Rare breeds hobby farm in Bonville, sustainability and permaculture, NSW, Australia




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    Help on an Australian Rare Breeds Hobby Farm in Bonville, NSW, midway between Sydney and Brisbane , only 8km to Coffs Harbour. Get up close and enjoy the company of some very friendly miniature goats, alpacas, sheep, cow's, chickens, ducks, peacocks, Shetland pony ........ and a new puppy Ryder.

    If you fancy a week or so in paradise on your travels then this is the place for you.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

    Our place is a rare breeds hobby farm, sustainable from paddock to plate. and practicing permaculture methods in our gardening. We care about the environment.

    Originating from the UK we have been living on the Mid-North Coast for nearly 14 years. Both professionals in the OH&S and power industry.

    We have natural native bee hives and an abundance of wildlife around us. I'm also a carer for WIRES, so you never know what native animal may be in care when you arrive! Willing to offer some limited advice on native wildlife care.

  • Help


    Help varies depending on the time of year, always weeding and gardening to be done, cleaning and organizing in the home and garages, and helping out with many other projects from fencing to Instagram! We are generally happy for you to set your own hours each day or even double up if you want more free whole days. Ideally Workawayers will have their own transport as I might not always be free to drive you around. We can supply push bikes and helmets (legal requirement) if you would like to explore the area. Currently there is no local transport from Bonville into town.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Fully self-contained apartment, full kitchen and bathroom shower/bath & separate toilet. Use of our beautiful mineral swimming pool & state of the art swim machine.

    Before arriving we like to discuss meals, and are more than happy to stock the apartment with your dietary requirements.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Bonville is a beautiful town on the mid north coast of New South Wales, Australia. Only 8km away from Coffs Harbour. In the waters off Coffs Harbour Marina is the Solitary Islands Marine Park, home to abundant wildlife, seasonal whales and coral reefs. Just east is the Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve, with its large population of wedge-tailed shearwater birds and learning centre. The perfect spot to venture out and explore Dorrigo, Bellingen, The Promised Lands, and secret tucked away beach's such as Tuckers Rock.

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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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have a decent wi-fi connection for those who might need to do some work from home

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Room to park a camper-van

  • 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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Host ref number: 183966323155