Favourited 65 times
I live in the country with my wife Liana and a varied number of horses depending on the time of year. I am located about 350 kms south east of Adelaide. I need some help around the place at the moment and i thought it would be a great to meet people who would like to visit the country, especially southern Australia.I spend a lot of my time during the warmer months of the year breaking in horses for other people,so if your into horses this might be for you depending on experience.There is bush walking straight out the back door and the area has plenty of birds,kangaroos,wombats all the usual suspects to see.During the season I also do some hunting so if your not comfortable with that this is probably not the best place if you have an aversion to hunting and as you would guess, I don't do a lot of vegetarian meals but am willing to try.I have had a lot of backpackers stay over the years through work and I have really enjoyed talking with them,learning about their country and showing them mine.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
When different people have stayed over the time I have been doing this, some have learned new skills from trimming horses feet to sharpening and operating a chainsaw, fencing, how to ride a horse,how to light a fire. Aside from those skills both parties learn more about eachothers cultures,especially by living with someone.
There is a never-ending list of jobs around this place, so there is always plenty to do.The jobs vary depending on experience. They would involve feeding horses, riding older horses out with younger ones on their first outings.If you can't ride it doesn't matter still plenty to do,mowing lawns,building maintenance,some house work,weed chipping,maybe hay carting depending on the season.
Own room in the house,shared bathroom.Have to share the couch in the evenings with two cats who like to get warm by the fire.
There is lots to see in the area,the world heritage listed Naracoorte caves are very close by and the coast is only about an hour and half drive away.Plenty of bush walking and wildlife.As for the benefit of coming to help me, perhaps I can teach you something you didn't know or vise versa. If you decide to come and stay a international drivers licence is handy but not essential.I am 20 kms from town and if you are looking for night life besides wombats and kangaroos you won't find much.So if you prefer the peace of the country this might be the place for you.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
5 hours per day five days a week