Safe and Happy Country Estate on the river with abundant wildlife in a beautiful part of Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    Your resort style room with its own bathroom opens onto the garden ! There is potential to earn some money too !

    We are looking for one or two people who would like to join us on our award winning property close to Canberra in exchange for some help around the place. We love great food and wine and our guests are treated to a varied and tasty menu that changes from day to day.

    We prefer fun loving , willing people to help with a lot of different activities on our substantial riverside property. There is always plenty to do but there is a lot of fun too ! You will see from our reviews that we care about our guests and ensure they enjoy being here! Spring is here and we are preparing Bon Fires for our neighbours and friends and the pool is heating up !

    Close to the National Capital we are lucky to be on the beautiful Murrumbidgee River which is popular with all the horses and other animals. You can learn an awful lot about the Australian way of life and the environment is a natural Haven, especially if you love photography, trekking, swimming, canoeing, cooking , and observing an abundance of wild life.

    The help you can provide may include a range of things inside or outside the homestead. Our guests often do a range of different things which include..... gardening, weeding, cleaning, painting, house keeping, laundry, looking after our big beautiful Maremma dog Sophia and Oscar the cat, cooking, domestic maintenance, carpentry, driving the tractor and trucks, maintaining the pool, irrigation repairs or fencing...you can plant trees and vegetables in the garden ; maybe you can teach 4 year old Jack Piano or guitar or get the internet to work better !

    The estate is a property on 80 Hectares (200 acres) of land and is only a 3 hour drive to Sydney and enjoys vivid colours, beautiful views and spectacular countryside. It is a 2 ½ hour drive to the beach in summer and the snow fields in Winter time.

    The homestead was awarded the Master Builders House of the year in 1994 . Since then it has been continually developed and we are constantly working on maintaining the irrigation system and gardens . We enjoy having friends and family coming for holidays and birthday parties. Accommodation is in a beautiful state room with ensuite facing the garden .

    We have numerous horses here with opportunities to ride, hundreds of kangaroo, deer, wombats and many more wild animals and birds to see and photograph. There are motorbikes, quads, canoes and even a flight in our aerobatic aeroplane to see the countryside for those adrenalin junkies. We encourage our guests to do nature walks, or generally relax in the garden when help is finished and they have days off.
    This is a 'one of a kind' place in Australia and many of our guests become close friends and come back to stay with us numerous times. We like to think of them as our extended family.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn everything from making beds through gardening (dead heading roses, trimming trees, using mowers, chain saw, whipper snipper, weeding), painting, farming, cooking, driving the club car, a postie bike, farm machines, fencing tools, cattle mustering and many more activities. You may also get to fly in an aerobatic plane. Our guests enjoy swimming in the heated pool (subject to conditions) ,playing pool, tennis or table tennis, walking , photography, cooking and many more activities....or just relaxing and listening to the birds. But the most...you can learn a lot about yourself and enjoy solitude if you want......

  • Help

    Help

    It is a big home so there is some cleaning, ironing and general maintenance. We usually cook dinner together so it is a great shared cultural exchange and it is not a part of the daily work routine. There is often gardening (planting, weeding, mowing, leaf blowing) and fixing timber and electric fences . it is a property of 80 ha with a veggie garden, orchard and a beautiful rose garden. We have also a number of more specialised tasks for people who may be more interested in higher skilled activities such as mechanical , building, painting, farming tasks and so on. You can also learn to operate a range of machines if you like and perform other tasks that will help you in later ventures. We prefer our guests to have had some 'life' experiences.......if not you will still love this peaceful and beautiful environment.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Polish: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We offer our guests a beautiful King or Queen size bed in a large room with bathroom adjoined . Some nights we watch movies on the big screen after dinner, play cards or play pool, tennis or table tennis downstairs in the games room.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The neighbouring vineyards and cellar doors are a popular destination on weekends to sample heavily discounted wines and food....

  • 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.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    app. 5 hours a day, 5 days a week (flexible)

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