Come help on our family farm on the Fraser Coast, Australia



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We are married and have lived at this address for 23 years and have made it a beautiful resort style property. We started our Hydroponic Farm 3 years ago. We have three older children, 2 live out of home and our Son is home from work every two weeks.

    Workaway was brought to us by our eldest daughter and her husband who used the website and loved the cultural experiences while travelling in Asia.

    We share the farm with two Geese, Adam and Steve; two dogs, Rascal and Digger, King Parrots, Kangaroos, a Pig, Chickens and Cows. Our children nickname it the funny farm.

    We hope to offer a true Australian experience, we are happy to teach everything we know about hydroponic farming and the looking after the farm animals I work part time in Hervey Bay and my Husband is on the farm everyday.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    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

    learn about Horticultural Hydroponic farming , how vegetable grow , experience nature .
    Fishing and crabbing techniques on the river
    learn about and experience Animal Care
    What's involved in the running of a farm

  • Help


    General maintenance + Odd farm jobs
    General house keeping

    We would prefer couples or people travelling together
    Non smokers only
    We can cater to vegetarians/vegans

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Private Room with queen bed + bathroom. Separate Queen Beds if not sharing. Large theatre room, pool table, outdoor bar and swimming pool. Food for three meals per day is included however joint cooking effort is required as I work and am not the best cook. Resort style living on a 60acre property.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Many activities available on the property, kayaking on the Burrum River, fishing + bike riding, or relaxing by the pool reading a book.

    The town Howard is 5 minutes drive (4km) away from the property with everything needed including supermarket, bottle shop, pub, bakery, restaurant and pharmacy. Bus and Train services to Brisbane, Bundaberg and Hervey Bay also run daily from Howard.

    Fraser Island barge access is 40minutes drive away. The island is Famous for 4WD, camping and beautiful lakes.
    Hervey Bay is 30minutes drive away and has an abundance of cafes, larger shopping malls and whale watching (Starting August-Nov). The property is on the Burrum River and there are small beachside towns including Burrum Heads and Toogoom 20minutes away.

    Bikes are available to get to Howard + Deliveries for Farm happen throughout the week to Hervey Bay and we'd be happy to give you a lift on the way.

  • 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 hours a day, 5 days week

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