My wife and I run a small organic farm near Ravenshoe on the Atherton Tablelands (2 hours from Cairns). We make hay and grow various fruit trees. We grow a vegetable garden, run free range chickens and have one dog - a Jack Russell that adores company.
The farm itself is in the middle of set up stage and we hope to be fully operational in about 18 months with Fruit Trees, Dorper Sheep, Poultry, Beef and other, so as you can see we are rather busy and will require some help from time to time.
Help around the house
Help required will be weeding and mulching the vines and tamarillo's, some pruning, helping with hay making, feeding animals, gardening and general farm work. The above work mentioned will all depend what part of the year cycle we are into.
Accommodation is separate downstairs rooms, with TV and area for making tea/coffee and preparing breakfast and lunch.
Our farm backs onto a state forest park with trails for bike riding and walking with a stream that contains waterfalls and swimming holes. Our farm itself has a stream with a dam containing a colonies of platypus.
Ravenshoe is a our closest town (about 10 km from our farm), it has 2 small supermarkets, 2 hotels, cafe, fuel stations various other shops and a fantastic Visitors Centre. There are local markets in the surrounding towns on weekends.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
5 hours a day for accommodation and food