Help with our puppies, dogs and gardens an hour south of Sydney



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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    We live on a beautiful farm, an hour south of Sydney. We breed dogs as a hobby, have 12 chickens for eggs and enjoyment, alpacas, extensive gardens, vegetable gardens and fruit trees.

    We provide a very comfortable and resort like stay, in return for 5 hours of volunteer help, 5 days a week.

    We provide:
    - Private and lovely accomodation
    - Food for you to make your own breakfast, lunch and snacks.
    - Dinner is cooked for you every night, it is restaurant quality vegetarian meals, and a yummy desert. We grow some vegetables ourselves and other vegetables we get from local farms. The chickens give us lots of fresh eggs daily.
    - Pool
    - Spa (hot tub)
    - Tennis court
    - Lots of animals to cuddle and interact with, including puppies, adult dogs, chickens, alpacas

    The minimum stay duration is 1 month.

    Please note- we are not a business.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You'll learn about dog and puppy breeding and care, and about gardening, both ornamental and fruit and vegetable gardening. You'll also learn about the Australian native wildlife, as we have an abundance of kangaroos, wombats, echidnas and native birds on the farm.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    One person will help with looking after our dogs and puppies. The other person will help in the gardens, including weeding, fertilising, mulching.

    The help is maximum 5 hrs a day, 5 days a week

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Your accomodation is in a cottage on the farm, this cottage is about 400 metres from our house where we live.

    You have your own bedroom with a queen sized bed and clothes storage. Shared bathroom, laundry, kitchen and living area.

    There is a fireplace, unlimited internet ,TV in each room with Netflix. The cottage has a spa (hot tub) on it’s veranda which you are very welcome to use. You’re also welcome to use our tennis court and pool. There is an undercover gym area just out side the cottage with treadmills, weights, resistance machines.

    Towels and bed linen are provided.

    The cottage has 3 bedrooms; the other two bedrooms are usually occupied by other people who are also assisting on the farm.

    The property is large with lovely gardens, fruit trees, vegetable gardens, chickens and alpacas. It’s a lovely place to spend time. If you like the peace and quiet, nature and animals, you will love it here.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Presently we are requesting that volunteers remain on the farm due to Covid. We have a young son, so are taking extra precautions to minimise the risk. There are lots of things to do here in your spare time, including:
    - Walks in the bush that surrounds the property, including to a river.
    - Using the gym
    - Swimming in the pool
    - Playing tennis
    - Playing with the dogs and puppies
    - Hanging out with the chickens and alpacas
    - Enjoying the gardens and nature

    We will also request that you undertake a Covid test prior to arrival, and receive a negative result.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have a reliable internet connection and quiet and private places to work.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Plenty of parking space for cars and vans.

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 785927147865