Beautiful property in Hunter Valley, Australia

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Australia

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a husband and wife team running beef cattle and sheep for wool and meat on our 1250 ha working farm . Our son, his partner and two boys (aged 2 and 3) also live part-time on the property.

    Our farm is situated 20 km north of Cassilis village which is located in the Hunter Valley between Merriwa and Coolah, or 110km north west of Mudgee. We are geographically fairly isolated, however the scenery is very beautiful.

    We are looking for Workawayers who are interested in leaving the beaten track to learn about rural life on a working farm in Australia. You will not be expected to work on farm related activities in exchange for your food and accommodation, however we are willing to help you develop skills relating to beef cattle and sheep management if you would like to participate in those activities while staying on our farm.

    The terrain is hilly to steep, with two creeks running through the property. The farm is vegetated with natural pastures and bush-land areas.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    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

    For many years we have enjoyed having backpackers from a wide range of cultural backgrounds come and stay on our farm. Quite a number of them return, or stay for a lot longer than they anticipated. If you are looking for a real Aussie farm experience off the beaten track, away from the usual tourist route, this is it! You will learn about our way of life while developing new skills and we like to learn from you too.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    Help includes looking after the vegetable garden and general maintenance of the house area., Daily care of working dogs, hens and horses. We are doing up a small cottage, so handyman skills would be helpful.

    We are looking for helpers who are reliable, self motivated, enthusiastic, and willing to work unsupervised on some days.

    Minimum stay is generally 2 weeks, longer stays may be negotiated after initial the 2 weeks if there is suitable work available and it suits both parties.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation is either our home, with your own bedroom and bathroom facilities, or independently in cottage that is currently being upgraded. All food is provided, and special dietary requirements are catered for if necessary. Help with meal preparation, washing up, cleaning your bathroom etc is expected if you choose to live in the family home.

    Mobile reception is variable, depending on carrier and phone type, so if you want to use your mobile phone, make sure you have a carrier that works in regional areas eg Telstra or Optus. Our home internet operates through satellite with limited data, so is not available for entertainment.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Bush walking, bird watching, swimming, cycling, and horse riding for experienced riders are some of the recreational activities available. There is an abundant variety of flora and fauna.

    Participation in the local community events like rodeo, agricultural show and campdraft will give you a taste of some real Aussie experiences.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Pets must be restrained at night and when absent from farm.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours per day, 5 days a week











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