Join us on our idyllic property helping to care for our rescued animals in the gorgeous Perth hills, Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    Workawayers wanted January

    We are a friendly couple living our dream on our farm in the Perth hills. It's wonderfully peaceful here. We have echidnas and parrots on our block (galahs, red and white-tailed black cockatoos, splendid fairy wrens and honey-eaters). We drink rain water and heat our water with solar or wood. We grow jujubes in a 80m by 30m netted orchard. One of us works the block, the other works at a University in Perth, so we'd love some help around the farm. You'd be sharing our home. It's a passive solar (so built East to West) tin-roofed, single-story brick house, with verandahs and a massive wooden deck.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    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

    We would be delighted to host people from other countries and are happy to teach them different skills, including how to look after a bush block. At times, we also soft-release wildlife from our local animal hospital and you would be able to help care for them. The area where we live is lovely: brown and sunburnt in summer and green and lush in winter. It's in the hills above Perth, close to the Sir John Forrest and Wandoo National Parks, and to Lake Leschuenaltia (summer swimming). Perth CBD is an hour away, and the beaches of Perth, Fremantle and beyond are just a little further. From Perth, you can take the ferry to Rottnest Island, swim with dolphins, and visit little penguins.

  • Help

    Help

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    We are looking for help with the day to day care of our dog and many chickens and with other general property tasks, such as burning off and chopping or stacking wood. Our property includes a vegetable garden and a wide range of fruit trees. You must be comfortable around dogs - we have 1 rescued from the local pound. We sometimes agist horses in our paddocks. We prefer two workawayers at a time. This is a no smoking property.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    In return for some general work on the property we can offer a separate bedroom, separate bathroom, large, shared kitchen, dining and lounge area, food and WiFI. Lunch and breakfast are a help-yourself-style from food/ingredients we will provide. Generally, we would eat supper together. You'd be welcome to cook too (we have a wood-fired Rayburn for cooking in the winter, a separate gas oven, Thermomix, and an enormous, outdoor BBQ with a rotisserie). One of us is FODMAP intolerant (no gluten, garlic, onions or apples), the other eats everything, and we both eat meat, fish and vegetarian foods. So, if you have food intolerances, let us know as we can probably manage that. We have an enormous, shaded deck (8m by 8m) with a massive hammock and outdoor furniture. The perfect place to while away your downtime.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are situated 4km from Gidgegannup townsite, 20km from Midland (nearest station), 30km to Perth airport and 45km Perth City Centre. Would suit people with their own transport, or those who are happy to be with us for the majority of their visit, as there is no public transport. For those without transport, one of us is happy to give them a lift to the station in the morning and pick up on the way home from work.

  • 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

    Wifi is available, albeit can be patchy. One of us works at home one day a week and the wifi works for that.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have space for a camper and on our driveway or, if it's large, in the paddock

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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