Help on our beautiful rainforest property in Humpty Doo, Northern Territory, Australia



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  • Description


    Our names are Wolfgang and Kim.

    We are living on a rural property which is not a productive farm, but more a lifestyle choice. We don't raise any produce or livestock for income (only a small vegie garden for our own supply), we just love rainforest and monsoon vine thickets and doing our best to make it survive here.

    Our 6 hectare property is mostly natural bush & seasonal wetlands & is home to many wallabies, possums & native birds. At one end of the property we have planted extensive monsoon vine thicket gardens, which are now more than 15 years old & well on the way to becoming a dense, tall rain forest. As the rainforest is “artificial” , it needs a lot of maintenance in order to stay in “balance”.

    We appreciate help from travellers/backpackers to keep this balance up.

    We prefer at least 1 week’s advance notice of your arrival. Please contact us to discuss availability. We also would like to ask you to organise travel insurance for your own benefit (and no, no traveller has been involved in any significant accidents on our property, but this is a question of policy :) ).

    We are very much looking forward to hearing from you!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house

  • 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 have hosted travellers/backpackers for years and we are open minded and easygoing. Wolfgang is handy and has built most of the buildings on the property by himself and depending on what projects are on, travellers can acquire/exchange basic construction skills. We are also pretty knowledgeable about the native plants and planting and are happy to share our experience and our unique lifestyle with you. Depending on the time of the year and how busy we are, we furthermore enjoy taking travellers onto fishing/crabbing trips or other small excursions.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We appreciate help with keeping the natural bush free of invasive weeds & maintaining & growing the rainforest garden. So the work includes pulling vines from trees, digging holes, weeding, spreading mulch, pushing wheelbarrows etc, and helping out in our small domestic vegetable garden. We also like help with our many small building projects. Let us know if you have any special skills or interests. We expect in average 5 hours help a day, five days a week.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation in self contained shack. Children by arrangement No TV/Internet. Smoking OK. We will provide you with food for breakfast/lunch which you can prepare in the shack, and we usuallly will have dinner together (cooking by arrangement).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We’re close to the public bus route to Darwin. Shopping centre, public library, medical centre & police station & the Arnhem Hwy to Kakadu are 3 km away.

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    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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 275581683681