Bush, beach and horses near Byron Bay, Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi Workawayers,

    My husband and I live on a beautiful 11-acre property with a comfortable spacious house, with your own queen-sized bedroom. We are situated in Fernleigh which is a 15-minute drive to the Lennox Head beaches, 15 minutes to Ballina, or 20 minutes to Byron. We are near the beautiful village of Newrybar, and not far from Alstonville, Lismore, Bangalow, Mullumbimby and Brunswick Heads.
    I am a writer, and I run a small equine charity, Equus Alliance, so I usually have between two to four horses on my property. I also run an FB page, The Horse Listener, and I do Equine Facilitated Learning, essential oil therapy and horse training.
    I would prefer helpers who have some horse experience, however, I do make exceptions from time to time. We have plenty of gardening and maintenance work, and some housework, plus dog-walking Willow, our French Bulldog.
    The usual workaway rules apply - four to five hours work a day, one day off a week and three meals a day are provided, but any extra treats, or special dietary foods need to be supplied by yourself. We don't provide alcohol. You are welcome to buy alcohol, and we have a small fridge for storage. We are often flexible on hours depending on what is going on, weather etcetera.
    We prefer individual helpers, not couples, although we do take couples occasionally for a few weeks. I would prefer that you have a minimum of horse experience.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    Travellers will learn a lot here! My husband is very good with building and machinery, and caring for the land. I am a journalist, writer, editor and horse person, with a large network of people close by. I can teach horse skills, creative writing, and general creativity support.

  • Help

    Help

    Housework and dog walking and there´s always work in the garden to be getting on with.
    Please no smokers or under 20s.
    We would prefer volunteers to stay a min of one week.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    At the moment the helper accommodation is a small but comfortable room in the house which has a queen-size bed in it. Occasionally the studio accommodation may be available.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This is a creative household with lots of people coming and going. I can help volunteers get into Byron and surrounding towns, so a lot of people learn to surf and spend a lot of time at the beach. There's also whale-watching in the winter, and easy access to the Gold Coast and Brisbane.

  • 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?

    One

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4-5 (max 15)

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