Come and volunteer on an organic family hobby farm in South Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    We live on a 2 hectare property with the young Angas River running through. We have organic gardens with fruit trees, all sorts of berries, vegetable gardens with free roaming bantams, big layer hens, a Muscovy duck, flower beds, lawns as well as two goats on paddocks and a cute house cat.

    1 of our 4 kids Katharina is living next door with her partner.

    Bernward is semi retired but still runs a sustainable architecture and building consultancy business part time from offices attached to the home. Barbara works at the local hospital.

    We have been accommodating helpers since 2011 through various help exchange sites.

    If you want a break from travelling in a non judgmental friendly family environment and you are open and self-motivated, this is the place for you.
    This is not an action or party place but rather a place to relax and get creative with great light, & scenery for painting and photography, write, make music and get back to nature. A big woodworking workshop invites creativity.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a German/Australian Family living in Australia for 40 years. You will encounter German and Australian heritage and cuisine.
    I enjoy teaching woodworking skills to our helpers with the option to learn how to fit out campervans and tiny houses.

    Our house is well insulated to German standard warm and cosy in Winter with a "Kachelofen" (Tiled masonry heater) and cool in s=Summer.
    At least a couple of times a week we heat up our Scandinavian Sauna and helpers are welcome to join.

    Here a comment through another help exchange site:

    "If you want an extended family, genuine, interesting people you can rely on and a wholesome and fulfilling break from all the crazy, then this is the place for you. I’ve learnt a lot from the family, it has been a heart-warming experience that I have shared with them and I’ve made memories and friends I will never forget. This family was there for me in the toughest of times and it made all the difference. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming and there is lots of garden and animal work to fill your days. If you are lost and need to find your way, if you need somewhere to belong along the way, then consider a stay with the family "

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    Thank you for your interest in volunteering.

    We appreciate help, enjoy young people and having an excuse to visit the beautiful and interesting places Adelaide, the hills and the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia have to offer with them.

    Due to the corona virus all our booked overseas helpers had to cancel their flight to Australia. Not many OS backpackers are now left in the country. The first time in Years we might at times be without helpers at all. Some local Australian helpers, unable to go overseas are now filling the gap which is very nice as we used to have overseas helpers only before.

    Please read through all the text below and only apply if you think this is for you.

    There is always help needed in garden and paddock: pampering the goats, looking after animals, weed control, planting, picking vegetables, berries, plums, apples and more in season, lawn mowing, making firewood, compost, clean up sheds and help in and around the house.

    4 -5 hours easy help plus support in house & kitchen is expected.

    No smokers & no highly perfumed body products please. Reasonable English or German speaking / understanding is expected to enable meaningful conversations.

    We prefer longer stays (3 weeks min or more) after an initial "get to know" of a few days. Many helpers stay longer than planned and come back as they like the chance to relax and join a supporting family.

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    Enjoy your adventure, stay safe and many great hosts on the way!

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We offer 2 bed accommodation in a separate historic 1 room stone cottage and an own room in our house. We try to give single travelers there own single room but sometimes you will have to share a room. Backpackers have together a separate shower, bathroom and toilet. We all share kitchen, lounge room & the home cooked evening meal. (Mixed diet, vegetarians/vegans can be catered for).For breakfast and lunch and cravings in-between you have anytime access to our fridges and pantries and special wishes (unless outrageous:-) can be usually accommodated during the next shopping trip.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live 45 min by car from Adelaide in the Adelaide Hills, 45 min from safe swimming beaches and 45 minutes from the surf beach . We think that is pretty central…. We do regular trips to the surrounding beaches and national parks with our helpers. Adelaide is easily accessible via bus.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have optical fiber to the house and the the fastest speed the company supplies (800 mb/s down & 40mb/s up)

  • 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

    4 - 5 hours a day / 5 days a week

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