Come visit our Orchard in Queensland, Australia

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Australia

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    05/01/2021

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We love to welcome people from all over the world to our farm and into our family. We really enjoy sharing stories and learning about different cultures and ways of life.

    We are passionate about the changes we have made on our small Tahitian lime orchard (just over 1500 trees) as we transition from conventional farming methods to biological / biodynamic methods. We concentrate on soil health and biology to gain better nutrition levels in the trees and fruit and are keen to share what we do here with others. 2020 has also seen us starting up a small mushroom farm, this is a new venture with lots of learning. It also means that we are not able to get away from the farm so having visitors is great for us as we still get to have wonderful cultural exchanges and 'travel virtually' through our guests.

    We love our animals and have two beautiful dogs, a cat, horses, cows and chooks. We also like to grow our own vegies and herbs as we enjoy cooking and love learning about everyday foods from other countries/cultures.

    We are happy to provide accommodation (a self contained unit built within the main packing shed with a bedroom and separate kitchenette, toilet and shower and laundry facilities) and share our meals with you in exchange for help with the animals, around the property and in the house. We prefer to host couples or two people travelling together as the accommodation is separate from the main house. WiFi is included. The farm is no smoking, no drugs site.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • 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

    Biological farming /gardening practices
    Zero waste practices
    English including some Aussie slang :)
    Animal care (we have dogs, cat, horses, cows and chickens)
    Local attractions

  • Help

    Help

    Looking for people that can help with the animals, our yard/property maintenance, vegi garden and around the house. If you have any special skills (eg artsy) let us know as we always have things that can be spruced up. Prefer 2 week stay with a maximum to be negotiated before hand. Volunteering 5 days 5 hours each.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The accommodation is self contained within the main packing shed, it is new and clean.
    it consists of a bedroom, and separate kitchenette. There is a shower and toilet and refrigerator and laundry facilities. Unlimited wifi is available.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Maryborough is part of the Fraser coast region, so we are close to Hervey bay for the whale watching and Fraser Island getaways.

  • 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

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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