Help around an old-style horse farm with daily chores near Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    We have a small horse farm, and lead a fairly quiet lifestyle. We run a riding school for children and adults, however you won't be involved with that side of the farm.

    We are located in a beautiful valley about 8kms south of Toowoomba, Qld, (120,000 population) but there is no public transportation to get here. We provide a space to park a car or a camper van.

    The city of Toowoomba is renowned for its gardens and trees, and good weather. It does get cold in winter, and hot in summer, but mostly the weather is quite nice.

    We are located only 1km from Preston Peak Winery, and the National Trail (great hiking and biking) is also very close.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Art Projects

  • 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

    A friendly Aussie home, with horses! We often spend the mornings on the farm, and then relax in the afternoons with a beer around the firepit. Helpers will have the opportunity to learn to ride a horse if they wish.

    I am also a qualified TESOL teacher, and enjoy explaining the intricacies of the English language. My partner suffers a disease that renders him quite deaf, so speaking clearly and slowly is necessary in order that he can lip read.

  • Help


    Basic gardening and maintenance, some house cleaning, some fence painting, clearing brush, some basic building projects. If you are familiar with building, plumbing, electrical help, please come! :) Probably about 3-4 hours per day of help.

    If you are artistic, we would also love any sculptural art installations to be constructed on the property.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You have the exclusive use of a shed with 4 beds, and a small kitchen. Toilet and basic shower in adjacent shed. Full (newly renovated) private bathroom in house is also available for your exclusive use. Firepit, country gardens, lots of good walking trails. Payment for food provisions included, but do your own meal preparation and cooking. NO SMOKING OR DRUGS!!

    Another help we would need is to fully line the accommodation shed (mainly a ceiling) and help on the bathroom in the adjacent shed.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are quiet people who love our country lifestyle, and are happy to include others. Only 8kms from shopping centre, lots of walking trails, possibility of horse riding if you are competent.

    Toowoomba has many pubs and clubs, beautiful gardens, theatres, and a University. Your own transport would be preferred, however we can arrange transport into Toowoomba once a week or so.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 766727154643