Be a part of our family, help with our farm and garden in Newham and our beach house in Sorrento, Australia




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  • Description


    We are an active family. We don't watch much tv and we are not attached to our phones. We live on 400 acres with our home being in the centre of the farm. We all enjoy sports, cooking, reading, the beach,skiing,tennis, fishing,yoga, sailing ,gardening,camping, art galleries ,the museum ,swimming ,music and watching movies. We also enjoy meeting new people and learning about different cultures. Our children and myself are learning french and we as a family would also love to learn and practice conversation with you if you speak french. We eat a healthy diet and don't eat junk food unless of course we are at a party! Our cows calve in September and October.
    We have lived in the United States for 5 years living in Colorado and Virginia. Simon is a Veterinarian and I (Narelle) manage the farm. We have two children aged 9 and 13 who are fantastic.They do not have access to screens however we do enjoy family movie nights . They are outdoor and very creative,they enjoy the workaway experience as much as we do ,making new friends and learning from you it is important that you like children. We are organised and we work hard. We also love to relax after all the work is done and enjoy our farm lifestyle whilst keeping a balance between work and play. We will warmly welcome you into our home, feed you well in our comfortable home.
    We are a respectful loving rainbow friendly household.
    We look forward to meeting you.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Elderly Companionship
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Experience a working beef farm. We can teach you animal husbandry skills when working with the cattle and chickens. We have kangaroos echidnas and wombats on our farm.,Experience a sky full of stars and fresh air. We can help you improve your english. We would involve and include you in everything we do. We look forward to meeting you. Different types of meals. Gardening skills and knowledge.
    We do not kill any animals on farm as we live by buddhist philosophies as best we can in todays world.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We always welcome help 😊plenty to do here. Help in the garden, help with all our animals and help with farm jobs. Inside there is always house work, cooking and help with sports and children. We enjoy having people from other countries and cultures staying with us.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

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

  • Accommodation


    Farm house (Newham) open plan with shared living and kitchen areas. Private bedroom with own bathroom. We have a gym and a tennis court.
    Beach house (Sorrento) accommodation open plan. Private room and bathroom. Walking distance to front and back beaches and shops.
    We try to visit the beach twice per month.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are close to hanging rock and mount macedon which has many wonderful outdoor bush walking opportunities.
    We are an hour by train to Melbourne.
    We have the towns Woodend and Kyneton close by which have nice cafes with free wi fi and are great to walk around and explore.
    Happy to take you to and from the local train on your days off.
    When we are staying at the beach house you can enjoy all the mornington peninsular has to offer wildlife parks beautiful beaches hot springs we have the best of both worlds.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have unlimited broadband

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Camper vans and caravans welcome

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours per day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 296157813762