Help at our hobby farm and exchange cultures in Dululu, Australia

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Australia

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    13/11/2021

 
  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a small hobby farm in central Queensland. We are in the process of renovating the original school, built in 1904, for our family to eventually make our home. We raise a variety of animals.... sheep, goats, donkeys, pigs, geese, ducks, chickens, ostriches, alpacas and bees. We also love gardening and we have both attended permaculture workshops and practice regenerative agriculture on our farm. We purchased the property nearly 3 years ago, and would love some help to keep working toward our goal of one day being completely self sufficient from our tiny farm. I cook all our food from scratch, so we do love to spend time in the garden and kitchen preparing meals and of course, eating. Our 3 tween/teeen children are also homeschooled, so even some assistance in that area would be a great help.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    Our small farm is located in Central Queensland, what most would consider the outback. We have embraced every aspect of life in the bush, and hope we could offer anyone who came to stay with us a similar experience. Australia has a unique culture, made up of all the different parts of the world that helped build this country, as well as its original owners. I am first generation Aussie, coming from Eastern European background, and my husband migrated from South Africa neatly 15 years ago. We believe we represent the cultural diversity that is Australia.
    We are within an hour to our closest rural city, and travel into town once or twice a week. There are many places to visit and, as the children are homeschooled, we regularly visit attractions, and participate in activities that help to widen our scope.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    We would appreciate anyone who is motivated to help in many different ways. High school level education homeschooling for the children. Help in the garden, watering, weeding and planting. Assisting in preparing meals, (but never to wait on us). Any assistance with animal care... basics would be as simple as daily feeding and watering, to more involved such as animal husbandry and help during birthing or bottle feeding babies.
    My husband would love help with any basic carpentry skills or simply an offsider to help him with home renovations, or general farm jobs such as concreting, welding or fencing skills.
    We are a busy, active family and would love to share our time with like minded people. We have so many dreams and plans, and it seems just not enough hours in the day, or spare hands to help out.
    We also love our downtime, and although we work hard on the farm, we definitely like to relax at the end of the day.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Afrikaans: Fluent
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    A few years ago we had an exchange student from Brazil, who introduced us to the Portuguese language. We would love to have someone who could teach us some either Portuguese or Spanish. In saying that, we would I’ve to exchange cultures and learn languages from any part of the world, and hopefully we can share some of our mixed, and multicultural Aussie lifestyle.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation is an air conditioned caravan, separate to the primary family home. We feel this gives anyone who stays with us their own space, if they should need it. We currently have access to a community toilet and shower block, but one of our upcoming projects is to build an off grid, rainwater shower, with a rocket stove to provide hot water, and a composting toilet, set up as a private ensuite for the caravan. All meals will be provided, with all and any food preferences catered for.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our small farm is on the outskirts of a village of only 13 houses. Most of the people here are older. We have a couple of families closer to our ages with younger children still living at home, and we quite regularly get together for bbqs and dinners. There are tennis courts available for the locals to use, and we will often all have an evening of tennis. We also love music and sometimes like to play guitar around the fire. The children play a number of instruments including violin, piano and drums, although the drums are currently packed away in our shipping container.We also have set up a basic social media so our friends and family can follow our adventures on the farm, but would love any assistance in that area as we are always busy with life.

  • 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

    We do have a limited amount of internet data, so that would have to be taken into account when deciding what type of digital nomad we could accommodate.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Any size caravan or motorhome is welcomed at our farm. There is also a caravan dump site in our closest village, less than 500m up the road.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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


Host ref number: 467324858542