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We run a mixed farming enterprise just outside Dubbo. cattle sheep chooks and crops.
We have adult children and would hate to think of them stuck over the other side of the world with no safe place to go - which is why we are offering a safe place for you at this time
There is always plenty of tasks to be done. Fencing repair to new fencing, painting, gardening (we have a large garden and enjoy growing our own vegetables) maintenance, feeding livestock, tractor work,welding. stick picking, construction, home cleaning and cooking. Lots of space to enjoy and see wildlife
We have started a vegetable garden as well.. in an effort to become more self sufficient.
We are farming at the moment - so farm life is busy
We have seperate basic self contained basic donga accomodation on another property where you will be required to self cater - however groceries will be provided
Over the years we have hosted many students from all over the world - norway, japan, Italy, german, England, France - we really enjoy their company and stay in touch with most.
We have a vehicle that would be available from time to time for you to use.
We would require 5 hours per day for 5 days per week -in return for food and accommodation and internet. Majority of help would be outside in the weather.
There is no child minding required
Retirees more than welcome
If you have your van - plenty of room, power supplied
Dubbo is a large regional city and has lots to offer in our local area including the zoo, the Macquarie River, Old Dubbo Gaol, fishing, kayaking and sport.
We offer a fairly relaxed home and everyone is welcome
Please when you request send us some details about yourself and why our environment appeals to you, where have you been previously as well.
Why not come for a visit :)
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
we have adult children who live at home they are all fun and enjoy exercising, water skiing and going to the pub
we have hosted foreign students previously and we really enjoy the interaction and learn alot from them
living on a farm our volunteers will experience what it is like in australia and of course see many native animals and enjoy the outdoor appeal - Dubbo has a lovely river to explore as well
lawn mowing and weeding
repairing fences and building new ones
repairing sheds and outbuildings
cooking from time to time
house cleaning and ironing
every day can be different
we have a variety of accomodation
we have self contained dongas which offer very basic accommodation - this accomodation is away from the main house and would be great for self isolation - it is self catering
we have the dubbo zoo, macquarie river, bike riding (we have some bikes available) night life - we have a vehicle available for use from time to time as well
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week