Help out on an old farm, 250 acres of paradise in Nannup, Australia.



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    I got over excited and bought an old farm just outside a small town called Nannup in the south west of Western Australia.

    The property is 250 acres with lots of natural bush, semi cleared areas, creeks, winter springs, endless views from the top of the hill and a small stone and mud cottage that I'm currently restoring.

    I'm 37 and done a lot of different things including property renovations, investing, firefighting and filmmaking.

    There's lots of ideas I have for the property, the main plan is to turn it into an artist retreat as well as wanting to grow fruit and vegetables following permaculture principles.

    The property is completely off grid with all water collected rainwater, solar power with battery storage and a composting toilet.

    For visitors there is a glamping tent and I'm currently finishing off a small A frame cabin.

  • 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

  • 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'll get to experience what its like to live and work on a farm before it becomes a farm, Nannup is a great little Australian town, which is in the centre of the southwest.

    You'll also learn a range of skills including rehabilitating the natural environment, renovating/building, permaculture, using power tool and machinery etc.

  • Help


    At the moment the property is a blank canvas, there's an almost endless list of things that can be done. I wake up each morning and decide over breakfast what I'll do for the rest of the day based on what I feel like.

    You can do the same thing. Want to extend the vegetable patch? Go for it! Feel like removing blackberries? You can do that! Renovating the cottage, making a plan for how the orchard should look, building a shed or a small A frame studio, fixing the roads or firebreaks with the tractor, making paths? It's all there to be done! You might have a really cool idea that I haven't thought of yet, as long as I like it, go nuts!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    There is a 'Glamping' tent setup for workaways with full size queen bed in it and I'm currently finishing off a little A frame hut.

    There is a great outdoor shower that I built out of an old water tank, it has hot water and a great view. Mobile phone reception is at the top of the hill.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Nannup is about 45 minutes to Busselton and Bunbury, an hour to Margaret River and three hours to Perth.

    The South West is full of tourists attractions like wineries, whale watching (when the season is right) swimming with dolphins, surfing, bushwalking etc.

  • 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 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 972319826594