Help us on our goat farm near Melbourne, Australia



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    We are Sarah and Daniel - a couple in our 30s with a 1 year old boy, Avshi. We live on a 50 acre farm in the beautiful Macedon Ranges (less than 1 hour from Melbourne).
    Our dream is to run a small goat dairy based on permaculture principles. We have lived here for just over 1 year so all our projects are just starting.

    We currently have a dog (jack russell), 4 chickens, 3 goats (2 in milk) and some raised vegetable beds, but we have all lots of plans for the years ahead including;
    - growing our goat herd
    - planting vegetable gardens
    - building a green house

    During the day you will mostly be working with Sarah, as Daniel works off the farm for now.

    We are mostly vegetarian but eat fish once a week or so.

    If you want to join us and help build a farm up from scratch, share meals, a chat and a drink in the evening please feel free to contact us :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    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
  • Help


    We need help doing all kinds of jobs on the farm, including looking after our one year old boy. You are welcome to join us milking our goats and we can teach you how to milk and make cheese. If you're comfortable looking after our one year old while we are milking, that would be great but certainly not essential.

    Ideally we are looking for a couple who can entertain themselves with their own car who are keen to travel in the area (as some days there may not be a full day's work).

    1 - 2 week stay preferable, but flexible depending on the couple.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    A bedroom in our house with a double bed. TV screen available in your room for watching shows/movies but we don't have a TV arial

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The Macedon Ranges is a beautiful travel destination in Victoria, full of good food, wineries and hiking. We can recommend a range of lovely spots near where we live and if it is hot you can swim in a beautiful reservoir near our house. Our house is also on Deep Creek and there is a walking track down to the creek. We are also 45 minutes drive from the center of Melbourne, or you can take the train (apprx 50 minutes)

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 369652651829