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.
DIY and building projects
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 :-)
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We would like help with land care, care for orchards, vegetable gardens. Also some help with work on the house like painting etc
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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
4 hours per day 4 days per week.