Help out around our farm and growing veg for our cookery school, near Cygnet, Australia.



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    Our Farm is a five-minute drive from Cygnet. Enjoy lovely walks, bicycle rides and beautiful views. Our 120-acre farm is a beef, vegetable and tree growing operation. We also have a cooking school where we teach people to cook authentic Italian cuisine. Our family provides a warm and friendly environment with home cooked meals. If you stay with us we will treat you as one of our family. Normal courtesy and kindness to others will be expected. No alcohol, drugs or unacceptable behavour.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • 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

    We are a happy and friendly family and we are in a position to help people with their spoken English as both Chris and Giuliana have teaching qualifications. We are happy to talk to people about our history, culture and general information about Australia. We also like to share our skills with those that are interested to learn.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We require help to maintain the property to enhance the cooking school vision. As a result, we require ongoing maintenance of both the surrounding gardens, vegetable patch , orchard and house work. We also will need help with the farming work which will include such things as fencing, animal care, harvesting and generally keeping the farm neat and tidy.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have two separate sleeping quarters which are located near the house. One room can accommodate four people and the other room can accommodate two people. They have been recently renovated and are clean and comfortable. We provide clean bedding and work clothes. Volunteers can use the family bathroom and toilets.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have had many young people from numerous countries stay with us. We are happy to provide help with spoken English and we hope to provide a home away from home. We also love to share our culture with others and learn about other people's cultures. We enjoy having friendly, respectful people staying with us. During free time, there are many lovely walks in this area. We are situated close to the Huon River and we can provide bicycles for your use. Cygnet is a lovely little town with cafes and a vibrant Sunday market. There are also buses to Hobart from Cygnet daily.

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    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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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