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Helena Valley
All Year: no - April - November
Area (ha): 3
Persons: 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 26818
Region: Western Australia

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Last Updated: February 1, 2014

We have a certified organic coffee roastery situated on the outskirts of Perth on a rural property surrounded by national park. We are looking for 1 or 2 people with building skills to help Mike complete a farm stay chalet. The passive solar chalet is in a secluded location away from the house just near the Helena River. It is an open plan one room space/studio with the incomplete bathroom accessible from the entry deck. It is OK to live in while you work as the living area is complete. The bathroom, plumbing and electricity are not complete. There is a functioning composting toilet in the chalet and a rain water tank. Showers, meals etc would be in the house with the host family. We are a couple in our late 50s and mid 60s. I am a paraplegic and my husband is an architect with extensive building and design skills relating to environmentally sustainable living. We have dressage horses, Jersey cows, chickens and a huge organic vegetable garden. There is an opportunity to ride horses, bush walk and mountain bike. We are only 30 minutes from Perth by train and are happy to drive guests to the station.

We are looking for at least 4 hours a day work in return for board and food. More work if possible by negotiation for pay. This would suit someone for several weeks. Perhaps use it as a base, do some work, travel around, and come back from time to time.

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