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Baffle Creek
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 17
Persons: Couples, 2 women
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 12266
Region: Queensland

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Last Updated: June 23, 2018

ABOUT US
We are a small hobby farm in a quiet bush setting between Bundaberg and Agnes Water. We moved here from Melbourne 11 years ago in search of a rural lifestyle and warmer weather. Everything here was built by us and it has kept us very busy. We occasionally raise pigs for meat and have had chickens, ducks and geese in the past.

There's 2 of us plus Max, our Maremma sheepdog. We both have a background in construction and have travelled extensively throughout Australia. We have a lot of hobbies and interests including cooking, gardening, furniture making, house construction, STEM and plenty more.

WHO WE WANT
We are looking for couples or two women to help with outdoor work such as improving the gardens, construction, general property maintenance and animal care. Some household chores may be required too. We are also interested in a cultural exchange and want helpers who are keen to socialise a bit during their time off.

WHAT WE OFFER
Short stays of up to 2 weeks are preferred. Helpers can expect to do up to 4 hours supervised work each morning, six days a week and have Sunday's off. We provide 3 good meals per day (We cannot cater to fussy eaters. We sometimes raise pigs and have meat with most meals so vegetarians will find it difficult!). Ideally helpers will have their own transport but we can pick people up from Miriam Vale, Agnes Water or the 1770 Turn Off (for Premier buses).

Accommodation is a cabin with a double bed and two single beds, your own shower and toilet and shared laundry facilities. The cabin has a television with access to a large video library and wi-fi with data limited internet access (~1GB/Day). We have large dams suitable for swimming and can take people to the beaches and river. Bicycles and kayaks are also available for use.

Unfortunately, we cannot help with second year visa's.

INFORMATION WE WOULD LIKE FROM YOU
Please make first contact through the HelpX site. We will always reply to genuine contacts and can usually do so within a few hours. In your message, please say which date you are thinking of arriving and how long you are planning to stay, where you are now and whether you have your own transport or need to be picked up. Ideally your profile should already include a description of yourself, your interests, skills, any work experience and a photo.

SUMMARY
- Cannot help with second year visa's.
- Short stays of up to 2 weeks preferred.
- Couples or two women preferred.
- Up to 4 hours work each morning. Sunday's off.
- Food and accommodation supplied.
- Can pickup in Miriam Vale, Agnes Water or 1770 Turn Off.
- Please contact us through HelpX first and have a detailed profile.

Photo descriptions:
1. The house and guest cabin.
2. Posing with our first HelpXers.
3. Sam and Max, our Maremma sheep dogs
4. Helper accommodation.

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