Help out on our hobby farm near Perth, Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    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, seven geese and an abundance of chickens. We often have lambs. Our family dogs include three pugs and a Kelpie. Our seven cats are all adorable rescues with great personalities. We grow seasonal vegetables and have a range of jobs that need to be completed daily to keep things moving.

    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.

    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 and we can't cater for vegetarians or vegans. We offer comfortable, clean accommodation. We look forward to having you on board!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • 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

    We speak English.

  • Help

    Help

    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 and Nigel (our pig) is always happy to receive food any time of day!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are bridle paths in the area and 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.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hrs per day, 5 days per week, as required.

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