Come and enjoy country what life is like on a family sheep farm, 30 mins from Ballarat, where there are many tourist activities to enjoy, Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    Have you ever dreamt of waking up to the fresh smell of country air?

    Our property is a half an hours drive to Ballarat (an old gold mining city) and has wonderful views of Mt Buninyong. We are only 45 mins from Geelong (surf cost).

    We are a family farm, growing sheep for both wool and meat.

    We would love for someone or a couple to come and help out as there are always things that need to be done around the place.

    We are very busy with our animals and farm work, so household duties, cooking and feeding the animals and basic farm help. If you’re good with handy person jobs, we also have things that need doing: gardening, cooking, painting, fencing, animal training, etc.

    We have a menagerie of pets to cuddle and hang out with as well. Most of our pets have a story behind how they ended up here with us. 3 Horses, 3 ponies, chickens, ducks, dogs, a cat, calves, a cockatoo and some pet sheep.

    There are plenty of experiences to be enjoyed including brief encounters with the visiting Australian Native wildlife as well you will learn some things about sheep farming and training animals.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn what it's like living with an Aussie family.
    Learn about farm life and the beautiful things it has to offer.
    Pick up some skills! sheep husbandry skills and fencing, animal training.
    Oh and the views, you'll fall in love with the views!
    Loads of fury animals to cuddle you'll probably fall in love with those too!
    Look up at the stars - it’s a beautiful place!

  • Help

    Help

    We provide food and accommodation in exchange for assistance with some basic chores. If you could help with preparation and cooking some meals that would be a huge help!

    Our focus for volunteer help is to assist with the daily routine tasks, feeding animals, gardening and general housework. We will never ask you to do anything that we wouldn't do ourselves.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a comfortable cabin connected to power and water.

    The Cabin is clean and freshly painted containing a double bed and
    a seating area, and now has a shower and sink connected!!

    I'd also like to mention that we don't mind you hanging out with us in the main house. We enjoy having people stay with us and Like meeting new people and learning about other countries, cultures, nationalities and trying new foods and exchangeing recipes. We will also treat you like part of our family and involve you in our family activities and festivities both on and off the farm.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our property is close to Ballarat where there are many tourist activities to enjoy.

    We are also close to Geelong and the surf cost.

    There are plenty of Aussie experiences to be enjoyed.

  • 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?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4-5 x 5 days

Some of our very pregnant ewes
Our big dam. A nice place to have a walk and a think.
Looking North toward Mount Buninyong





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