Volunteers welcomed to our organic dairy farm South West VIC, Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi,
    A very interesting time down under, with the Corona virus causing havoc around the world. WE can not believe how fortunate we are to live out regionally, away from the cities, in a small community, with very few cases identified. Our nearest neighbour is daisy the cow, who lives 5km down the road. Our community are very supportive farming people, who treasure this part of the world.
    So, welcome to our organic farm; Autumn is here and winter is around the corner. We are a family of four with many animals attached. Kiwi people living in South West Victoria. Home to the Grampians, close to Portland and the beaches 40mins away. We own and run an Organic Dairy Farm. We have recently added Garlic and more. This place is beautiful.

    At present, our projects are centred around diversification while creating harmony between, us the animals insects and mother nature. Some of the projects include creating new garlic beds, vege beds, building a new garage / storage living space. We are self regenerative farmers still learning keen to share info with others around the world. We would like to create a forest, need help caring for animals,working on the farm and milking cows... we are an organic dairy farm. Most importantly, adding Bee hives to our farm. Yes bees, need flowers, we need pollination on the farm, so we will encourage bees and beneficial bugs to keep our farm beautiful and alive. So many options....

    I am a Secondary Teacher and part time on the farm. Husband is always busy, and our kids keep us active. Plenty of room to park up your car or bike. We are an active family and prefer a non smoker. Closest town has multiple Gyms and an Aqautic centre. Wildlife galore, sometimes on the back doorstep. Shared living space with the family, as we would like to give our family a cultural exchange and learning from you.

    A family of many Interests, a busy family who enjoys time at the beach or hiking, we would like to have you join us on our adventure in organics, farming and living in the country,. WELCOME to WALLACEDALE, Victoria Australia.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Language...local area has local indigenous tourist sites. Local aussies they are pretty cool neighbours and I work in local high schools so if you have an interest in education. Sports galore and a train ride to Melbourne for you city lovers. In the country with many beautiful local attractions.

    So come experience a bit of New Zealand in Australia.

  • Help

    Help

    Come work with us on our Organic dairy farm. We would love to share your knowledge . Help in the Dairy milking cows...working with the horse, dogs,cats, Tractor work( good to have driving license) Gardening -we are setting up new growing spaces for more vegetables, a forest would be great. We would also welcome a keen gardener or someone interested in learning and sharing their skills. Carpentry skills would be valued, a few good fix up jobs to be taken care of. Bee keeping is a new and exciting venture for us. Permaculture, re generative farming, organic farming, come share your knowledge.

    We share in the housework, cooking duties, cleaning the house as we all live under one roof. You will be expected to clean up after yourself. Keep the kitchen tidy if used, and set and clear table, wash and dry dishes alongside the family. Oh and laudry always good to have clean clothing...

    We would love to have a person from a very different culture as this will add variety and give our family some cultural exchange.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Own big Room Queen bed. Or option of caravan outside by garage. Food always plenty. Cooking is shared...lunch your on your own. Breakfast and dinner with family. Love to learn new recipes. The house is a shared space.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are close to lots of outdoor activities. Mountain range...Water...Beaches although right now its winter...Local pubs...trains and buses can take you exploring. Our local townships are farm driven and have all the basics..movies pools and pubs. See you soon.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 4 days a week

Icelanders Pora and Alex have arrived...dinner with the whanau
Trivia night with the locals...and these two love Iceland.
Trivia night team Melting Pot came on second over all. But most importantly we won the beer and chocolates.
Welcome to the farm..beautiful green fields..and my son just got a beating in a game of Bull Rush...by a girl!!!
Pora and Alex vist local Budji Bim mountain.
Got to have the Icelandic treats before leaving.
Buster..king of the house.

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