Opportunity for you to be part of a regenerative farming family in the beautiful Towamba Valley, on the Sapphire Coast, Australia

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Australia

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    11/12/2020

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We live on a 100-acre property situated in the beautiful Towamba Valley, on the Sapphire Coast (Southern NSW Coast) near the tiny hamlet of Burragate. The nearest town to us is Wyndham which is about 15 km away and along the coast, the towns of Eden, Merimbula and Pambula, all approximately between 35-45 km. They all offer pristine beaches for diving, swimming and surfing. As we are slightly removed from town, your own transport would be ideal. Alternatively, if you do not have a car, we would be happy to collect you from the bus stop in Pambula. Someone in the family regularly travels to town, so there are opportunities of catching lifts.

    We are looking for assistance with our regenerative farm and managing our goats.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care

  • 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

    This is an opportunity for you to be part of a regenerative farming family. While sharing your knowledge and skills with us, we will be keen to share our farming journey and how we believe we are making a difference by healing our soil through planned grazing and regenerative farming principles.

    If you are interested in working and learning about Goats, then this is the place to be. They are not only friendly and inquisitive but are super intelligent. We maintain and insist upon a “stress-free environment” for our animals and they are therefore trusting and very calm. On shearing days, it is all hands on deck, and mid - September and October are around the clock busy times with ‘kidding season’ bringing the arrival of many newborn goats (kids).

    This will also be an opportunity to further your English skills, if English is your second language.

  • Help

    Help

    Landscaping / Establishing gardens / Building / Animal Care (Goats) / General farm maintenance

  • Languages spoken

    Afrikaans: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Separate accommodation from the main homestead is available for two people.

    We are entirely off grid, but enjoy most of the luxuries of living in a powered zone. There is a washing machine for your use, hot showers to enjoy and sufficient power to charge computers and phones.

    Being located in a country area, our Wi-Fi is limited. There is a computer at the main homestead that is available for sending and receiving emails. There are local cafes in town where free Wi-Fi is available.

    We are offering a daily cooked breakfast and dinner and a packed lunch and accommodation in exchange for a 5 hours work per day, 5 days per week. Our accommodation would suit two singles or a couple. A gluten-free diet is available.

    Our farm is a non-smoking property.

    INSURANCE: All workawayers who stay with us, will be required to be covered by travel / personal insurance.

    VISA: Should you require a visa to visit Australia, I'm sorry, we cannot assist you with your visa application.

    THINGS TO BRING ALONG ON YOUR STAY: Work Clothes / Work Boots / Hat / Suitable ID

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Swimming in our local river.
    Endless bushwalking and photographic opportunities.
    Fire pit and wood barbeques in the winter.
    Books / DVDs / TV / Puzzles available.
    Local swimming and surfing beaches (45 minutes) and NSW snowfields (2hours) away.
    Whale watching along the coast during whale season.
    Limited internet for emails only.
    Landline telephone is available for incoming calls from overseas family members.
    Free Landline telephone is available for all calls to numbers in Australia.
    Once weekly bus to town from our local bus stop.
    Regular opportunities to catch lifts to town with family members.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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



Host ref number: 566512122516