Learn about and help us gain greater self-sufficiency on your family farm in Mendooran, Australia



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    Our three generation family run a 5500 acre merino wool farm, with sheep, cattle, dogs, bees and chooks. We are in the establishment phase of our permaculture garden and food forest but are aiming to produce most of our own food in the future. use holistic management and free choice lick with livestock.I have a great interest in regenerative farming practices, including, cover crops, green manure, zero till farming, erosion control using filter dams and zuni bowls, silvopasture, agroforestry, building farm diversity.

    We are always learning more and hope to find a person who wants to grow with us for a while! Our goal is greater self-sufficiency with less work and more fun.

    We eat meat but do cater for vegetarians. Accommodation either in main house or the separate shack. We have a well-stocked library, nearby national parks to explore (the beautiful Warrumbungle Mountains) and thousands of acres to roam and explore as you like.We hope to hear from you soon!

    Current projects on farm are renewing fences, renovating 105 year old weatherboard house(including Restumping and reroofing), building filter dams in gullies. If we find time we have numerous other building projects to attack, including milling timber, walipini(pit greenhouse), shack extension, building trellis on house, woolshed extension, etc.

    Possible daily tasks you may help with are, feeding livestock, working on vege garden, planting fruit trees, compost making, cooking, shifting livestock, general farm maintenance etc.

    Also to add to farm work I have two daughters Rosie 3 and Bonnie 5 Years. So if you are more interested in au pair/ nanny work, I would appreciate the help. Possible tasks would be pick up and drop off to preschool bus, getting ready for preschool, helping supervise girls whilst doing work on farm, supervising them around house whist we are not around.

    We hope to hear from you soon.
    Cheers Will

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    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

    We can share our knowledge of what we have learnt in the hope that use may use it or share with someone who may use it and hope to learn new things from you

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We can cater for a large range of skills and learning experiences.
    some skills/education that we can provide for are
    large scale farming experience(working towards organics)
    building construction/renovations
    permaculture skills both large and small scale
    machinery operation
    sawmill operations
    timber cutting
    help with my daughters

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation can be in the main house or seperate helpers quarters.
    helpers quarters has its own kitchen, but we prefer to have communal meals most of the time

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    40km from Warrumbungle National park.
    20km from local village (Tooraweenah)
    150km from Mudgee wine region

  • 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 mobile internet service. It is not the best, but enough for most of our needs. We have an office with computer and also if you have your own and want your own space, the workers quarters has enough space to do so

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Have plenty of space. Can park anywhere on property if wanted. We have an outside shower and toilet near the house, self contained shower and toilet near workshop, access to bore water on most of property if wanting to camp away from buildings.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Yes, we have several dogs. ours are mostly social with other dogs. Our dogs are mainly work dogs and stay outside, but if your dog is house trained we are happy to have them inside Our dogs do chase cats, so would be alright as long as cats stay inside.

  • 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

Host ref number: 823589628356