Help our family to establish a more sustainable lifestyle in NSW, Australia

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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Ideally looking for a person or a couple who can get stuck in: current projects include fencing and clearing, cleaning and feeding animals whci include chickens, ducks, horses, dogs and cats and occasional rescue lambs, calves and goats!
    We currently have labrador puppies due to go to their new homes

    We are in a bush fire zone (postcode 2574) However only those who can contribute effectively will be considered.
    I have a helper who is caring, feeding and cleaning the animals, but there is plenty work in the upkeep of the property like mowing and gardening and watering.
    The couple should be able to work independantly of each and not require supervision once shown.
    We would require minimum of 3 weeks stay with a weeks notice if you extend.
    It is important we don't have fussy eaters or people with special dietary needs and preferably people who can share in the cooking workload( cooking for 8 people, new menus everyday is not as easy as it seems. If unable to cook then prep and cutting up and assisting to clean up after meals is necessary.

    In exchange you will receive a spacious and clean double room with on-suite in a two bedroom self-contained granny flat. With its own living area/ kitchen and own back yard with veggie patch. Basic food is supplied and you are welcomed to eat a main meal with the family. More than enough food is supplied for those who work(Treats like Chocolate, alcohol, special food, etc.. At helpers cost) We require non- fussy eaters, people who are healthy and able to work and contribute in some way.

    We often go 4WDing and camping over weekends. Plus trips to the beach and parks with dogs once isolation restrictions have lifted

    The granny flat is separate from the main house, both of which are situated on 11 acres in a quiet, peaceful area but only a short walk from the small town of Bargo which has a train station.

    A little about the area: Bargo is only 1 hour out of Sydney by car (less then 2 hours on the train) With easy access to and from Sydney airport direct by train. Where we live is out of the main town, about a 15 minute walk.

    Bargo is a quiet country town suitable for those who do not need to be near the hussle and bussle of the city life or major shopping mall although all within access.

    If English is not your first language then we are patient and able to assist you in practising and exchanging conversation, let us know your level of spoken English.

    Please this is a family home so if you make an arrangements and agree to an arrival date then we expect that is when we will receive you!

    Look forward to hearing from you with any questions

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Improve English
    family life in Australia
    Contribution

    lots of things to visit locally if you enjoy bush walks and being with nature.
    Mermaid pools is just one of the beautiful attractions

  • Help

    Help

    Cleaning, organising and cleaning
    help with feeding and cleaning out of animals daily.
    Collecting manure
    general up- keep and maintenance of property.
    Watering, weeding , mulching.
    The self contained accomodation is very clean and independent and travellers are required to ensure it is this way especially when they leave so it is clean for the next traveller.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Spacious, clean and fully self contained 2 bedroom with 2 en-suite bathrooms. Large open plan living and kitchen area.
    bedrooms have double bed with clean linen and hanging space for your own clothes
    quite and peaceful away from main roads.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day/5 days a week

must love dogs!
your own accomodation
rescue kittens
always chicks hatching
one hours drive to sydney

Host ref number: 284112276328