Beautiful Hobby Farm Central Coast, Australia

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  • Last activity: 03/03/2022



 Min stay requested: 1 week or less



  • Description


    Hi ----- We are one hour and 45 min north from Sydney by train( cost $6.00 ) only -- We are located 8 min from the township of Wyong NSW
    We are a family of three , Husband Tom , Wife Ingrid and 10 yr old son Harry .
    We have a beautiful hobby farm backing onto a Forrest , We have a dog , cattle , chickens , alpaca. a couple of horses we don't ride them . and a kitten .. You are welcome to spend your time off with playing , loving our animals .
    Any work aways looking for a farm stay ? ,
    Your accommodation will be in our lovely guest cottage ( Everyone has loved it so far) old and not modern.
    All meals will be supplied --We can't cater for dietary requirements.... sorry! .
    on example of Breakfast would be ,cereal ,oats , yogurt, toast and Jams . ( you can just help yourself to the pantry)
    Morning tea example -- chia seed bowl , or a smoothie , cake or cookies
    Lunch will be something like a sandwich , Wraps , toasted sandwich .
    except if i'm working then you will have to make your own meals .
    Dinner is around 5;30 -6 pm a yummy home made meal , We would normally all sit down together to eat this meal and exchange life stories ,
    In your time off you can bush walk , brush horses , NO riding . help feed the cattle . or meet and feed our interesting emus , play with kitten . On your days off you could take a one hour bus ride to The Entrance to the Beach .cafes, Pelican feeding . or take the train to Newcastle .
    If you like to fish our dam is a fun place to catch fresh water eels .
    If you are keen I can arrange a horse ride for you {. small charge for this ) not my horse .
    we are too far to walk to town , We have a very limited bus service
    we do not have internet.
    on arrival i can collect you from the train station . and return you for your onward journey .
    Our farm has the normal Australian variety of insects , spiders , Rodents ,sorry we cant do much about it .
    No smoking please . WE DONT HAVE INTERNET
    very limited phone and internet almost non existent.
    interested in work aways that eat everything ! so no fussy eaters please .

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    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

    Our Hobby farm is so beautiful and quite it is relaxing, the view and the serenity is outstanding . We are surrounded by bush and mountains so if bush walking is your thing we can point you in the correct direction .,
    you can also try Emu feeding .--- feeding our Cattle is a fun and interesting thing to do . We have push bikes that you are welcome to use .-- Groom the horses - If you would like to spend time relaxing by the pool you are most welcome to do this . We can take you for a Quad Bike ride as well .You can try fishing in our Dam , Explore the creek , Rock climbing in the bush . If you would like to try Kayaking in the dam /pond you are welcome to try this .
    Sitting by the fire at night is a nice way to spend some time maybe roast a marshmallow or two !
    previous Work awayers have said just being on the farm experiencing the beauty , the animals and the stillness is exchange enough .

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    Information regarding help that we need -- You may find this type of help a little hard & dirty , if you have never worked outside before or if you have never actually had some sort of job , For most people the tasks are manageable . The Help needed is pulling weeds out of the soil .My 80 year mother can do it ;-)
    The weeds are pulled by hand and placed in a large bag , i will supply gardening gloves , you will need closed in shoes , the grass will be wet so shoes will also get wet . You may also will be asked to help paint the fences in a black paint . you will get paint on your clothes , So old cheap clothes that can be thrown away is advised .The help required may change if it rains ,
    Helping in the house yard garden , cleaning up garden pulling weeds . mowing lawn ,
    washing outside of house.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You would stay by yourselves or with other workaway travelers in our 3 bedroom self contained guest cottage , This cottage is old , rustic and charming however it is clean and inviting . The Beds are comfortable and the Sheets and bedding are clean and crisp. You can wake up each morning to a wonderful view of the farm .
    We will supply food for all meals , Breakfast you will prepare yourself , Lunch I will mostly prepare however if i'm time poor I will get you to prepare your own lunch . I will always make the evening meal for us all to sit down enjoy together .I just ask that after any meal you help clear and wash and dry dishes please . and put away ( no dishwasher )
    We will supply Towels for the bathroom as well as beach or pool towels .
    I will tell you when I'm washing clothes and I will wash yours as well .
    PLEASE NOTE internet is limited . phone coverage very patchy .
    After the evening meal and the kitchen is tidy . We ask that we have our privacy . You can retire to your cottage or go for a moonlight stroll ,do some star gazing on a clear night or sit by the fire or play board games that can be supplied.
    No smoking on the property/farm please .
    NOMADES welcome in vans etc .

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    time off can be spent , walking in the forest , taking a stroll on our country lane , sitting by the stunning pool . feeding cattle , grooming horses , playing with the kitten , Bush walking , push bike riding , . Feeding two friendly emus , Fishing for eels , A Quad bike ride. Bird watching , rock climbing .kayaking on the dam /pond .
    if you have a car ... we are 20 min to beach .

  • 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 have 40 acres , plenty of room ,

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week (25 hours per week)

Host ref number: 833528522986

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