Learn about aquaponics on our little hobby farm near Toowoomba, Australia

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Australia

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    10/01/2021

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are busy family of 4 on a little hobby farm in Murphys Creek. Myself (Rebecca),husband and two boys, 5 & 6 who are both at school. Toowoomba is the largest inland regional city in Australia and is an easy 20min drive.
    We have 40 acres with a Jersey cow for milk, chickens for eggs, sheep to cuddle, a large St Bernard and Alaskan Malamute to play with, open top treehouse to star gaze at night and a decent pub just down the road.

    Our boys will no doubt want you to play on the trampoline and have nurf gun battles every day. If you don’t enjoy children or animals, this is not the place for you.

    I have a good size aquaponics setup in a greenhouse that I need help looking after.
    I recently started a full time job and unfortunately I’m struggling to keep up.
    We are looking for people who are keen to learn aquaponics and how to maintain a healthy system or someone who has a sound knowledge already.
    You must love animals, especially dogs and be a social person.

    We would require you to do odd jobs around the farm such as gardening, tidying and feeding animals. Also helping with every day general tidying/cleaning of the house would be amazing.

    We need you to be open to learning how to milk the cow with a machine, as this would be your task in the afternoons :)


    We love food and to cook. If you like to/can cook, that would be a bonus for our tastebuds 😃

    You must be a non smoker and have excellent hygiene standards.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Gardening
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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

    You will learn how to grow and maintain delicious organic vegetables using aquaponics.

    We are a fun and active family and keen to meet new people and welcome you into our home.

  • Help

    Help

    I have a good size aquaponics setup in a greenhouse that I desperately need help looking after.
    We are looking for people who are keen to learn aquaponics and how to maintain a healthy system or someone who has a sound knowledge already. Either way, I will teach and guide you into best practices.

    We would also require you to do odd jobs around the farm such as gardening, tidying and feeding animals. Also helping with every day general tidying/cleaning of the house would be amazing.

  • 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.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    New modern, 4 bed farm house.

    You will have your own room with queen bed. Shared bathroom with children but own toilet.
    I love to cook. We eat dinner together, as a family, around 6pm each night.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are a 20min drive outside of Toowoomba in a place called Murphys Creek. With this in mind, having your own transport is a must, unless you are content with staying on the property.
    There is a pub which do tasty meals just 2 mins drive away.

    Toowoomba has many parks and gardens to explore, hiking destinations nearby and great shopping, food and nightlife.
    We are an hour and half drive from Brisbane and 2hrs from the Sunshine Coast or Gold Coast.

  • 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 wifi

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a 40 acre property, so plenty of space

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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