Life experience with our horses in Tasmania



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    Help us look after our horses in Tasmania ( Kimberley / Cradle Mountain / Bakers Beach)

    This is Ray and Laura and our 2 boys aged 7 and 3! ( very active boys!)
    Our main activity is to go horse-riding out at our home base at Kimberley (near Sheffield) and Cradle Mountain (in summer) as well as Bakers Beach.

    Our lifestyle is centred around horses so if you love being around horses, this is the place to get an experience.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • 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 are a bilingual family ( Australian and French) and we offer travellers a unique experience of living on a farm in Tasmania, surrounded by horses and nature.
    Ray is Australian and has been living in Tasmania for over 30 years and is happy to share everything he knows about this beautiful island and the Australian way of life in general.
    Laura is French and has met and fell in love with Ray over 8 years ago while being a volunteer... a wedding and 2 beautiful children later we have a very busy life but we love meeting people from all over the world.
    The children are 6 and 2 and are very social. They are also bilingual and love meeting new people!!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We have 33 horses ( + a dog and a cat)

    The help depends of what's needed at the time. It includes but is not limited to: housekeeping, shovelling horse manure, catching horses in the bush, getting horses ready, baby-sitting our 2 boys, painting, weeding, etc.

    Sometimes you might go to Cradle Mountain or Bakers Beach with us for the day and help us there with the horses and join for a ride for fun.

    Non-smokers only.

    It is ESSENTIAL to love children as we have two very active boys (6 and 2 years)

    We provide all your food and often share meals when we have guests staying overnight.
    Vegetarians welcome but you will need to cook your own food ( we provide the food)

    Phone reception if you have Telstra only. You can use our internet at the house if you have your laptop (no skype or downloading as our internet usage is limited)

    We can pick up from the bus stop in Deloraine or Devonport airport/ferry.

    We live 15km from the nearest town (Sheffield, the town of mural)

    If you are interested to join us for a while or have any question, feel free to contact us.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Shearers quarters - Basic accommodation but has everything needed - Fully equipped kitchen - Bathroom and toilets are on the veranda - Accommodation surrounded by tree plantation and native forest.

    Dog living outside only -

    Our own house is located 800m away -

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If you have your own car you are welcome to go sightseeing in the area, lots of bushwalking, food places ( cheese factory, chocolate factory, berries farm,etc) closest town is Sheffield the town of murals located 15km away. Deloraine is 20km away, Devonport is 35km away and Launceston 80km away.

    We can pick you up from Devonport airport or Devonport ferry as well as from the bus stop in both Devonport or Deloraine.

    People coming to stay with us must be independent and able to cook for themselves ( even though we share meals a few times a week)

    We prefer to take on people who have experience with horses and willing to stay for a minimum of 2 weeks (the longer the better)

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    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

    Unlimited space around here. Option to hook to electricity ( as long as not running air-conditioning van / caravan as our electric bill wouldn't cope!)

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    small dogs considered -

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    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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