Experience the best of NSW country living, Australia



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    Experience the best of country living with an active and well traveled family in one of Australia’s most beautiful farming areas. We live in a two story house on an historic property (farm) called Beggan Beggan which was built in the 1800’s. We run sheep and cattle and have a number of crops which is farmed together with my husband’s family who live on the adjoining farm.

    We have three children, Phoebe aged 13, Charlie 12 and Sybella 10. They love helping on the farm, horse riding, bike riding, running and music.

    We encourage workawayers to join in our family activities as much as they like; alternatively they are offered their own accommodation so can also retreat to their own space right beside the main house as they like.

    I work approx 3 days a week away from home so we encourage workawayers who are independent and willing to help with the children and jobs around the house and garden without supervision.

    We have recently renovated our house so replanting garden beds as well as help with general tidying up both inside and outside would be very welcome.

    Our farm is just in between Harden and Jugiong which is on the main highway between Sydney and Melbourne. It is also 1.5hours from Canberra and an hour and a half from Wagga Wagga. The Sydney to Melbourne train stops at Harden so if you don’t have your own transport, we are more than happy to pick you up or drop you off at the station.

    Our weekends are often rather social with activities including kids sport, tennis, horse riding, picnics in the paddock and dinner or lunch parties.

    Being able to ride horses would be a great benefit coming here.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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
  • Help


    We would welcome a work away traveller to come to our family farm to help with the children, gardening, being on the farm, horses and general help with light maintenance work.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Guests can choose to either have their own accommodation in a large loft area above our (National Trust) listed stables or sleep in the guest room inside the main house. The Stables are right beside the house and contain a bathroom, small kitchenette, tv and living area.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are 1 1/2 hours from Canberra. Our farm is large and has cropping, sheep and cattle (and of course lots of kangaroos and native wildlife). We are a busy family with a 'work hard, play hard' approach to life. People who are independent, proactive and willing to help with most tasks will fit in well with our family.

  • 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?

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    Hours expected

    4 to 5 hours

Host ref number: 817376298895