PLEASE READ FULL PROFILE BEFORE ASKING TO STAY ___We are a very easy going family of three located one and a half hours north of Sydney , We have a lovely hobby farm about 50 acres backing onto the State forest . We would love to show you our amazing part of Australia in exchange for some farm work You will have your own self contained 3 bedroom cottage to stay in . You will hear our cows mooing , horses neighing , chickens clucking , dog barking , cats meowing , pea cock yelling . If you don't like animals this place will not suit you .
This is a volunteer position only . no cash payments will be made .Our lovely farm is always needing some attention we can't keep up with the amount of gardening etc . However because we work hard we also eat very well . We really enjoy healthy home cooked meals . We eat outdoors most of the time and the BBQ is used for most meals. Our lovely little chickens supply us with wonderful eggs put these together with Toast and some other healthy ingredients and Breakfast is ready ! We have a paddock / field full of weeds that need pulling buy hand if we work in the mornings ( this is very flexible ) the 5 hours work per day can be done at any time you wish -- in the afternoon I can take you to be up close and feed pelicans at the beach , feed a baby kangaroo with a bottle of milk , hand feed some friendly Emus . I can take you kayaking in our local river .maybe a horse riding lesson on one of our beautiful horses or they love to be brushed and loved . You can even brush and pet our quiet Bull if that is your thing .
Close by is a shopping mall , or activities like bike riding and bush walking is also close and easy to organise. If you can tell me what it is you would like to see and do I can try and help you tick your bucket list .
Other Jobs that need attention are painting fences , and clearing paddocks .
We really want you to feel part of the family and enjoy your time with us and get to experience our amazing part of Australia .
Help in the house
We are a 20 min Drive to the beautiful central coast beaches , we are surrounded by bush and mountains so if bush walking is your thing we can point you in the correct direction . Baby kangaroo feeding , emu feeding , pelican feeding . beach swim , Kayaking in the local river . Also feeding our Cattle is a fun and interesting thing to do . We have push bikes that you are welcome to use .
A horse ride / lesson in our enclosure . You can brush the horses , even the tame Bull if you wish.
If you have never spent time on a small farm before you will learn how to relax and breath the lovely fresh air .
We are open to hearing what you would like to do and we will try and do what we can to make this experience happen for you .
# we have a large paddock / field that needs the weeds pulled out by hand , ( gloves will help keeps nails nice if thats a problem) . the pool is always close by to have a quick dip to cool off while working .
# clearing paddocks from sticks and tree branches
# painting fences .
# after the meals help clearing and washing dishes
#Some Cleaning & maintenance work on the cottage or the main house .
# Helping Tom with the fencing
# cleaning of the chicken house .
You would stay by yourselves or with other work away travelers in our 3 bedroom self contained guest cottage , This cottage is old , rustic and charming however it is clean ans inviting . The Beds are comfortable and the Sheets and bedding are clean and crisp. You can wake up each morning to a wonderful view of the farm .We will supply food for all meals , Breakfast you will prepare yourself , Lunch I will mostly prepare however if i'm time poor I will get you to prepare your own lunch . I will always make the evening meal for us all to sit down enjoy together .I just ask that after any meal you help clear and wash and dry dishes please .
We will supply Towels for the bathroom as well as beach or pool towels .
I will tell you when I'm washing clothes and I will wash yours as well .
PLEASE NOTE internet limited available . phone coverage very patchy .
We are a ten minute drive to the Wyong train station , we can drop you there if you would like to take a trip some where . Our little town is worth checking out it has a few pubs and cafes .if you like to fish i can organise that for you in our river or the dam .We are healthy , fit and hard working . We are not smokers and would prefer our guests also not to smoke on our property .
We do like our Privacy in the evening... so once the meal is eaten and the dishes done we will retire to our home . and you are welcome to spend time in your accommodation or go walking or what ever you like to do in the evenings.
The beach is a 20 min drive , We have a gymnasium 8 min drive away that provides yoga , meditation , exercise classes . Weight room .
Pub / bar is 8 min drive away
cafe also 8 min drive away
Pizza 8 min drive away
I can drive you places however i will ask that you sometimes catch the bus back to town and i can collect you from Town . So an Opal card comes in handy if you want to explore by bus or train .
We sometimes have neighbours with Workaway's staying ,So if you want to meet up with other travelers we can arrange this for you .
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, approx 2- 5 day stay