Busy home is bursting with life and animals, extra hands needed, in Victoria, Australia



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    We live in a beautiful area of Australlia and our busy home is bursting with life and animals. The whole family are animal lovers therefore we have many pets. Mayfield is a working cattle and sheep farm with a twist we also breed australian stockhorses, agist horses and run a college. The Australian college of Equine Podiotherapy trains hoof care professionals in the equine industry.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers will receive a real Aussie experience

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  • Help


    We welcome experienced horse riders. Jobs will be worked out to your area of expertise, however we try to make sure there is variety.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    German: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Verrandah room on the house with a separate toilet and shower. No SMOKING

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a bus to Yarck that goes twice a day from southern cross station in Melbourne.

    We would like people who willingly help us or our employees with the daily tasks as a part of the team. Half of our family are vegetarians and the other half not, so we eat a range of food and aren't opposed to new foods (we will be happy to accept vegans). Our diet is mostly sugar free.

    we expect our helpers to be engaging and we will endeavor to treat them as one of the family.

    On a farm your day to day activities vary seasonally. We run horses, cattle and sheep.

    We feed horses twice a day and cattle and sheep at times of forage shortage.

    We have hens and care for them daily collecting eggs.
    We have two Kelpie working dogs, various pet birds and four cats (and much more).

    Caring for the animals is all year round with the best times being when the babies are born.
    Calving is in February
    Lambing is in March/April
    Foaling is in November/December

    We begin at 7 am every day with important chores attending housed and sick animals.
    We eat breakfast from 7.40 – 8.20 and then work out what will happen for the day depending on the weather and the season etc.

    Our volunteers live with us and eat meals with us and are involved in most things except personal matters such as weddings and funerals and doctors appointments.

    You are welcome to ride in your spare time. We have a pool and a spa.

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    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

    4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 416233994322