Help out on a small Spanish stud and equine assisted learning facility near Noosa, Qld



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    We are relocating to Noosa area to a 40 acre property that needs to be set up for sustainable living and we are hoping to use permaculture/aquaculture/hydroponic approach to establishing the food basis in the greenhouses and around the farm with the animals. (we are also interested in growing in a fodder system which will help out those in drought) It is virtually a clean slate with some buildings we can create a little world that has full cycle to look after us and maybe generate an income in future. We are selecting different animals for the property as well. Equine Assisted Learning programs and therapies (only private appointments now though) are offered to external clients. We also are launching an online drop shipping store and would love some help with the online part! My husband does wood working art works and is setting up his workshop and can teach wood turning to our visitors as well. I am taking a more specialised approach to horse breeding, horse therapies, and private sessions with clients instead of lots of people and long long days! I am also consulting in environmental, quality and safety systems and business advisory areas and need to get the web page ready with docs etc loaded. We are a very busy couple, and our 4 kids have grown and moved out to experience the world, so we are free to create and work on the property to create a long term sustainable place for us to generate a bit of business from the farm, equine programs, woodworking and training. We are next to the major Noosa horse trail and visitors are welcome to go trail riding, or have a couple riding lessons if they want before going out on a trail ride. We will be doing paddock assessments and determining which is best to grow healing pastures for equine rehabilitation, and securing each area separately (some fencing works). We are originally from Canada and came to Australia 16 yrs ago and love sharing experiences and knowledge with travellers and always have lots of laughs with our guests. If you are interested in learning more about what we do, and helping out in any way, please let me know and we can exchange knowledge and ideas while we get some work done on the property and online! It is always great to meet new people and share a laugh and interesting experiences! :)
    We have met many workaway travellers who have stayed with us and it is fantastic to be able to share our time and stories and we have so many places to visit if we ever go travelling as our visitors seem to become friends as well as providing helping hands on the property and sharing cultural differences and techniques!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn about farming, sustainable solutions, food preservation (making jams, pickles etc during seasons) learn about Equine assisted therapies, horse care, breeding, wood working and wood turning, operations on a small farm, land care and paddock rotation methods

  • Help


    designing and building horse obstacles and painting them
    design garden beds/areas and building/planting
    fencing and irrigation
    building stables, arena
    feeding horses/stable duties
    help get horses ready for shows and attend shows to present them in breed classes
    help with yearlings, brushing, walking etc
    facebook marketing/ creating marketing fliers and newsletters
    putting up electric fencing
    preparing aviary for housing birds
    preparing cattery for long term and holiday cat care

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    private room, wifi access, own fridge

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is so much to see in the area, and we can have the work hours arranged so it works with travel plans. We can assist with places to see while in the area and arrange transport to and from the property which is only 5 minutes from town, busses run to the beaches and other tourist areas

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    4 hours per day, early morning or late evening, we will fit with local tour plans

Host ref number: 131845775319