Help out on our hobby farm on the coast near Bonville, NSW, Australia




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    We are a family of 4 consisting of mum, dad and toddler daughter and baby son living on the beautiful Coffs Coast on a 5 acre property approximately half way between Sydney and Brisbane. Mum (Del) is a lawyer, dad (Lachlan) is a Botanist and kids (Lucy and Blake) are life enthusiasts. Del and Lachlan work during the week and spend our weekends doing maintenance on our farm and giving our kids and animals love and attention. We are animal lovers and our small farm is a reflection of this; we currently have alpacas, Australian miniature goats, lots of chickens, 2 house Chihuahuas and 1 house labrador. We often have baby alpacas (crias) and baby mini goats running around. Needless to say, any volunteers interested in spending time at our property need to be animal lovers.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • 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 live adjacent to a State Forest with bountiful native wildlife, both flora and fauna and have Lachlan as our resident Australian flora and fauna expert. We live in a part of the world in close proximity to numerous beautiful natural sights. We also live adjacent to the Bonville International Golf Course which has stunning grounds and facilities. We are 10 minutes from various beautiful beaches and we have a magnesium mineral swimming pool for cooling down during the hot spring and summer months. We are 15 minutes from Coffs Harbour which is a coastal tourist city with many different attractions.

  • Help


    We are looking for nature and animal lovers who would enjoy a short interval in our quiet, special part of the world who could assist in general farm chores such as:-
    - assisting in fencing
    - weed pulling
    - animal care such as cleaning and filling water troughs, cleaning chicken coop, brushing goats, feeding animals
    - general farm work
    We can offer access to our swimming pool, animal cuddles, wifi, food, your own private self contained flat with full kitchen, bedroom and bathroom and would ask in exchange for approx 4-5 hours per day in helping with chores.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We offer your own private self contained flat with a queen bed, full kitchen and own bathroom and access to wifi. There is also access to our swimming pool during warmer months.
    We provide food and you do your own cooking/meal preparation in your kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our property & house are strictly non-smoking and no drugs. We have young children and this is our family home and we lead a quiet life. We ask for kind and respectful people and if you have a good sense of humour all the better.
    As we work, you would need to be prepared to spend most of your day by yourself on our tranquil property.
    As shops and attractions are approximately 10-15 minutes drive you would need to have your own vehicle in order to stay with us.

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    • 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.

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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 221929549316