We need help on our farm in sunny North Queensland

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Australia

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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a mature couple living on 250 acres of Australian bush. We have too many horses, cattle, poultry and dogs who need daily attention, not to mention a garden that desperately needs a tidy up. There are always maintenance chores and fences to be fixed - never a dull moment. The most beautiful quiet location with loads of native bird life including a dam which is home to various birds including a pelican who came and filled his belly with fish and then left! We also have a couple of kayaks on the dam to have a play in and a swim when its really hot. We love having company, a yarn, a laugh and a few drinks and good food at the end of a busy day. Sitting out on the deck or around a bonfire. No kids at home any more.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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 get to experience life on an Australian farm. See some Australian native animals and enjoy the beautiful scenery a rural environment has to offer. If you love animals and you don't mind mucking in then you will love it here.

  • Help

    Help

    General house cleaning - floors, windows, doors, ceiling fans, kitchen cupboards etc etc. Various outdoor maintenance tasks as required e.g. fencing, re-oiling window sills, pruning, planting and general garden maintenance and a hand with the animals. You will need to be reasonably fit and prepared to get dirty. You need to be able to work unsupervised at times. If you are an experienced horse rider that could be handy also. As it can be hot in the middle of the day the ideal time for work is early morning before it gets too hot through until lunch time (5 hours). After lunch you can relax and explore.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There is currently one bedroom with a queen size bed which is separate and private from the main house. This area has its own bathroom and toilet.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    horse riding, kayaking, swimming, hikes, waterfalls, hot air ballooning and much more near by. Closest main town is Mareeba but if you're looking for some night life then Cairns is an hour's drive away. You will preferably have your own transport as there is limited public transportation in the area. Sorry not suitable for young children.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day

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Host ref number: 567127218671