Help with eco gardening and other projects for country life in Perth, Western Australia

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  • Last activity: 13 Jul 2024



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Are places available? from July 15 to July 30, Apply now

    Please check our monthly calendar before applying. Applications for stays of a minimum of two weeks (14 days) or more are available now for couples.

    This is a sole trader, "one man band" hobby farm with a certified organic winery and vineyard in the Swan Valley area. He invites volunteers who wish to learn more about viticulture, distilling and winemaking. Duncan will be your educator and host.

    The winery is 11 km from Midland and 15 km from the Perth airport. Midland is the nearest railway station to us. In Perth metropolitan region there is a metro bus service #310 and #311 to get here from Midland.

    I welcome mature volunteers touring Western Australia to our farm for a cultural exchange.

    The house has a large private room, separate from the house, for a couple with a comfortable clean double bed.

    I prefer (NON-smoking) couples as guests wishing to experience organic wine life. There are many different chores to do. Most chores are general maintenance, like house cleaning and garden maintenance. Preparing cooked meals for everyone while enjoying organic wine is highly recommended!

    There are chickens and some other very tame pets that all like attention.

    Nous parlons le français un peu. Les fumeurs seront invités à quitter.

    I provide wholesome food and accommodation for exchange up to 5 hours per day for 5 days per week. The rostered day off is Tuesday.

    IMPORTANT: When applying, please answer this question. How many kilometres is the winery from Midland and what would you like to learn? Applications for stays are open now.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I have many years experience in shared accommodation, viticulture, winemaking, distilling, mechanical maintenance, gardening, wine sales, tourism and environmental matters.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    The help is varied and never monotonous. Sometimes there are simple chores and other times complicated help with guidance.
    Some examples of fun and worthwhile exchanges are creating eco gardens, pet sitting, house sitting, shopping, helping to construct chicken house, sharing in cooking, giving a hand with general maintenance, teaching and practising languages and the list is endless.

    We provide free accommodation and pay at least the minimum wage for all hours worked by professional pruners.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Private double room for couples attached to the house with separate shower and toilet.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The winery is in the tourism area of Perth's Swan Valley. There are many places to see and go beside the sites in Perth city.

  • 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?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 717995484229

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Cultural exchange: (4.5)

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