Need help around the house and exercising horses 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 1-2 backpackers to come and stay with us and help around the house/garden and farm. Help would be approx 4-5 hours 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 and horse riding would be an advantage as we need some help exercising them. We speak English and Swedish at home.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Help with Computers / internet

  • 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.

  • Help


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

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and Swedish

  • 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.

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    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)

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

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