I am 64 years old and have been hobby farming only for the last 10 years. I am divorced but maintain a good relationship with my ex wife, have 2 children married and 3 gorgeous grandchildren. Since 2012 I have even hosting volunteer backpackers and signing off their 417 visas whilst it was posible until September 2016 and must mention all (100%) who applied for their 2nd year were granted. For the last 3 years I've had volunteers whenever I needed help. The last person was in December 2018 for 8 days, a 21 yo girl from the Netherlands.
Help around the house
My aim is to firstly inform and help the recent arrivals, to give a free stay whilst changing jobs or looking for jobs with visas 417 and 462 and to get reliable information whilst you are waiting for that new start.Only condition is for the stay to be a minimum of a week.
I'm also passionate of the Australian geography and climate, knowledge i can certainly pass on to anyone.
I need HELP !
I live on my own, 64 years old, in Ben Bullen NSW near Lithgow. I offer for any traveller or backpacker a peaceful stay for VOLUNTARY (NO PAY) work which is only a few hours a day 2/4 that will help you gain many farming skills like feed and interact with animals, fencing, farming tools. I can help you set up your bank account, tax number, teach you about Australia, inform you about the 2nd year visa 417 requirements. Teach you tools use and best practices ALL SKILLS WILL SET YOU AHEAD TO GET BETTER JOBS IN FARMING.
I have 4 dogs, 1 horse, 6 egg laying chooks. Also have a vegetable and fruit garden, grapes and a few apple and peach trees.
I WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A ROOM IN MY HOUSE WITH A COMFORTABLE BED, 3 MEALS a day WI-FI (LIMITED) AND CLOTHES WASHING FOR FREE!
Minimum 1 week or as long as you wish.
I have a small 50 sq meter little house in a private setting. The accomodation is a private bedroom with just i set of bunk beds and all 3 meals a day provided.
The work required will go for 2 to 4 hours a day, no sunday work. I generally need help with tasks that I can't do by myself, give me some relief with daily tasks and also help me on my rustic wood furniture creations.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 2-4 hours a day, 5 days a week