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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1 Acre
Persons: Couple or friends
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 23008
Region: Queensland

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Last Updated: August 13, 2017

Hello....welcome to 'The Castle'

Looking for a little outback adventure away from the hustle and bussle of the city ?

A few years ago we came across and fell in love with a unique dwelling in the middle of nowhere. 'The Castle ' was originally built to be a bed and breakfast. Built from solid concrete by hand by one man over 28 years.
Now it is simply (or not so simply) a place we call home were, with some help we are slowly but surely bringing it back to life.

We are looking for helpers who are willing to help out with all sorts of jobs depending what we're up to. Maybe some Painting, cementing, yard work, feeding the animals, cooking, cleaning or cooking

We offer food and accomodation in exchange for 4 hours work a day except Sunday and Monday (or any other weekday you choose)
You will have your own unit with shower and toilet.
The Castle runs on Solar or Generator Power and Rain Water so we are totally off the grid.

2 1/2 dogs, free range geese and 1 pet goose also live here and wild Rainbow Lorikeets come for breakfast every morning. You'll see plenty of kangaroos, emus and maybe the odd camel.

The Gemfields of Central Queensland, is a community made up of 4 small townships in an area where locals and tourists still fossick for gems. (Some of our Helpx's have found some lovely gems to take home). RIGHT NOW ITS GEMFEST TIME TOO

Coming to the Gemmies (as the locals call it) is like stepping back in time. So if you'd like to experience some 'real' Australian Outback we'd love to have you come visit.

Place read our references for more info about what it's like to stay at "The Castle" and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

If your looking for a vehicle we also have a previous Helpers/Backpackers 4WD rigged end up and ready to go .........Mitsubishi Pajero 3lt v6 petrol, registered and current road worthy. Bed Linen, Pillows, Curtains, Fly Screens, Pots and Pans, Kitchen Utensiles. Storage Space. $5500

Hope to see you soon :D

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