We have a 6,500acre cropping property in the Goondiwindi area and have a need for some hard working, fun loving travellers. We are an hour from our local town so own transport would be an advantage but not a necessity as we will be happy to collect from Goondiwindi bus depot. We are happy to have couples, singles and mates. We recommend a minimum of 2 weeks and welcome anything over. Work will vary depending on season & weather.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Some general experience on a farm would be helpful as would someone with welding/mechanical/building skills. There may be the occasional times when we need the kids looked after but generally they will be at school. A drivers licence would be handy so the kids could be collected from the school bus if necessary. Cooking is optional. I am happy for anyone to take over my kitchen at any time. In times when the weather does not permit farming work, I have a garden with no garden beds and some out houses that require painting.
Separate cottage, two bedrooms - 2 singles and 2 queen, one bathroom, two toilets, laundry, air-conditioned kitchen, dining and living room. Patio & carport outside It is fully self-contained with TV/DVD. Food and beverages will be provided. We are a meat eating family however vegetarians etc are welcome.
For single females we do have a spare room in the house if they would prefer.
We are 3hrs south west of Brisbane and half way between Millmerran & Goondiwindi with 1hr drive either way. We shop mainly in Goondiwindi and will be happy to take visitors to town when we go to do their own shopping or go to a movie etc. In their time off, volunteers are welcome to use the inground pool, go exploring as we live on the border of state forestry. There is a buggy available for volunteer use, on farm only. We would like the little boys to get to know about different areas of the world so would encourage the volunteers to become part of our family and if possible, join us for our evening meals.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
5hrs - varied depended on weather and season