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Mt Luke (nr Toowoomba)
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 30
Persons: 1 - 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 14179
Region: Queensland

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Last Updated: November 13, 2017

*Looking for someone to start the week of November 20.*

We are Barb and Dave and daughter Meg (18) and we live in koala country just north of Toowoomba. We have about 30 hectares that we are preparing for cattle, but at the moment we have just a few horses. We are fun and easy going, and we are looking for a girl or a couple of girls to help out.

Barb works full time at the university and Dave works away, so we can always do with a hand on big jobs, gardening and keeping up with the housework. Barb trains and competes one of the horses in dressage, so travellers can help out by cleaning stables, helping feed and rug, prepare for shows etc.

Barb is very patient and happy to teach travellers about horses, but unfortunately, we don't have a horse quiet enough to teach people to ride or for people with not much riding experience :-( At the moment, we don't have a second riding horse, but hope to get one soon so we can take riding travellers on trail rides again.

There are lots of trails for mountain biking and walking (we have bikes), and plenty of wildlife to see. We occasionally go camping or take our travellers on day trips, and if we are doing something our travellers come with us, so you will learn a lot! We also live close to other hosts, so there is always room for going out with other travellers for some nightlife or day trips.

You will have your own room, and sometimes your own bathroom, depending on what's happening when you come. You will work about 25 hours a week, and we are flexible about when you do this, as long as you can help with the horses on certain days - so if you have your own car, you can take off for a few days at a time to explore the area. If you don't have your own transport, we will make sure you get around to explore the area and Toowoomba and our great street art trail! Toowoomba is also known for its gardens.

You can fly to Toowoomba from Melbourne, Cairns or Sydney or travel by bus, and we will pick you up from Toowoomba. We are an absolutely no smoking family. We are pretty easy going, and LOVE travellers that have lots of commonsense :-)) We have two dogs and a cat that live inside, so it's a really great place if you are missing your dog or cat at home.

However, if you don't eat meat or can't handle small creatures including spiders, it might be best to stay in the city ??. We can look after gluten intolerant HelpX-ers as Meg has to be gluten free!


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