Experience the rural lifestyle in Livingstone, Northern Territory, Australia

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  • Description


    We are a family of 5 who enjoy our rural living, making as much food as we can on our land and living in the open air. We grow ducks, chickens and pigs and fruit trees and veggies and love to cook and experiment creating tasty dishes with our spoils. Mango season is a favourite and frozen mango sets the base for many tasty dishes through the year!
    We are building our space here all the time - currently Bean’s Art room is in process utilising (nearly) all recycled materials.
    Whether it’s the building creatives, helping with harvest , jam making or maintenance around the place, helping with our 18 month and 3 year old boys we would love to share our place and stories in exchange for some help in our endeavours.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We like to share our space with travellers to provide a place to rest along the way and have a “home” experience along your journey. Have land (and a mortgage!) our capacity to travel freely has changed a bit so sharing our space enables us to listen and share travel stories.

  • Help


    We welcome help with gardening, building, recycling, creating yummy food, playing with our boys so we can get other work done, maintenance for our buildings, animal pens or gardens, preparing / Slaughtering/ butchering animals, making home brew beer or learning any skills you have to share with us.

    No jobs are mandatory and all are for negotiation.

  • Languages spoken

    Chinese (Mandarin): Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Own home basically- we have a pool room (billiards etc not swimming ) that is a separate building with own bathroom, kitchen etc…

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our place is about 60km south of Darwin, within a bike ride of the lovely berry springs - a thermal pool / safe swimming area and not far from Litchfield park.

    We ask for four hours work, 5 days a week and provide accommodation, any food you would like for breakfast and lunch and will cook our evening meal to share our home and family space.

    We have free wifi and can loan a car if you don’t have one, have a licence, pay for fuel and fix anything you bend or break.

    We are not a place to have a holiday, if you coast along and don’t work you’ll be asked to leave but if you work hard we will also reward you well.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    we have 20 acres so would depend if you want to park your van miles away and join us for food/work time or remain near/ around our living space...

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    well behaved dogs would be ok. No cats.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 725588361868

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