Help around the house and gardens in the Cattle farm, Mornington Peninsula, Australia

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    We are a family living on a 150 acre beef cattle farm on the scenic Mornington Peninsula. We are close to Mornington and near to several beaches one and half hours from Melbourne.

    We seek help in the house and gardens. In return you will experience Australian farm life.
    Horse riding opportunity on stock horse for skilled riders.
    As in most parts of Victoria, there is plenty to see and do around the Mornington Peninsula, we can share our knowledge of the area, sites and local food and wine.

    We have travelled widely in Australia and internationally and enjoy meeting people from around the world and delight in sharing our knowledge and experience of life here on the Mornington Peninsula.

    Each week we would appreciate 25 hours of help for 7 days of quality food and accommodation and share in the preparation of meals. Happy to consider dietary requirements. We are not vegetarians but don't mind if you are.
    Our approach to the tasks is fairly relaxed, do not expect detailed instructions minute by minute, rather please ask if in doubt as to what needs to be done.
    Must be fluent in English.
    We require to skype before agreeing any placement.
    Please ensure that your skills are desribed accurately, then neither workawayers or hosts will be disappointed.

    For your own comfort and safety please bring sun hat and sturdy footwear suitable for outside tasks .

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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 usually meet workawayers at Frankston railway station.
    We have wifi and a small library for the readers and eager English learners.
    We are happy to take you into Mornington to meet the bus and also to other areas of interest around the area if and when we are visiting those areas in the course of our normal activities.
    We are non-smokers and will only host non-smokers.

    We look forward to hearing from you and will do our best to make your stay with us wonderful & memorable.

    Please note that our area does not meet the requirement for 3 months work in regional Australia for a second visa.
    By Australian standards the farm is close to a town, but it not served by passing public transport or in walking distance to the town.
    We are a 5 minute drive from the nearest public transport ( bus). The bus will enable you to travel north to Melbourne or south to the tourist areas of point nepean.

  • Help


    We would really like help with our garden and vegetable patch along with house help and general maintenance around the house .Horse riding available for competent riders. We welcome the culinary experiences that many of our visitors have brought.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We are able to accommodate 2 people. Each person/couple will have their own comfortable room with shared bathroom in a wing of the homestead. Central the winter. All meals provided with quality healthy food. ( even wine on occasions)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We do NOT offer paid employment. There may be opportunities to help with cattle mustering etc, we do NOT need the extra labour for this and it is an opportunity for a deeper farm experience if the workawayers wishes to participate.
    All workawayers MUST have their own travel insurance.

  • 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

  • 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?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 a day, max 5 days a week

Host ref number: 178211282567

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