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We are a young-minded couple living the dream on our 6 acre hobby farm in Bullsbrook approx. 1 hour north of the City of Perth. We are 45 minutes drive inland from the coast at Burns Beach and 35 minutes from the City of Joondalup.
Our sons are both grown up and visit from time to time. We have a large family of dogs and cats and a few sheep, a pet goat, a pet pig, three geese and an abundance of chickens. We often have lambs. Our family dogs include three pugs and a Kelpie. Our six cats are all adorable rescues with great personalities.
We grow organic seasonal vegetables including a variety of chillies. We believe some have cross pollinated and we have types that you wouldn’t see in your local grocery stores. We also grow horseradish for the Perth restaurant market.
We're looking for open minded, fun volunteers not afraid to get their hands dirty - people who love cats and dogs especially, seeing as how we have so many! WE WOULD PREFER TO HEAR FROM COUPLES who are happy to work together. We offer a queen sized bed in your own room, with Netflix and a shared bathroom and toilet.
The tasks are varied and include but are not limited to, feeding animals, cleaning out animal pens, weeding, planting, repairs and maintenance, some housework - a variety of things all on an as needed basis, stuff that makes all our lives run smoothly. Each day can be different and tasks are planned daily.
We are a meat eating couple. Having said that - we recently hosted an amazing vegetarian couple who convinced us that eating vegetarian meals was not that bad! So we are open to persuasion if you can cook from our pantry! We offer comfortable, clean accommodation. And we look forward to having you on board!
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We speak English. We are friendly, worldly and open hearted. We welcome youngsters who are searching for a rural adventure.
You may be involved in planting trees and vegetables, weeding, clearing the fields of bracken/rocks, fence maintenance, erecting sheds, possibly some building work, all as our lifestyle evolves. And of course care of our animals. We have lots of chickens so feeding, cleaning out coops, collection of eggs are all daily chores. So is feeding the sheep in the summer months when grass is scarce, and Nigel (our pig) is always happy to receive food any time of day!
In return we offer a clean, comfortable room with Netflix within our home, with use of the indoor bathroom and toilet. There is a swimming pool - great at the end of warm sunny summer days - and a wood fired pizza oven which we crank up quite often during the colder months.
There are bridle paths in the area and long picturesque walks where you may spy kangaroos, and 8 minutes drive away is the village with its shops, pub/restaurant, a number of takeaways and Australia Post. The bus goes from the village to Midland, where it hooks up with the train line to Perth. The City of Joondalup is thirty five minutes drive away and has superb shopping facilities, bars, restaurants, night clubs and cinemas. Another 10 minutes further on is Perth's fantastic coastline and the ocean. We are located just a few kilometres north of the Swan Valley, one of WA's famous wine regions and a very popular tourist destination, which has much to offer in terms of restaurants, wineries, chocolate and ice cream factories - its a gastronomic dream!
Obviously if you have your own transport, these attractions are more accessible.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have plenty of parking space for your car/motor home/caravan,if you have one which would still be very close to the house.
Maximum 5 hrs per day, 5 days per week, as required.
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