Our farm is a 78 acre property situated in the beautiful hills of Mount Mee, Queensland. It supports a small herd of cows, some camels, alpacas and horses and has quite an extensive garden. It is 20 minutes from the nearest town, an hour from the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane airport, and one and a half hours from the Gold Coast.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
I live in the small, rural community of Mount Mee which has a population of about 500. It is 450m above sea level and therefore usually 3 - 4 degrees cooler than surrounding areas below. The farm is half surrounded by a creek that is bordered by rain forest and its associated flora and fauna. It is a hobby farm with some unusual animals: camels and alpacas for example, that you wouldn't normally expect at a homestead.
I am looking for a couple who can help me with gardening, weeding and general maintenance and inside with housework and cooking. The tasks can be flexible according to your skill set but generally, the jobs are pretty basic.
I can offer you very comfortable accommodation and meals in return for help on my property. It is a double storey home and you will live upstairs and I down. Your room will have a queen or king bed and your own bathroom. You also have your own lounge/TV room. Normally you would make your own breakfast from whatever is available: I keep a fully stocked fridge/pantry. I (or you) can make lunch and I usually provide a substantial evening meal.
I have hosted many volunteers over the last couple of years and from their reviews, everyone has enjoyed their time here.
I would expect you to work about 5 hours a day and have the weekends off but times and hours can be negotiated. For instance, if it is very hot, then an early start and early finish would be sensible. If you wish a day off to visit the beach or Australia Zoo or meet friends, then that can be factored in to the working week. I can provide a lift to the train station and sometimes transport.
I would prefer non smokers but will allow smoking outside. I do not tolerate drug taking of any description.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week