Experience life on a farm and help out in the garden, or with our retro trailer project, in Nungurner, Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    Spend some time with our family on a farm in eastern Victoria, in the beautiful Gippsland Lakes region.

    We don't mind if you come as an individual or couple to enjoy a stay with us including all meals and accommodation - you get your own self contained accommodation!

    We have three young children (11, 9, 7) so there is plenty of interacting with them - and they are fun! The farm is a lovely old beef farm in eastern Victoria, about 3.5 hours drive from Melbourne.

    On the farm we currently have cows, sheep, goats, ducks and some chickens. It's a lovely place to live and also keeps us very busy alongside our other work commitments. Our Workaway volunteers help us keep on top of things around the house, farm and in the garden, whilst enjoying a taste of Aussie family life, in the country.

    We've lots of different things you can learn and help out with (the reality of living on a farm is you never really catch up!). We'll help you settle in and become familiar with the tasks and/or tools required, but just bear in mind that our own work commitments require you to work independently most of the time. Kim manages an accommodation business in the local area, and has a home office so is around quite a bit.

    An extra pair of hands to help out with the children, or general household duties is always valued. We also have a project to restore a large old retro trailer (see photo). If you are a handy person with tools, and want to help us get this beautiful gem working again, we would love to hear from you. Other things could include working in the veggie garden, orchard, building a greenhouse, fixing broken stuff (kids just do that) and a mixture of farming jobs i.e. fixing fences, moving cows, or tractor work (chopping wood is a regular task around 6 months of the year!).

    Staying at least 2 weeks is ideal, but get in touch if you're interested in a shorter or longer stay and we can consider this.

    If you're catching public transport, you can travel to Bairnsdale by train (from Melbourne) and we will meet you at the station. From there it's just 25 minutes to our farm.

    We are experienced, easy going people who genuinely value the mutual benefits that come from being Workaway hosts. We are active members of our local community, and are confident you will have a fun cultural experience with us!

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
    Préparer les repas / cuisiner pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général

  • 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

    We're an easy going family, used to welcoming and hosting people from different cultures for over 5 years now. We can offer you an enriched experience of living on a rural farm in beautiful countryside, as part of an Aussie family. We'd love you to share some of your language and culture with us too!

  • Aide

    Aide

    Your knowledge, skills, attitude and interests will help us plan a great Workaway experience for your stay. Listed below are some examples which previous volunteers have helped out with:

    - Farm work (chopping/stacking fire wood, tractor work, fencing)
    - Garden maintenance (weeding, planting, building new garden beds, lawn mowing)
    - General maintenance (oiling timber deck, odd handy-person jobs at home)
    - Household (cooking, shopping, tidying pantry, clothes pegging/folding, spring cleaning tasks, car washing)
    - Children related (doing the school run, helping with homework, games and activities, visits to skate park)
    - Project work (refurbishment of retro-trailer)

  • Langues parlées

    English: Courant

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    People stay on the farm but in a separate barn-house that is only 50 meters away from our house. The barn-house has a queen bed, bathroom, TV & DVD player, movie selection and beautiful views overlooking a paddock. It's very quiet and comfortable!

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    We live just 15 minutes from the beautiful coastline known as 90 mile beach, and the popular tourist towns of Lakes Entrance and Metung. The Gippsland Lakes are just 4 minutes drive from the farm, where you can fish, kayak or join us for a boat ride some time (living where we do we've got watercraft activites covered!). If you like being outdoors then it's a beautiful area to spend time in. There's also great mountain bike tracks just 5 minutes from where we live and you're welcome to borrow our bikes.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.

  • Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Possibilité d'accueillir les animaux

    Cet hôte a dit qu’il acceptait les personnes voyageant avec un animal.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    4 hours a day, 5 days a week

The 1950's trailer we are restoring into eco-accommodation!
Our hand reared calves, Milo & Spot.
Stay in your own comfortable self contained room overlooking beautiful farm pastures.
Close encounters with the curious cows.
The farm house.
Our small flock of sheep mowing the lawns.
Our farm hens.
This is us (and our wonderful helper Angela)
See koalas in the wild close by.
Visiting the koalas on nearby Raymond Island with one of our Workawayers.
We live 4 km from the Gippsland Lakes.
Amber & Elmo the little horse.
The inspiring Gippsland Lakes.
Tractor rides.

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