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Ballarat
All Year: Not July or August
Area (ha): 10.3
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 31648
Region: Victoria

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Last Updated: October 22, 2017

We're interested in hearing from strong, young people willing and able to help us in the garden and on the farm - and who are also interested in sharing experiences and culture in a happy atmosphere. Because all places have been filled for this year, we are looking for those who have not yet left home but will do so early next year. Over the years we have enjoyed being the first host for young visitors in their GAP year, welcoming them and helping them organise themselves in this country - but we are also open to offers from others

This is an old family property first established by my Great Grandfather, although we now live on a small section of the original property. My wife and I were formerly running a merino sheep stud. We have a large garden which needs constant work and from time to time also undertake more major projects for which we seek strong, enthusiastic assistance! We try to match the work expectations to the skills and interests of our guests.

Basic fitness and a readiness to learn and be involved are essential. We prefer to speak English but have some limited French. We are 90 minutes from Melbourne just outside Ballarat in central Victoria. We offer full board in pleasant surroundings with us in the old family homestead in return for about fours hours of work each day on average. We feel that (reasonably) short term stays are best. We have two dogs who do come inside and we have a lake for swimming.

We are happy to collect you from the Ballarat Railway Station and we are very willing to help young visitors to this country see around this district. At one time, Andrew taught English at one of Australia's best known schools and he is very willing to help young people with their English skills.

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