Join our small family and live on an Australian farm in in NSW



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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    We are a small family based 1 hour drive from Sydney cbd in Richmond NSW.
    We live on a 150 acre farm, where we have polo horses as well as cattle.

    Our location is a 5 minute walk into the town of Richmond, where there is farmers markets on every Saturday + caffe's, shops and boutiques.

    We are also a 30 minute drive from the iconic blue mountains,

    My husband is a builder and plays polo on the weekends and I own a designer fashion boutique in town.
    So we both work full time, but have flexibility.
    Our daughter is 15 months old + we have a family dog (who was the first child) he is a small jack russle and is 9 years old.

    We also have girls that work for us, that help look after the horses, so there is an opportunity to make new friends with like minded people.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    What you will gain and learn from us:
    - An opportunity to work and live on an Australian farm
    - Exposure to Australian Polo community
    - You will learn how to care for a child
    - Cooking (I am a keen cook, so I am happy to pass on some of my secrets)
    - Make new friends that have travelled here from all over the world, As we have a large group of travellers that come and stay and work in Richmond NSW for Polo and other horse activities.

  • Help


    We are after someone to be able to help with the below:

    - Help baby sit 15 month old daughter (There will be adults present)
    - Changing nappies, feeding meals, playing with her
    - Preparing meals for both baby and house hold
    - grocery shopping
    - Cleaning around the house, vacuuming, moping, cleaning bathrooms, laundry etc
    - feeding the dog
    - Experience with horses is a + and we may have some light duties with horses if you like.

    A licence is a bonus, but is not essential.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a self contained flat on the property which has 3 bedrooms
    - Own bedroom
    - Kitchen
    - Bathroom
    - Lounge room etc

    During Polo season, the flat may be full, In that case we do have a bedroom downstairs in our home, where you will have your own bathroom, bedroom and TV.

    Meals can/will be supplied

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As we are located in the Hawkesbury NSW, there is so much to do and see. From the Blue mountains, Leura etc.

    A few websites to check out that are near by: Cooks co op, Harvest trail, The framer and the chef.
    We have a train line in town (a 5minute walk) that can take you into Sydney CBD (approx an 1.5 train ride into the city)

    We also have a family home in North Sydney, where we spend some time in during our summer.

  • 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

  • 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

Host ref number: 245864538154