Become part of our sustainable, spiritual community and sanctuary in the heart of Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello! Our farm is a 500 acre property in the Hunter Valley, Australia. The focus here is to see to the welfare of our animals (cow protection) whilst establishing sustainable organic farming practices (we have few organic gardens). We have 9 dedicated lovely residents helping to maintain the farm and you can be the next one!

    The farm is based on teachings of an ancient Indian philosophy- bhakti yoga.The centre of the farm is a beautiful temple that brings many visitors. Part of our philosophy is to offer free vegetarian lunches to anyone who comes to visit us. There are also lot of fun festivals through out the year that we host. We practice love and non-violent behaviour towards any living entity here.

    Our project is looking for new positive additions to help the growth of our little community. The farm is in Millfield, (1hr west from Newcastle). Our property offers shelter to various animals with the focus being on cow protection. We have an organic garden as well as opportunities to join our building team or to learn from our kitchen staff. Amongst learning new material skill sets and contributing to the community. There is a temple based on the ancient Vedic practices of Bhakti yoga. Living here will provide opportunities to develop your spiritual knowledge and practices, but also develop practical skills.

    This farm is an amazing place where you can search for your own spirituality (we would prefer that our future volunteer would be interested in this area). It is a great place for a solo volunteer, but also a couple or group of friends. At the farm, there is always a place where you can spend some time by yourself, but there are also opportunities to socialize. We have people with different life stories and backgrounds living here and we try to accept and appreciate the uniqueness and individuality of each of them. Oursecret formula is LOVE. So, come and spread, and share love with us 🙂 .

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique / avec Internet

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    There are few things that we consider quite unique about our farm:
    - Love that we put into everything that we do here
    - Cow protection program (seeing mother cow as very precious)
    - Teachings about ancient Indian philosophy (Bhakti yoga) and applying into our daily lives on the farm (we have a temple and hold daily programs- they are not mandatory :) )
    - Workshops and common activities with volunteers: workshop about meditation, ancient Indian teachings; feeding cows together and meditating; sharing circles; kirtans (singing meditation accompanied by instruments)
    - Living in a pure and loving relationship with all living entities
    - Organic farming
    - Montly festivals

    We offer and share all this with you. You are more than welcome to participate in our temple program, attend classes if you are curious and might have some questions about spirituality :).

  • Aide

    Aide

    We would very much appreciate help in the following areas:
    (of course you would not be doing everything :). We would assign you certain activities based on your interest and skills and also what is really needed.)

    - animal welfare (feeding the animals: cows, peacocks, goats; herding the cows)
    - general maintenance (fixing a light bulb, painting, organizing the things on the farm and etc.)
    - building (our current projects: finishing a wall, building a new fridge room)
    - kitchen (chopping veggies, clean up)
    - cleaning (pathways, temple, dining hall, windows, doors, lawning and etc.)
    - organic gardening (weeding, seeding, picking, watering, maintaining the crops and etc.)
    - guest care (serving food, providing information, gift shop)
    - and many other activities that come up :)

    Our future volunteer:

    -Interested in spirituality, philosophy, meditation, and self-growth
    -Interested in farm life
    -Do 5 hours/ 5 days of service
    -Stay for minimum of 4 weeks (initial testing period is one week after which we would give you a feedback and let you know whether you can stay on or not)

    Why 4 weeks? :) We found out that two weeks or less does not allow you to fully experience the life here. Our farm has a huge spiritual aspect to it, so it takes a while to find your rhythm and also staying here longer gives you the opportunity to work on different projects. Moreover, we are a small team and we find it a bit hard to train new people all the time. We would love to have a good solid team for a month at least, so you can also develop closer relationships with the residents and also the other volunteers. just creating deeper, compassionate and loving connections :) Aaand also... Working on your spirituality takes a while to get into :)


    What do we offer in exchange for your help:

    Delicious Indian (mainly) vegetarian based food
    Accommodation- a furnished shared room (female) and furnished tents (male). If a couple (stay in a tent). You are also more than welcome to live in your van or in your own tent
    Teachings about the ancient Indian philosophy of bhakti yoga
    Temple visit (program all day long- singing, dancing, chanting meditations on beads)*
    Meet our beautiful 50 cows, 13 peacocks and 2 goats
    Teach skillset within the kitchen, building projects, animal care, general maintenance, organic farming, guest care.

    Workshops and common activities: workshop about meditation, ancient Indian teachings; feeding cows together and meditating; sharing circles; kirtans (singing meditation accompanied by instruments)

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    We offer a spacious shared room (female only), furnished tents (male only and couples) for our Workawayers. You are also more than welcome to stay in your van or have a tent pitched somewhere.
    We have shared bathrooms (female and male separate). Washing machine and washing powder is for free to use.
    There are always fresh vegetarian (mainly Indian) meals prepared for each part of the day. We offer vegan, vegetarian, gluten free options. However, you are more than welcome to cook your own food, as well.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    *We want to emphasize that this is a strictly vegetarian farm (we ask the volunteers to eat only vegetarian food while staying with us) and we dont allow any intoxicants (drugs, alcohol, cigarettes…) on the property, and as mentioned before, we practice a non-violent behaviour among each living entity.

    *The temple visits or anything connected to the temple is voluntary. It is up to you whether you want to join the classes or not 🙂 We will be just very happy to have you here with us.

    *Interesting places and walks in the area: Wollombi, Indigenous cave painting site, Hunter Valley garden, various national parks, local markets, wilderness on the property.

    *Transport and other:
    o Nearest bus stop is in Millfield or train stop in Maitland
    o If you do not have your own car, please let us know and we can arrange a transport for you. We also have a farm car if you need to go to the town.
    o Access to supermarkets and other services (15 min away by car)

    NOTE:
    - We do not provide visa invitations and also our farm is not eligible for the visa extensions (WHV)

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il aimait accueillir les digital nomads.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    You can park your campervan near to shared facilities :)

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week


N° de référence hôte : 626524949846