90km north of Brisbane
All Year: Not during Christmas
Area (ha): 27.5
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 12816
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Last Updated: February 9, 2018
Are you in Brisbane, or heading there soon, and looking for a quiet, peaceful stay on a farming property with beautiful surroundings.
We ask that you preferably have GOOD understanding and speaking of English.
Looking for a COUPLE to help out with various jobs around the farm.
And IF you are a GOOD RIDER there are horses handle,train and ride.
For this task it is ESSENTIAL to be able to speak and understand English.
Most of the foals have arrived and growing big now and as usual are very cute.One more to come.
Mature age helpers over 23.
At the moment there is the accommodation cabin to be finished, fences to attend to and painting to be done; foals to handle, horses to ride and train, and various farm jobs to keep ourselves busy.
We are very blessed to be living on a riverfront property, about 84km NW of Brisbane. This is a small working farm and looks like one, as well as a place of peace, beauty and serenity, with open river flats,trees shrubs, water features and plenty of bird life.
Main activity is general farm jobs,building,helping with any of the following, (depending on what we are doing at the time), mobile sawmill,handling timber, painting,fencing,gardening foal handling,as well as training, and riding of horses.( IF a good enough rider).
We are now retired,but still find lots of work to do to keep active.We are a caring christian couple who are young at heart,fit for our age,friendly,casual, non drinkers,smokers, with a good sense of humor, and easy to get along with.
Our adult son also live on the property.
Private caravan, not new, but comfortable, accommodation is provided,in a leafy setting, until the cabin is ready. And of course you are very welcome to BYO,
You will be served a good variety of tasty, nutritious salads and home cooked meals, with our family. We have mainly meat meals.
If you require extra snacks,or a special diet,you are welcome to bring your own.
We breed Australian stock horses and have about 30 on the property,all paddock reared and fed, SORRY,NO STABLE WORK.
To be fair,you will be expected to help us with WORK for around 30 hours over a week.
The working day normally starts after breakfast and continues until lunchtime, with a morning tea break included.Saturday will include 2.5 hours after lunch as well, and you can have a free day on Sunday. Afternoon tea is available IF REQUIRED as well.
We have 1 dog Dusty, a white Kelpie, As he belongs to Des and IS IN TRAINING as a working dog, you are respectfully ask not to play with him TOO MUCH, as this spoils him as a worker. 2 cats, Ossie and Batty, some milking cows and calves, geese and hens. Also many wild water birds,including swans and pelican's sometimes. Plenty of fish in the river, you might be lucky enough to see the platypus as well.
Leisure activities can include - videos,canoeing, fishing, cycling, swimming, hiking, horse riding, ( for the experienced ) or you can have a go in the yards if only a learner, and cow milking.
Half day trail rides and mountain hikes can be arranged for enthusiasts.
We have hosted approximately 700 backpackers over 20 years
Des has done wwoofing in Australia, N.Z and Guernsey Island.
UNFORTUNATELY Irene has a DISTRESSING, PAINFUL REACTION to the SCENT, or SMELL, in PERSONAL TOILETRY and LAUNDRY PRODUCTS.
Guests are asked PLEASE do not use or wear any HIGHLY PERFUMED PRODUCTS from washing powders to all personal products,to, or on the property. We supply THE BASIC usable products, or you can buy your own.
Products that are ok to bring include
SUNSCREEN--- SUNSENSE SPORT
DEODERANT--- NIVEA SENSITIVE and NATURAL CRYSTAL
SHAMPOO and CONDITIONER---ORGANICARE DRY NOURISH
MOISTUERISER---REDWIN SORBALINE with or without vit E
LAUNDRY DETERGENT ---EARTH SESNSITIVE
SOAP--- PURE SUNLIGHT
Pleas, no extras, like aftershaves, hand and body soap and hand cream, etc. TOXIC
WE ASK PLEASE --- NO DRUGS, Limited use of alcohol, and NO SMOKING in or close to any acommodation.
MINIMUM STAY ONE WEEK
Enjoy your travels, keep safe and well, and feel free to contact us at any time.
Current pictures show 1-Ourselves with our 4 adult children. 2-Our driveway in from our front gate.3-French helpers enjoying a bike ride.4-Helper sanding timber,5-Des working the mobile sawmill.6 Helper training one of the horses.