Our beautiful freerange farm is in the lush and fertile Mary Valley, near Kenilworth which is West of Noosa. We are a medium free range egg producer. We have 1500 chickens, some horses & beef cattle. We supply our eggs to shops on the Sunshine Coast. I am here on the farm full time & my 2 daughters visit on weekends - they are in primary school. We enjoy our privacy but need some help on our farm now that our business is getting bigger.
If you are looking for a beautiful farm stay, with sustainable farming practises, I could really use a hand.
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
I am looking for help with our Free Range Egg business- some duties would be helping with supplying the chickens with feed & water. Sharing the cleaning duties of their housing, of course collecting eggs (the fun bit!!) & processing/packing eggs into cartons.
We also have cattle on the farm so there is an opportunity to work with and learn about them as well.
Other jobs on the farm would be general maintenance - gardening, fencing and sharing the household cleaning.
We would expect you to help 5 hours per day in exchange we will provide you with accomodation and all food....all the eggs you can eat!!!
Travellers would learn about the running of a free range egg farm and all that it entails. You would learn about Chicken husbandry. The day to day care of chickens. General farming practices. Your Days off could/would be spent enjoying what the Sunshine Coast has to offer- some of the best beaches in the world; National Parks and the greater Mary Valley farming community. The farm has 2.5klm of frontage to the Mary River, and we have canoes and kayaks if you would like to explore. The river is completely unspoilt and abundant with 9 species of fish, turtles, bird life, and platypus. So much is on offer for tourists, there are too many to list!
English, a little bit of French
You will be provided with your own bedroom. It has a comfortable Queen sized bed & cupboard storage. Share bathroom. You will have access to wifi, TV & computer. You can use our caravan for staying elsewhere on our farm if this pleases you....maybe you would like to camp in it down by our river.
Our farm is less than 50 minutes to Noosa main beach. You have everything at your fingertips..shopping, backpacker hostels, bars & restaurants...and more beaches!
I would be able to take you on your day(s) off & pick you up again. The farm is under 2 hours to Brisbane. Brisbane is the capital city of Queensland. We will be as accomodating as possible to supply you with your favourite activities.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week