Animal and bush loving folk required... Looking for a keen positive person to help me maintain my farm and animals in the tropics of Queensland, Australia



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    I am a mature owner of a business plus I also have a farm with horses, pigs and cattle to look after. I live and drive between my two properties. One out of the small township of Cooktown in the rainforest and one is the ex riding stables near town. The farm in the bush is quaint and rustic. The stables are near a huge river and where I have miles of horse riding trails. I also have access to a small town cottage near the Main Street where I have free wifi. . I look after my animals on all of these properties, but live at the farm. The farm is totally off grid at the edge of a rain forest. I am still setting up my solar system so until then we use candles and have limited cell service. But we do have a camp fire, cook on a wood stove and can see a million stars while listening to the rain forest night sounds.
    You must tell me your eating preferences.
    Other than that I have been told I am a lovely host, a fab cook and I have beautiful horses.
    Looking forward to welcoming you in my piece of paradise.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I am patient with limited English speaking volunteers and I am willing to help people learn good English.
    I can also teach visitors about the different plants and weeds in Australian pasture paddocks and the value of feed and which hard feed is the most beneficial for Australian farm livestock.

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    A mornings work, either helping maintain my house or helping me feed and care for my farm animals. If you are experienced with horses I would love a hand training my young horses.
    You must love all animals including chickens, dogs, pigs, cattle and obviously horses.

    My farm is off grid with a wood stove for cooking. So wood needs to be collected as well as my farm animals need feeding.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    Your own cabin bedroom near the main house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Cooktown is a place of natural beauty. It's full of old buildings, surrounded by beaches and there are miles of walking tracks to explore. If you're a horse rider there are horses to ride through the pristine bush and along side a giant river with crocodiles. I have 5 dogs, mostly rescue dogs that love cuddles, being bathed and brushed, especially after being taken for a walk down our beach, a short distance away.
    I have free wifi for your internet access in the house in town which we can go too 30 km away when in town.
    It would be great for you if you have your own car so you could explore so ma y of our local attractions.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum a few hours a day, 4-5 days a week depending on season.

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