Help out on a farm in a beautiful valley in the hinterland of the Gold Coast, Australia

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We have accommodation for a couple or a single. If you are coming this way could do with a hand to get on-top of some projects during the cooler months. We're a couple in our 50's & always have interesting projects on the go as well as general hobby farm maintenance and daily chores. We are lucky to live in a beautiful valley in the hinterland of the Gold Coast, just on the ocean side of Mt Tamborine. There are 4 horses which are fed & cared for twice per day, 3 of them are wild caught Brumbies in various stages of training. We also have gardens & beautiful peacocks. We don't have dogs so abundant wildlife who gather here daily. We are wildlife carers & often have orphan native animals in our care or recently released on our farm. No smokers or vegetarians please.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will learn many hands on skills. If you are ever planning on having a place of your own & becoming semi self sufficient, there is much you can soak up here.

  • Help

    Help

    There is so much to do on a farm, we have lots of projects on the go at the moment, from building stone gateways to house renovations, gardening, property maintenance, animal care, housework, window cleaning, mowing, whatever we are doing at the time. Two days off each week. In saying that everything here is pretty laid back, you'll be helping a farming couple in their 50's potting around doing interesting projects & everyday farm stuff, you'll become part of our family while you are here. We are the opposite of the slave-driving factory farms.

    Sorry we cannot cater for vegetarians, vegans or people with food allergies.
    Helpers prepare their own breakfast (we supply), we prepare all other meals, which we eat together around a table.
    No smokers please.
    We will need to see your ID when you arrive and take a photo of it.
    We don't usually book you too far in advance because over the years we've had so many travellers change their plans and not turn up. Contact us if you are on the Gold Coast or in Brisbane or coming this way.
    Unfortunately we are not in the right postcode for 2nd holiday visa as we are a hobby fard.

    What you MUST bring:
    Your passport or ID
    WORK boots
    Long Pants
    Hat or cap
    Raincoat or poncho
    Insect repellent
    Toiletries
    Water bottle

    Please don't arrive without these things.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Fully self contained 40 ft converted bus! it's a cutie. Full kitchen, shower, toilet, washing machine, queen bed, lounge (converts to double bed), table & chairs, steering wheel ha ha :) And great elevated views.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our farm is situated in the Gold Coast shire. The playground if Australia, so much to do & see here :)

  • 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

    We have room for a vehicle or a campervan, but not a trailer, caravan or motorhome I'm sorry.

  • 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: 646235719945