A beautiful ocean front farm needing help in Victoria, Australia

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    28/11/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    Our farm is a picturesque 120 acres family farm on the Great Ocean Road. We produce lambs, wool, and daffodils.

    The farm has lush pastures, a private waterfall, rain forrest gullies, and spectacular views for miles over nearby towns and coastline. We are members of the local Regenerative Farmers Landcare group and our farm practices are changing to meet the Landcare standards.

    It's a busy time of year and help is needed with this regenerative farming project. Located a few kms from the town of Apollo Bay it is the best of a rural working experience, beach side holiday, and a nature retreat.

    Come for a few days or stay for a week. There's plenty to do and your help would be appreciated.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    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

    A simple lifestyle with the opportunity to learn animal husbandry, regenerative farming techniques, and to interact with people at the local community market. A restorative place to stop over and enjoy an outdoor farming adventure.

  • Help

    Help

    Help is needed in early December working alongside Steve and Mary to round up and sort sheep, separate lambs for weaning and booster vax, organic worm juice fertiliser for pasture, move and stack fence posts, make fence stiles, connect water troughs and water tanks, plant the vegie garden, maintain the waterfall track, whack thistles, sort out the farm shed, and other farming activities. Please feel free to enquire with us.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A self contained cottage overlooking the ocean, with well equipped kitchen, meals area, lounge area with fireplace, satellite TV and chromecast, and big decking area. The pantry and fridge are stocked with food for breakfast lunch and dinner. Cooking and preparation can be self managed or the evening meal can be cooked by the hosts.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Helpers can explore the hidden waterfall, fern gullies, natural bush, and hillside landscape with spectacular views. Other options are walking along the beach, relaxing on the deck overlooking the ocean, and listening to the waves. Apollo Bay township has two very good pubs (hotels) usually with live music, a weekend market, a shopping strip, a fishing harbour, a public golf course, a few churches, and beautiful sandy beaches. It's about 8 kms into town so if you don't have a car the hosts are happy to drive you in and collect you when you're ready to come home. The Otway Ranges and Great Ocean Road is a beautiful part of South West Victoria.

  • 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.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    4 hours a day, 5 days a week - but flexible to suit surf, weather and sightseeing.



Host ref number: 967165757618