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Séjour min. souhaité : Au moins deux semaines
Due to health issues my requirements have change. My husband has now moved into permanent care I have a 30 acre hobby farm. We have horses, a friendly German Shepherd dog, budgerigars and many cats, chickens,
We are in the Murraylands of South Australia, 100km NE of Adelaide and 85 kms Murray Bridge. Mannum on the River Murray is 45kms We hae Wi-fi access.
Before my retirement I worked in the Education Department as a Finance Officer. For 20 years I was a Girl Guide leader and enjoyed taking the girls hiking, camping and teaching bush craft and finding bush-food. I also took electives in the local school for orienteering, setting challenging courses in the Conservation Park opposite our door. My husband was a volunteer park ranger for many years as well as playing lawn bowls. Some of our animals are rescues, they have been saved from intolerable situations and have responded well to the love and attention we give them. We have raised many orphan kangaroos over the years.
Our many animals include Arabian horses, a German Shepherd dogs, cats. chickens. milking goats.
We have had helpers for about 5 years now and many staying from 3 weeks to 8 months. Currently I have a single father with a 12 yo daughter helping out but still need help occassionally for the bigger jobs. References are available
We like volunteers who are real animal lovers, enjoy the out doors and willing to tackle new things. Life is never boring lots of fun. Would like that helpers are willing to stay minimum of 2 weeks.
Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendreJardinageBricolage et projets de constructionCompagnie pour pers. âgéeEntretien généralCuisine/repas pour la familleAide dans une fermeAide à la maisonS’occuper des animauxAide informatique / avec Internet
Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre
Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre
To appreciate the distance between towns in Australia, we travel fortnightly to a large rural centre for shopping, When needed we use a smaller centre 45km away.
We are opposite a National Park with kangaroos, wombats, echnidas and sometimes emus, a great place to explore in the evenings. Many lovely walking areas, outstanding sunsets .Walking in the national park opposite our gate, you will come across kangaroos, echidnas, wombats and sometimes emus. There are numerous birds to observe..
We use the aboriginal way to telling the weather, the ants and kookaburras let us know when it is going to rain.
When in season use bush tucker in our salads, and making stinging nettle soup. Fresh stinging nettles taste like spinach but a lot more healthier.
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We would appreciate help with feedings the animals, some gardening and outside maintence, as well as some housework Just like to have people here when we need a extra hand.
to have solid shoes for safety sake.
Accommodation is provide in the house old but comfortable. We supply 3 meals per day, helpers need to supply their own extra dietary needs, snacks, e.g. FRUIT, chips, soft drinks. A sleeping bag would be desirable.
If you wish we have an area suitable for caravan/van/tent with electricity and water if you wish to be independent.
We supply breakfast, lunch and evening meal. Any extra dietary needs like vegetarian or If you require snacks you need to bring your own.
We are in an rural area so must be prepared for the peace and quiet. In the evenings and inclement weather we spend a lot of time in living room watching TV or DVD's,
We go fortnightly shop in Murray Bridge 90km away and the off week we go to Mannum both are on the River Murray
The Cambrai Library is 8km away and they supply books, DVD's and have wifi.
Previous helpers have enjoyed the peace and quiet and appreciate the chance to just chill out after continuous travelling and able to do their own thing - read, draw, photography, walking/exercising, Riding if experience, grooming horses and playing with the cats.
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?
Nombre d'heures attendues
Maximum 3-5 hours a day, 5 days a week, 2 hours day week-ends feeding animals only.
Lesley was a great
Thank you for all!
Lesley was a great
Thank you for all!
Jan’s quiet, thoughtful personality made it a pleasure to have him in the house.
During this time I found Jan to be honest, reliable and willing to take on any chore assigned to him.
Jan was very reliable in following a routine in feeding and generally
During her time with us I found Desiree to be honest, reliable and willing to take responsibly on any job given to her.
I found her to be very self motivated and sensibly carry out the duties assigned to her