Volunteer with us at the farm and explore the beautiful sunshine coast in Queensland, Australia

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  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    UPDATE: just letting everyone know that we are not taking applications from travellers who are still overseas at this time. Hopefully restrictions will be lifted soon, safe travels!

    Hi everyone we are looking for our next lovely lady from the 26th of MARCH ! We are looking for someone who has some experience with kids, who is willing to stay with us a minimum of one month preferably two and help me with the boys, jasper age 4 and marlon 1. I work from home so am here all the time, and the boys do a few days of daycare too. the hours would be 8-12 5 days a week and help at dinner time, we will provide your own queen en-suite room with glasshouse mountain views, own bathroom, use of a spare car, all meals and unlimited wifi, and $100 cash a week. And there’s extra cleaning of accommodation for cash too. You also have full access to farm, animals and organic gardens and we eat well here! If your interested get in touch, check out our reviews, and we can chat more about what the role looks like, and hopefully become part of the farm family. You can check out our Facebook and Instagram, The farm Hope to hear from you emma

    ( this Next position is not available at the moment) We are looking for a couple from 25th October for a min of a month, preferably two, We have a funky caravan all set up with your own space, veranda kitchen and shower and full access to the house with your own bathroom) We are also looking for a female with experience with kids who will help me with my son jasper, and Marlon and some gardening/farm duties from the 4th October You will have your own room in the house, with en-suite, You will all have free unlimited WIFI, all meals and comfortable accommodation. You will be sharing the house with myself my partner, Jasper our 3 year old son, and our brand new baby boy marlon. (But you have own guest wing with room and en-suite) We eat meat but vegetarians and vegans welcome. People with skills of carpentry and building highly sort after but not necessary. We are doing a bus conversion at the moment, have just finished a tiny house on wheels and are at building another! (We are building a new tony house as of November 2020)

    We also have a spare car for you to borrow to explore the area, beautiful beaches, waterfalls and mountain climbs all 20 mins from here. (must be able to drive a manual)
    We will favour people wanting to stay a month or more as most people that stay here come for a few weeks and stay a few months! Look forward to meeting you!
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    Hi! We have a 20 acre farm at the base of the beautiful Glass House Mountains, Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia. We run a bed and breakfast and farm stay, where people can come and stay with us and enjoy the farm life. We have a variety of farm animals including miniature pigs, alpaccas, dexter cows, chickens, miniature goats, sheep, quails, ducks and dogs. We are aiming to be self sufficient as possible and have a huge organic vegetable garden, we have our own beef, pork and egg supply, honey and are starting to plant fruit trees and expand our food production. It is the perfect base to explore the sunshine coast, only 20 min to the beach, one hour from Brisbane and just down the rd from Australia Zoo.

    We are a couple in our late 30’s with a 3 year old boy, And new baby boy, many animals, gardens and a farm stay business. So come and stay with us at the farm and explore the beautiful sunshine coast. Oh and if you love food and cooking this is the place to be..

    Emma and Mark


    We have babies everywhere at the moment...mini pigs, puppies and calves

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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

    Some of things our workawayers have learnt here
    principals of permaculture and no dig gardening, composting, worm farms, animal care
    milking cows and cheese making
    making bread, sour dough starters, preserves (jams) and basil pesto, chilli sauses
    home made cleaning products, and beauty products
    fermenting (kombucha, kiffir)
    improving your english and learning about the Australian farm life
    Building a tipi
    feeding bay lambs and pigs and ducklings

  • Help

    Help

    Hi everyone. We are building a organic garden from scratch and would love help with getting this up and running,(UPDATE: this is in full production and we eat every day from the garden, we still maintain it regulary and can teach yu too) help putting up a greenhouse, help feeding all of our animals, help in the house including cleaning and light duties around the house. We do all live in the main house (and now have a funky caravan which is just for the workaway crew) so its a 'everyone helps' communal lifestyle, and you will be required to all pitch in and help. Plenty of free time an welcome to join us when we go to the markets and beaches ect.. we do have a spare car to use if you have an international drivers license.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Double room, (for sigle girl helping me with Jasper) and a caravan with farm views and own private space for couple or two friends sharing. FREE UNLIMITED WIFI sharing a bathroom in the main house (we have 2 bathrooms) with 3 others, but will have access to the entire farm and animals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    close to Australia Zoo (10 mins) 5kms from town, 20 mins to the beach, 10 mins from glass house mountains, 30 from eumundi markets and noosa. We run a very relaxed lifestyle here and only help with light duties will be required. We are in our 30's, love the farm and our animals and spending time in the garden and growing our own food.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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