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Come and enjoy some farm life, just out of Dubbo, Australia

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  • Last activity: 11 Jan 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    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 :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    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 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

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    lawn mowing and weeding
    burr chipping
    repairing fences and building new ones
    spraying weeds
    repairing sheds and outbuildings
    feeding animals
    cooking from time to time
    house cleaning and ironing

    every day can be different

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    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

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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

  • 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?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 869286562527