Gardening and house help at a beautiful bush retreat in the mountains of Mogendoura, Moruya, NSW, Australia

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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less



  • Description


    My name is Annie. My partner Jacqui and I love everything that coastal/rural life brings us. We enjoy great food and wine, music, film and have traveled extensively.

    We live on 25 acres on the Moruya River on the far South Coast of NSW. We have pets, chickens, a friendly cat and dog.

    Our place is in the heart of the bush on the Moruya river and we have daily visits from kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, and a vast array of bird life.

    We are a 15 minute drive from the ocean (many beautiful beaches), as well as the town of Moruya, which has a farmers market Tuesday afternoons and a general/food/flea market Saturday mornings. There’s some nice shops, a good pub or two and coastal towns that offer beautiful cheeses, and sweets.

    There’s plenty of bush waking tracks to explore, bikes to ride and kayaks to take down the river. There’s local sky diving at the Moruya airport/Bengello beach, great fresh seafood and the odd small art gallery locally.

    We would love some help with weeding, creating more eco-friendly bush regeneration, stacking timber, clearing building material, chopping/gathering fire wood, feeding and collecting eggs from the chickens etc.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Staying here will give you an insight into rural/coastal NSW life, and all the characters and creatures this area brings!

    You’ll learn about Australian wildlife and have access to some of the most pristine and beautiful coastline areas on the east coast.

    We are missing traveling and look forward to meeting/ sharing travel memories with you :-)

  • Help


    We absolutely love living here and we enjoy to host people and share our passion and knowledge that we’ve gathered in the time we’ve lived here.

    Ideally, we need help with gardening, (weed management to maintain a healthy eco-system for native bush regeneration, weeding on the river bank and maybe a little help around the house ie. window cleaning, cobwebs etc.

    My partner’s passion is with wood work and we often have a few DIY projects happening where having an extra pair of hands would be a great help!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    You have a choice of accomodation.

    We have a bedroom ‘The Dodge’ (gypsy wagon) on the river bank.

    Shower access can be the outdoor shower at the house.

    We have a predominately plant based diet so we can cater for vegetarians (but we also love chicken, fish, and cheese). Dinner prepared, continental breakfast and lunch provided.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are some great outdoor things to do here on your time off as noted above. You can use the kayaks to paddle the river, go for a bush walk, go for a swim in the ocean, play pool or table tennis in the shed or go for a bike ride.

    Beaches and the local town of Moruya are a 10-15 minute drive. However, there is not much public transport here, so having your own car is preferable of course we can provide some transport assistance where possible :-)

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Vans welcome (especially self contained vans) as we have loads of room on the riverbank and it’s powered. You would enjoy peace and quiet and a tranquil view along the river). (The internet works best at the house).

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week (maximum stay 2 weeks).

Host ref number: 258928896995

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