We are an outback Central Australian family living on a camel farm about 20 minutes drive from Alice Springs. We are in the rural area away from city lights and shops, and enjoy watching the stars that blanket our big skies and listening to the sounds of the birds. Our workaway projects do not include work with camels as we have experienced staff who are responsible for our lovely camels. We'd like some home help, such as housework, garden, cooking and maintenance as an exchange for your company, board and food; no paid work available. However, our charismatic camels love a chat so that you can learn some of their quirky behaviours.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
We enjoy meeting people from around the world and showing them our bit of the outback Central Australia, especially introducing our camels. We hope you like hiking as there's so many wonderful hikes in our local area of the Western MacDonnell Ranges. If it's cool weather time, we'll sit around the fire outside under the blanket of stars, and if it's hot weather time, you can float in our pool looking up at the Milky Way. If English is your second language, every day we'll teach you a phrase of Aussie slang.
Join our family on an outback camel farm located 17km from Alice Springs. We are on a lovely rural property located in a valley within MacDonnell Ranges. Very picturesque and quiet.
We are looking for gentle, quiet, kid-friendly, humorous, mature people to exchange 4-5 hours work for 3 meals per day. Jobs are based in / around the home include gardening, maintenance, cooking, cleaning, feeding the chickens etc. We are always looking for help from trades people such as builders, plumbers, painters, gardener and general repairs and maintenance.
NO work is available with camels or camel farm operations, for pay, or for visa requirements.
3 day minimum stays. Camel rides offered to long stayers! Maximum number of guest is 2.
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Your room is separate to main house and includes a double bed, air-con, fridge, toaster and kettle. We have a swimming pool, laundry facilities, bikes to borrow and a home gym. Our home is suitable to those who don't drink or only moderately.
Breakfast supplied is tea, instant coffee, cereal, milk, bread, butter and a choice of spreads. Lunch is a help yourself from the house fridge and pantry. Dinner: we try to eat together. Anyone can cook! We love to taste your home country. Depending on various things, sometimes dinners are vegetarian. You are welcome to cook your own meat if you want. We don't supply fruit, snacks, yogurt, chocolate, soft drinks, coffee beans, alcohol or cater to specific diets. If you need something bought in town, please give us a list and cash.
Bring your own internet provider please. Telstra service works best for mobile phones.
We are very close to the Simpson Gap Nature Park in the Western MacDonnells National Park. There are many interesting hikes to do there including the Larapinta Trail. Alice Springs town is about 20 minutes drive. If you don't have your own vehicle, there are always opportunities to get a ride into town that coincides with our commutes. We have bikes to borrow and our helpers enjoy riding in the local rural area.
We have been hosting helpers since 2015 with much enjoyment and have met so many fascinating people. Our household is a busy one with school children, work days and activities. We find that the happiest helpers are those who are content to immerse themselves as a part of our household rather than looking to be at the centre.
We try to live lightly within our environment with kindness to all beings.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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