Northern NSW, Australia - Horses, gardens, building, sun, surf and countryside



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    We live in the beautiful Northern Rivers on a 30 acre hobby farm bordered by the beautiful Rous River. We have amazing views of Springbrook Mountians. Over the years we have hosted guests many times using a different website but have heard good things about Workaway. Some of our guests have stayed for months and are now lifelong friends. We are a friendly family of 4. Our children are Levi, 13 and Malachi, 10. (Profile pic is a tad old... kids are bigger and we have a few more grey hairs). We have 17 horses and are keen for as much help as possible with the care of our 4 legged friends. Currently I am breaking in 5 youngsters and it is always helpful to have extra help as I work as a primary school teacher as well. My husband Mick works in the film industry so can be away from time to time and when he is at home he is busy converting a 1930s water tower into accomodation.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    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 are a very social and friendly family. We love entertaining and have a wide group of interesting friends you will no doubt meet. We are very outdoorsie and love going to the beach, horse riding, hiking and waterskiing. Although we work hard we make time for wine and cheese and enriching conversation. You will no doubt have a very Aussie experience with us.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    If you have experience with horses or building skills we would love to hear from you as im busy breaking in young horses and Mick is currently converting a water tower into accomodation. The type of tasks would be caring for horses, brushing, spraying and exercising. And if a skilled rider, training. General support in household tasks, vaccuming, dusting, meal prep and tidying up. Farm maintenience, fence clearing, weeding etc. In regards to the water tower conversion, general building jobs to more advanced depending on building skills. Simple ie painting, sanding or skilled as in helping Mick with constructing frames, windows etc.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a spare room with a comfortable queen size bed. Our house is a classic Queenslander cottage... An Australian form of architechure from the early 1900s.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in a beautiful valley close to some of the most beautiful beaches in Australia. Even though we are on a farm we are only 5 minutes from the quirky town of Murwillumbah with awesome cafes, cinemas and anything else you may need. We are 30mins from the Gold Coast and 45mins from Byron Bay. Our closest beach is Cabarita Beach... absolutely devine.

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    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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 857358527584