Come spend time on our garlic and veggie farm! - Preston, NW Tasmania

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Australia

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    I know we don't have many reviews, but we are currently active and looking for fun helpers!

    Our farm is in Preston, about 20 minutes inland from Ulverstone in NW Tasmania. We run a market garden, and sell our produce at the Cradle Coast Farmers Market in Ulverstone, every weekend. We also have a large garlic farm, and we are currently harvesting our garlic!

    We are not certified organic, biodynamic or permaculture, however we do love lots of their ideas and principles and mix them with science, practicality and precision farming methods to create a system with soil health being a primary objective.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    We love having people from all around the world come and stay with us. We enjoy getting to know people from other cultures, our favourite activity being that everyone shares a traditional meal from their own country. In return you get a real and up close look at our local community. We make sure you are included in local parties and festivals, and family events.

  • 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

    Help

    The main tasks will be planting, picking and packing vegetables for the local farmers markets and packing garlic for sale. There will also be the opportunity to attend the farmers markets and help sell to the local community.

    Everyone pitches in to help with general upkeep of the property, cleaning and cooking meals.

    We always have building and renovation jobs on the go for people who are interested.

    The list of opportunities to help will vary depending on your interests and skill level, but could range from making beer, berry picking, tree planting, painting, sawmilling and pruning.

  • Languages spoken

    Japanese: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The farm is centred around the the old Preston Primary School. We live in the classrooms of the old school and have a large rambling house with a number of outbuildings. There is lots of space, with 3 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, and 2 lounge areas with fireplaces. We have a number of different room options, including some double rooms. Where you sleep will usually depend on availability when you arrive. You will have access to a separate bathroom and kitchen facilities and lounge area and we share a laundry.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are lots of interesting and fun activities to do on your day off and in free time during the week, including caves, canyons, waterfalls, river swimming and other tourist activities.

    The closest town is 20 minutes away, and we go there regularly, and can arrange for you to do any shopping that you need to do. We have vehicles available for use on days off.

    Preferably long term stay (minimum 2 weeks), no smoking in the property.

    Get in touch if you have any questions.

    We would love you to be part of our fun crew!!

  • 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 can probably fit your vehicle, but it will be case by case basis depending on what else is going on

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Case by case basis

  • 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

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