The real Aussie outback with fantastic hosts in Bourke, Australia



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  • Description


    My partner and I would like to invite travellers to stay with us at our farm in the far West of NSW in the town Bourke 800km west of Sydney.
    We have taken over the family farm which has been in the family for 3 generations and is 190 acres. Our small property is mixed farming, We have sheep, cattle, calves, chickens, dogs and goats. We also have a free flying pet Magpie- Womba.
    We are very relaxed, extremely hospitable couple- our home is your home!
    We are looking for up to 2 people to help out with gardening tasks (developing a sustainable garden) and help with cooking, cleaning on our property.

    no work undertaken will be related to our business- which is electrical contracting.
    The crop growing is for our animals as is the mustering I mentioned.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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 could have the opportunity to have lessons to fly a gyrocopter or use various machines on the farm, if you desired. (Ride motor bikes, weld, learn about mob animals- sheep, cattle & goats).
    Practise and be given help with your English.
    Be apart of a real Australian outback experience - although still close to shops & amenities and a lovely friendly community.
    If you are interested in coming here please email us with some information about yourself and your trip.
    -Also tell us of your skills and experience. Any allergies you have.
    -Please tell us when you would like to visit and for about how long.
    -Please have a completed workaway profile including photo, Its nice to know your a real person :)
    -If your someone who will look at their mobile phone all day with your Ipod in your ears this is not the experience for you.........just saying :)

    We are very flexible with people who come here as long as your prepared to help out. If your an Honest, Trustworthy and Reliable person who will put effort and care into your work, I am sure you would love it here and we would love to meet you.

    We work year round, and welcome visitors anytime. Happy to have short, long, multiple and last minute stays just get in touch and we will go from there.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Your tasks will be varied and mostly involves helping us with daily tasks.

    Specific tasks Includes:

    - helping in the kitchen, Cleaning and Cooking
    - Washing
    - Digging and weeding in the gardens, planting trees and putting mulch out

    Workaways must be:

    - Physically fit and healthy, no disabilities.
    - Able to Cook for up to 8 people
    - Able to drive a manual car.
    - People with allergies need to consider they will be outdoors and we have pet dogs.
    - You will need good strong enclosed boots without laces and appropriate clothing, Hat and sunscreen.

    General task's on a farm which would included helping with;

    - Gardening & DIY and building projects for the garden eg raised timber garden beds
    - Animal Care
    - Farmstay help
    - Creating/ Cooking family meals
    - Help around the house
    - General Maintenance

    We live on the Darling River where fishing, swimming and water skiing is how we like to relax from time to time. You can fish for yabbie's and be taken on Gyrocopter rides.

  • 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.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We offer a neat & tidy bedroom with queen bed in a 100 year old farm house.
    Very comfortable with its own access, a side verandah, air-conditioning & TV.
    You would share the house with Jess & Ross (a relaxed, friendly couple).
    There is always plenty of wonderful food and beer provided.
    3 meals cooked & provided per day and snacks - you wont go hungry. A variety of dishes are prepared from all over the world, usually with meat or fish daily.

    A four-wheel drive & campervan could be provided for short weekend trips to explore the incredible surrounding area.

    We don't mind smokers smoking outside.
    There is public transport into Bourke a few times a week- connections can be made easily from Sydney.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Check out the many places to visit and see around BOURKE NSW 2840.
    Louth, Gundabooka, Mt. Oxley, Hungerford, Wanaaring, Tibooburra.....

  • 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

    I have a decent unlimited WIFI internet connection - and an office that can be utilised if more comfortable.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Plenty of room to park and if in a if a van we can easily hook you up to power and water close to the house.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    No pets I'm sorry.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 915749912726