Help on a farm in Mount Gambier, South Australia



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    We are a little family of 3. We have 3 cats, 3 horses and 1 dog and live on 37 acres in the beautiful town of Mount Gambier. Our daughter is 6 and is about to finish her first year of school. Noe had an accident and can’t work so he is home often. Marie works as a Manager of a Dental Clinic. Marie is also a qualified dressage instructor and has taught horse riding in Australia and Switzerland. She has also spent some time learning classical dressage in America.
    We are a very kind and giving family- we like to laugh and are very welcoming.
    Mount Gambier is a stunning place in the South East of Australia. It’s close to many caves and the famous blue lake.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Marie has been an English teacher and Noes first language is Swiss French. We could definitely offer different farming ideas and teach travelers about Australian culture. Mount Gambier is a little piece of paradise. It’s between Adelaide and Melbourne and has many tourist attractions that we would happily show to travelers. The main draw card to this area is the wines. We are situated about 30 minutes from the famous Coonawarra region, so wine tours are easily organized. We are also only 40 minutes away from Mayura Station which is a famous for its full blood waygu beef (most of which is exported overseas). They have an amazing restaurant that serves hands down the best steak we have ever tasted. What’s not to love about this region?

  • Help


    Ideally we would love someone or a couple who are good with animals and children. There are many tasks around the farm that we would love some help with- putting iron on an existing roof, clearing out garden beds, mowing, maintaining and planting trees, feeding horses, cleaning animal troughs, pruning trees/hedges, and fencing.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French

  • Accommodation


    We have a double bedroom on offer with a shared bathroom with a shower and bath. There are 3 toilets in the house. It’s a lovely bedroom which looks out over the back yard and out onto the Forrest we have planted. The sunrise from this bedroom window is always stunning. We are happy to share cooking together.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are relaxed and would be grateful to find travelers that are motivated and willing to help us and aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty outside.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours / day 5 days per week (negotiable)

Host ref number: 125474351912