Help us on our small farm in the beautiful Riverina Region of NSW, Australia

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  • Last activity: 29/12/2021

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi! I'm Debbie.

    I'm a teacher living in the beautiful Riverina region of New South Wales. I live on 11 acres with my partner, Michael and have 3 kids, 2 of whom live in Canberra and one who lives with us. We like to live as sustainably as possible and share the property with chickens, pigs and sheep as well as a veggie garden and orchard.

    We'd love you to come and stay and share this picturesque part of the world.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
  • 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'll happily share our newly-acquired knowledge of organic and permaculture practices and learn from you if you have experience in this area. We'll share with you great places to visit in the area and answer your questions on anything and everything - to the best of our knowledge ;-)

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for help with various tasks on our small farm. These might include weeding, whipper snippering (strimming), painting, building projects, etc. Let us know what skills you have :)

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will stay in Fig Tree Cottage next to our house with open-plan kitchen, lounge & dining, two bedrooms (one with a double bed and the other two bunk beds) and a bathroom. You'll have the whole cottage to yourself.

    This is a self-sufficient stay where you are welcome help yourself to our veggie garden, orchard and chickens' eggs each day and cook your own meals in the cottage's fully equipped kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You would need a car for this stay. There are train connections from Harden, 15 minutes' drive from us, which is on the Sydney to Melbourne rail link and includes the towns of Mossvale, Goulburn, Yass, Cootamundra, Junee, Wagga Wagga and Albury.

    We are a 20 minute drive from Cootamundra and Young, the Cherry Capital of Australia. The Cherry Festival is held annually in December. You can also visit the local history museum, the Chinese Tribute Gardens, local parks and a couple of good cafes.

    Jugiong and its renowned pub, the Sir George and cafe, The Long Track Pantry as well as the Murray River are within a 35 minute drive. Visit Junee and its fantastic Chocolate & Licorice factory as well as the Round House train museum and historic Monte Christo. Wagga Wagga and Canberra are just over an hour and a half away and Sydney is a three and a half hour drive.

    We have bikes you can borrow to explore the area including the small town of Wallendbeen, about 8 kilometers away where you can enjoy a pint at the local pub or take a picnic.

    If you're interested, fruit picking work may be available around Young prior to or after your stay with us (depending on the time of year).

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 25 hours / week

Host ref number: 169835252773

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