Need help around the house and farm work in Queensland, Australia



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    Hello we are an easy going and health conscious couple living 10 min from Hervey Bay town and Fraser Island barge We live on an acreage ( approx 3 acres) in a very quiet part of the fraser coast with our 3 dogs . We also run a cattle farm not too far from where we live and around Christmas time we grow and harvest water melon. We are looking for 1 or 2 backpackers to come and stay with us and help around the house/garden and farm. Help would be approx 4-5hours per day depending on the project we have in mind. There are lots of things to do here in your spare time: beaches, walks on the farm, horse riding, fishing, boating, visiting Fraser Island and much more. We frequently drive into town so arrangement to be dropped off and picked up in spare time is no problem. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is supplied. Most meals are cooked but occasionally you may have to help yourself to lunch if one of us is busy. We cater for special dietary requirements unless its an extreme diet. We do eat red meat in the household but can cater for vegetarians. We also have 2 horses on the farm and knowledge of horses would be great but not a must. We speak English and Swedish at home.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    We offer a country feel experience of Australia and farmlands as well as close proximity to tourist attractions such as Fraser Island and whale watching tours. Hervey Bay is known to be the largest whale watching area in the world and Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world with incredible scenery and freshwater lakes and pristine beaches. We are also very health conscious and work as a Natural health practitioner.

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  • Help


    help around the house, cleaning, ironing, gardening, dog walking, picking and weighing water melons, exercising horses,

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We are in a 4 bedroom brick house and we have comfortable private room and private bathroom/toilet, queensize bed with ceiling fans. The place is very quiet and peaceful.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We ask that people coming to stay with us don't take drugs of any kind and is a non smoker and drink alcohol only in moderation on your days off. We are on tank water so we need to be careful with our water use especially in drought time so we ask that people don't take very long showers ( 5 min max)
    We also don't have a tv but have access to wifi.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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