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Right now we are needing farm help with general maintenence and the opportunity to get involved in the care of broodmares and their foals- even the chance to watch foalings! Would prefer 2 workawayers at a time. There are just the 2 of us (Neil and Debra -late 50's), Debra's elderly father and 5 dogs (2 small, 1 medium and 2 VERY BIG- they are all friendly, not aggressive but do like to be greeted and fussed). We have a 30 hectare stud farm in the Perch National Park (lots of walks/cycling tracks if you have a bike and swimming lakes). We have an employee who helps with the horses and we work full time on the stud. We are about 5km from a village with very good amenities - bars, supermarkets, banks, bakers, butchers, tabac, garages, library and inland beach. Ideal for people wanting peace and quiet, beautiful scenery (perhaps painting?) animal lover but not too far from civilisation! We can offer a private en-suite bedroom. This is non-smoking house but you welcome to smoke outside. We breed horses but there is no riding here. During the summer, we like to relax as our winters are very physically demanding. We enjoy cooking a wide variety of dishes and special diets can be catered for. WIFI and Britsh TV. There is always something going on and Neil would appreciate a spare pair of hands! Lawn mowing (ride-on mower), light gardening (we are making a minimum maintenance garden) and help with housework is appreciated in the summer. A general alrounder with a GSH and ability to be independant would be great - we are not asking for experts and happy to teach whatever we've learned over the years. We both speak reasonable French and happy to teach English. All work is planned around the weather; for example, we won't ask for gardening when the ground is dry/drought conditions. We are flexible but will expect guests to respect our routine. Finally, our farm is our livelyhood and comes first in all situations - if we have a sick animal, that will take priority over dinner!
Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizajeCompañía para ancianosJardineríaProyectos de construcción y bricolajeCuidado de animalesAyuda en una granjaAyuda domésticaMantenimiento general
Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje
We really enjoy food/cooking and have a wide repertoire - happy to teach some cooking and English language. Neil is happy to teach DIY. Lots of horse/dog opportunties (not riding). We are a British family but have hosted a wide range of people eg, Taiwan, French, American, Belgian, Japanese, Spanish. When our son was younger, for many years we also hosted French children who wanted to learn English.
Friendly personality. Ride-on mower/strimmer. Animal lover. Light gardening. Horse handling but this is not essential. Can use a hammer. DIY- maintenance. Willing to teach but must be motivated/interested.
private en-suite bedroom, all meals provided (continental breakfast, sandwich/soup/fruit lunch and cooked evening meal). Shared lounge with TV and lovely garden to sit in- weather permitting!
walking/cycling - we have one bike that can be borrowed. Bus is available about a 2 km walk. Historic towns a bus ride away. This is a very quiet, rural setting so no good for those wanting a nightlife! No smoking in house. We don't really have house rules but would expect a considerate guest.
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Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas
we have lots of space for motorhomes or even tents.
¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week