Help us with building, permaculture and organic garden projects and enjoy the natural surroundings near Stanthorpe, Australia



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  • Description


    Our home is nestled on a 40 acres block in the granite belt region , queensland , approximately 2,5 hours from brisbane
    We live in a rural set up only 10 min away from town , which is stanthorpe.
    The region is well known for fruit and vegetables picking , vineyards and beautiful national parks like Girraween , Boonoo Boonoo , Bald rock national parks
    We are a couple in our 50's and living each in our own house
    My name is Lionel ,I am a chef by trade and owned a catering business for the last 15 years and recently retired form the job with the idea to start a new life on the farm and grown veggies and medicinal herbs for a healthy sustainable future
    My cultural background originated from a farmer and catering family , growing up in a small village in the south of France where life revolve around food and socialising ; nothing much have changed only the location!!!
    I cook all sort of world food and can adapt to various dietary requirements ; there is a wood fire oven being used weekly for pizza and bread baking, yummm!!!
    Also, I love to ride mountain bike as part of my daylight exercise and yoga /meditation to unwind
    karen is a professional photographer and keen horse rider ; She grew up in Antwerp , Belgium , where she studied a bachelor of graphic designer.
    I have recently renovated my house and I can host 2 couples or 2 single men . You would be staying in a very comfortable house with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
    Karen has got a self contained caravan sitting next to her house and she could host a couple or a single person during the summer months as it is too cold during the winter.
    we will provide meals and eat together most of the time as part of our cultural exchange although breakfast could be eaten at separate times due to my farming schedule
    we are asking to the guest to help us participating in the communal effort of meal preparations and general house cleaning.
    We are looking for active and enthusiastic crew to help on finishing my house renovations and our project is to develop the land into a small garden produce market and medicinal herbs to feed ourselves well and sell the leftovers to local farmers market.
    We would welcome skills such as farming, carpentry, tilling and general maintenance for the farm
    The right applicant would be asked to help 4 hours for their stay and I would happily pay hourly wage for the extra work they are willing to do ; The rates would be agreed according to their skills .
    In short, we hope to attract likeminded young people, who appreciate nature , good food and a big heart for animals.
    looking forward meeting you
    A bientôt

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    As we speak french at home , you are welcome to ask us anything about our language, culture and food and I will be happy to show my cooking skills and karen could share her extensive riding knowledge , though, to good horse rider only !!!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We are looking for young crew with building knowledge such as tilling to finish my external wall made of stacked stone , some carpentry/joining skills for some shelves inside my kitchen and any kind of organic/ permaculture /irrigation experience for the garden expansion.
    There are plenty of tasks around for the right applicants and I would pay a hourly rate for the extra work provided.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner
    Italian: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    my house is newly renovated with full comfort , heated floor , hot water solar/ electrical , 2 large sunny bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
    and sharing meals around a table is part of our daily life with an exemption for the breakfast as I wake up very early .
    we would appreciate that the task around cooking and cleaning be shared

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    we live in a beautiful nature surrounding and your own car would be convenient for your own freedom to wander around in your free time or to go shopping in town.
    I have spent the last 5 years renovating with young french skilled working holiday visa holder and we had lots of fun interacting and working together and I am looking for the same experience again.
    It is necessary to hold a current valid personal health insurance to cover their stay.

  • 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 a satellite nbn connection that is fairly reliable in my house and a good download capacity so pretty ok to use it and karen also has got a nbn broadband connection

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    plenty of space and spots to park a van, motorhome around the property

  • 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: 911628785791