Come and assist on a farm in Goulburn, Australia



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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    This rural setting attracts young outdoor people wishing to experience country life in a back to basics environment. Small groups as well as families come to Goulburn to stay in home made Yurts around a farm dam. They enjoy farm activities like milking the cow, riding a horse, making a fishing rod to go fishing and many farm skills. I need people to enjoy helping with this program.

    Workaway Volunteers usually Delight in the Wide range of Experiences Gained from Living and Learning on this 1200 Acre Mixed Farm.
    Cows, Horses, Sheep, Goats, Kangaroos, Wombats, Rabbits, Echidnas, are all there to see.
    Self Sufficiency is Taught to Children's Groups About Living with Less! We have Gardens to Grow Food, Wind Generator, Solar Panels, Donkey Boiler Hot Water System, Bush Cooking, Mud Brick Making, Pizza Oven.

    Why do volunteers come here?
    They want to find out what farm life is about.
    They want to help our family of four; Mike, Judit, Ruby15yo and Tess 19yo enjoy farming, sheep, cattle, horses as well as teaching young visitors that there are better things to do in life than being on technical devices.

    Our theme is "Back to Basics" or living with less where workers participate in interests and hobbies as well as enjoying the pleasure of physical work.
    Helpers usually stay 2 weeks. They stay in a neat cottage especially kept for visitors. Food is provided and they enjoy down time, after 4 hours work ,that is, doing things such as bush walking , golf , tennis swimming, canoeing, bike riding to town, board games and relaxing.
    Helpers come as singles or doubles.

  • 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 with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    Cultural exchange experience with an opportunity to learn rural skills on an Aussie Farm, be physical, live in one of Australia's well know sheep communities and enjoy quiet time in a Yurt.

  • Help


    Help will include handling animals, sharing gardening , painting, cooking bush style , bush walking to confirm orienteering courses, preparing environmental hobbies and skills. Sharing country living with the purpose of teaching back to basics to city young people who visit the farm .

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Yurts - accommodation. Food and is provided.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Helpers in their Free Time usually enjoy Bush Walking, Canoeing, Orienteering, Wood Carving, Bush Art. As well as socialising with Farm Tourists and enjoying Home Made Music and Entertaining.
    Goulburn Town is easily accessable as it is only 20 Minutes Away.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 922797639692