Help on a family sheep farm and enjoy a rural experience in Southern Western Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello my name is Stephen and with my partner Kerry are the owners of Stonemeal farm, a 700 acre sheep property.
    We are situated on the stunning South coast of Western Australia, only half an hour from Albany one of the oldest towns in WA with beautiful coast lines, breathtaking white beaches and natural forests.

    Our philosophy and vision was to create a farming system that was not only protecting our natural ecosystem but creating a sustainable farming ecosystem as well. In order to achieve this the farming system must be as biodiverse as possible and improve the overall productivity of the farm, particularly compared to the currant chemical farming practices. We are proud to say Stonemeal farm is a thriving, living example of this sustainable farming ecosystem.

    We produce Merino wool and prime lambs without the uses of broad acre pesticides and have extensive plantings of oak and other trees to produce fodder (acorns) for the sheep .Our family home we designed and built as solar passive using stone and other local materials.

    Where passionate about growing healthy food, eating seasonally, preserving and cooking with all our own produce and sharing with others.

    We are looking for help on our farm and in the garden and more than willing to pass on our experience and knowledge also. This is an amazing opportunity to learn about sustainability, our farming practice, self-sufficiency and home building,

    Our hobbies include gardening, growing interesting trees (of which we have many), camping and exploring our natural areas.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Other

  • Help

    Help

    Looking for enthusiastic people who are interest in experiencing a wide variety of farm and garden work as well as helping with home duties as part of a family. This opportunity would also include environmental work and some building work.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Living with the Family (Kerry, Stephen, and our teenage daughter Hannah) in our stone homestead. There are two double rooms available with a shared bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are a Rural property with no local public transport, even though not essential having your own vehicle would give you the independence to explore the many great places in the region.
    There is a daily bus service from Perth to Albany and we can can pick you for the trip to the farm
    We do make regular trips into our closest local city (Albany) and regularly enjoy visiting our favourite beaches, local forests, which we are happy to share with you.
    On the farm there are plenty of walks where you can enjoy the natural wildlife and environments.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 28 hours per 7 days stay

Another favourite West Cape Howe National park
A favourite spot Wychinicup
Shearing
Our home
The most important room in the house
Our closest Town/city historic Albany
Hi from Stephen and Kerry
Jess hard working sheep dog
All home grown
In the garden
A bit of luxury on the farm
creating ecosystems








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