Volunteer at our picturesque farm on the Mornington Peninsula, Australia



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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    Picturesque working Chicken Farm. Situated on the MORNINGTON PENINSULA. A stones throw to beautiful beaches wineries & cafes. We have 27'000 chickens, a few cows and sheep. My husband is 62 and myself 59 we love to meet new people and hear their stories and have hosted overseas people on many occasions. We have four adult children the youngest 26 living at home. We have a 2 bedroom comfortable cottage for visitors. Just to let you know, there is no aircon, sorry. Our farm is like a beautiful retreat, a place to take time off from travels and marvel at all the serenity.
    We only ever host for ONE WEEK and provide DINNER ONLY

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    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

    If interested you could learn how to run a chicken farm however we would not expect you to work directly with the chickens. Two of our daughters are teachers who are passionate about their work, if they drop in while your here the conversation will be bright rich and fun.

  • Help


    We would love to have some assistance cutting splitting and stacking wood for our fire. Weeding...mowing ....brush cutting...poisoning the weeds......
    There could be pool cleaning, house cleaning, painting.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a lovely old cottage with 2 bedrooms 1 with a double bed the other with a queen bed. Everything you need is provided, washing machine sheets towels. TV fridge and basic cooking facilities
    Main house has WF which your welcome to use as well as a swimming pool heated all year round.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your time off you can catch the train to Melbourne ...1 hour....see the sights. Check out on line the Mornington Peninsula and you will see what a diverse and lovely part of the world that we live in.
    While we don't smoke some of our visitors have and we only ask that you smoke outside. We are not big drinkers however we like to have a couple of wines at night. Due to the farm we ask that the chickens are not frightened by loud noises at night, so no coming home in the middle
    Of the night with lights flashing and party like noise.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4

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Host ref number: 358692394912