Stay on a small hobby farm helping to build a more self sufficient lifestyle in Victoria



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    Nick and Ian invite you to come and help us with outdoor and indoor (home) projects on our small hobby farm. We have a large fur family (4 dogs and cat), plus sheep and chickens. We own a local gym and spend our time improving our health and fitness, so in case you are also a qualified personal trainer with experience, there may also be some opportunities to work at the gym.

    We are striving towards a sustainable , self sufficient and holistic livelihood and have started several projects to provide us with our food and energy needs. Our property is set on 10 acres and we have several fruit trees and native plants and animals (Kangaroos, Wallabies, Wombats etc).

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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

    Staying on a small hobby farm. Learning about Australian flora and fauna. Improving conversation English. Self sufficiency. Home cooking . Rewarding experience sharing our home.

  • Help


    Small hobby farm (10 acres). We are developing self sufficiency and currently developing food gardens and creating a native plant and animal friendly environment. We have an old train carriage that can be renovated (nearing completion) and to be lived in. We have sheep , chickens and dogs. We have a lot of bush and native areas around the home.

    We would like help with developing our fruit and vegetable gardens, building a large pond, general garden and home maintenance and help with the animal husbandry and care.

    Some carpentry and painting skills, handy work, cooking and farm hand experience useful.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Arabic: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    A very comfortable medium size room with double bed and TV. Shared bathroom and living space. Renovated train carriage also an option. Internet access available. Strictly no smoking or drugs on the property.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Spargo Creek is close to the regional tourist town Daylesford/Hepburn (Spa country) and the Macedon Ranges (wineries)and Gold Fields areas. There are several nature walks for hiking. Melbourne is 1 hour by regional train. We are 12 minutes by car away from Ballan Railway Station. Our property backs on to the Wombat State Forrest. Daylesford has a thriving café and restaurant scene. It is also famous for its country LGBTI community and event.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5-6 days a week

Host ref number: 676152367512