Come experience beautiful north coast NSW rural life in our farmhouse in the lush Gleniffer valley (near the vibrant community of Bellingen)



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    Hi there, We are mother and daughter, Liz and Emily. Our family home is a beautiful old farmhouse in Gleniffer on the mid north coast of New South Wales. It is about 20 minutes from a super interesting, culturally diverse town called Bellingen. We called the house 'Freida' after the midwife who lived here in the late 1800s. Freida is a lovely big spacious home, we offer it to other people to rent for holidays and it's also a great place for our family and friends to come together. We have had the property for about almost two years. Our accommodation is below the main house, an independent three bedroom living space.

    We have a river walking distance from the house and lots of very special water holes on the Never Never Creek, a short drive away. We are working on some beautification projects on the property, clearing some of the growth along the boundaries and orchards and doing painting in the house.

    We love travelling and both speak some Spanish and have travelled in South America, other members of the family have lived in Peru. They now live nearby on the coast. We have become hosts with Workaway because we would really like to welcome international travellers to our home and get to know new people and share this piece of paradise with them. Please feel free to say hi.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help

  • 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

    Coming to stay here is very interesting for travellers from other countries. Bellingen has a very diverse community, lots of people that are devoted to the environment. It was originally a cedar getting area in the pioneering days and is a rich subtrpoical rainforest. Many people have come here for an alternative lifestyle, choosing to live in the country rather than the city. The house itself is historic and typical of the pioneering era in Australia and country farmhouses . It has wrap around verandahs and French doors. I think a stay here would offer a very unique Aussie experience and you'd meet some great people. I have had some experience teaching young children English and I'm happy to help people practice their English. I'd also like to practice Spanish and start to learn some other languages. This is a great place for a cultural exchange :-)

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We would like help with land care, care for orchards, vegetable gardens. Also some help with work on the house like painting etc

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    You all have your own room here with us. It will be in the lower level of the house where our rooms are. We will have access to the top level of the house when there are no guests. We will provide basic food ingredients, cooking is shared.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are lots of great things to do and see here. We are happy to show you around, to go to the water holes and up to the Dorrigo rainforest and the beautiful beaches here. People love hanging out in Bellingen. It's got great coffee and food and handicrafts etc and regular live music. There is a bus that goes to town every day during the week. We also have a car that may be available for use by our helpers.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

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    Hours expected

    4 hours per day 4 days per week.

Host ref number: 295512957859