Former Chinese Market Garden- Historic Gold Mining town Pine Creek Northern Territory Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    We are currently doing some landscaping/paving around the kitchen & working in the garden now that the rain has started. Our farm is located 95 km Nth of Katherine/235 km South of Darwin and 7km from township of Pine Creek in a secluded valley that was a former Chinese market garden in the gold rush days. Permanent creek/spring water & tropical fruit trees. Work varies with seasons & includes gardening, jam making, drying mango, mowing, landscaping, building maintenance and domestic duties. We hope to exchange 4 hours work for accommodation, meals and internet use. Well established tropical style living offering a choice of accommodation in s/c donga or tents (dry season). Internet available. Children by arrangement. Good food with some local game & fresh tropical fruit. NSI. Prefer short stays.
    We have been hosts on other websites for the last 12 years. During that time we have hosted travellers from all over the globe. It is a wonderful opportunity to share cultures and philosophies.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers will have the opportunity to sample a down to earth lifestyle with the experience of how to live a small footprint on the planet. Good healthy food is a very important element in our household and it is a joy to share good food and good conversation. Travellers can learn food preservation techniques (fermentation/drying) and an introduction to tropical plants.

  • Help

    Help

    On a small property off grid there are always job to do. Tasks may include painting, mowing, pruning/gardening, maintenance, cleaning, organising too shed, concreting/tiling, re-potting plants, paving, building

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English only

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation is in a self contained donga with own hot shower and toilet also large mozzie dome under the stars in the dry season.
    I usually do most of the cooking as I have to plan meals around what is in the fridge/pantry. Grocery shopping is 90 km away so one can't just pop down to the supermarket. We eat meat however vegetarians can be well catered for.
    Good food with some local game & fresh tropical fruit.
    NSI. Prefer short stays.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Pine Creek is located 90 km from Katherine. Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge), Umbrawarra Gorge 24km from Pine Creek, Douglas Hot Springs 100kl, Kakadu 230km, Darwin 230km. There are 2 Greyhound services daily from Darwin or the Bhodi Bus once daily. Pine Creek is a historic gold mining town that showcases its early mining history. The area is renowned for its abundant bird life.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 6 days a week

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