Help needed on our small family farm near Margaret River, Western Australia

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a small family of 3, Phil, Mel and Louis, dedicated into sustainable farming and living practices.

    At the moment, we are especially busy preparing garden beds, seeding, harvesting and crop planning. We also need a fair bit of help in the house and to look after our 3,5yo son.
    And you are looking for a carpenter or cabinet maker to renovate a vintage caravan and an old boat.
    We are seeking people with a genuine interest in simple, sustainable living and for who the following resonates: "Be the change you want to see in the world.".

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

    You will live on our small farm, surrounding by animals and a beautiful nature. We have NO WIFI here but you will find a much better connection. ;) You will learn lots about renovation, sustainable living and natural farming. If you too wish to live a more sustainable life and learn about resilience in a relaxed environment, you might find yourself at the right place with us.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for like-minded helpers for our organic food farming project and welcome those who wish to know or share more about sustainable agriculture and living. We always have a variety of things to do, help with the gardening, building jobs, caravan renovation, entertaining our little one , cleaning and help with cooking.

    Help is usually about 4 hours a day. We prefer to have help in the morning before it gets too hot (which means starting work around 8:00am), then we can all get on with other things in the afternoon after a hearty lunch together.
    ,usually taking Saturday or Sunday off to do our own thing, go exploring or down to the local markets.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a comfortable room for helpers with lots of books available about farming, cooking and healthy lifestyle. You will be part of our family in regards to sharing the house after the mornings duties which also involves sharing some of the daily chores (i.e. help with cooking, washing dishes, cleaning). .
    Lunch is provided each work day, breakfast and dinner is more DIY.
    We provide some basic foods and fresh garden produce.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located in a amazing and peaceful place, very close to Hamelin Bay and the impressive Boranup Karri Forest, in the middle of picturesque vineyards and not far away from the Blackwood River. Of course, it's handy to have your own vehicle to explore and enjoy the surroundings of the Margaret River region on your free time. Plenty of activities are waiting for you like fishing, surfing, food, wine and beer tastings, kayaking, walking or biking on nature trails, cultural driving escapes, whale watching, swimming and snorkelling...

    One final note: we enjoy hosting reliable and motivated people. Unfortunately, we've had several Workawayers say they're coming but then not arrive. Please be aware that if we arrange for you to come, our family will have made plans for your stay. So if you don't come, everyone misses an opportunity! Thanks for your understanding.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have enough space on our property to be able to host you with your camper van.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Average 4 hours a day / 5 days a week

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