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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 4.04
Persons: 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 17305
Region: Queensland

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Last Updated: September 25, 2013

I have a property of 10 acres south west of Gympie. A half acre food forest was planted in Feb 2012 and the native tree garden, some bearing edible fruit, brings in the many varieties of birds. It is now a flourishing edible landscape. A very large vegetable patch takes pride of place with a habitat pond with native fish to encourage frogs and lizards and is surrounded by a substantial fence to keep out the nocturnal bandicoots, echidnas and cane toads. More projects are planned, and are ongoing, one being to plant trees for timber. I also have 6 alpacas who give me a lot of pleasure. Meals provided are good wholesome food, mostly vegetarian though meat is eaten on a regular basis. Lots of wildlife to be enjoyed and 2 large dams and great views. Guests have a lovely separate downstairs bedroom with 2 single beds with separate own shower & toilet. I would expect approx. 4-5 hours of work per day. I currently need help to do fencing, pruning, weeding, mulching, potting etc & general upkeep. Plenty of free time. Having your own vehicle is an advantage although I can easily collect helpxs from Gympie and surrounds. 1 hour from Noosa and Rainbow Beach. Having a very good command of English, and a willingness to work and to start early in the cool of the morning would be a great help. You will need to support the household, clean up after yourselves and cook on occasions, and bring a happy outlook and a readiness to have fun. I do not have any reviews as I have only had one lot of helpxs quite a long time ago, so don't let the lack of reviews put you off.

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