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GATTON
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 41
Persons: 8+
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 44845
Region: Queensland

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Last Updated: October 22, 2017

Have you ever wanted to see how a commercial fruit tree orchard is run??
Everyone is welcome to stay at our fruit farm 1 hour west from Brisbane, 40 minutes from Toowoomba and approx 1.5 hours from the Gold Coast. We live 20 minutes from Gatton, the heart of the Lockyer Valley.
We offer 2 week stays or longer.
Come here and get some commercial farm experience before you apply for a paid job.
We grow avocados, mangoes, custard apples, persimmons, nectarines, dragon fruit and limes using natural fertilizers and manures.
We provide accommodation, separate from our house for helpx workers. Come here if you want to live with and meet helpers from other countries.
Our accommodation has a kitchen build (May 2014) internal showers and toilets. Bedrooms are air-conditioned and heated. 2 single beds per room. No smoking inside.

Accommodation is to be kept CLEAN. (A full weekly clean is to done every Friday afternoon) and as needed during the week.

When you vacate your accommodation it is your responsibility to leave the room clean, the bedding washed and the bed made for the next person.
A food allowance will be provided for you to self cater, you will be taken into Gatton to buy your food.
We have large screen TV and an extensive movie library for you to watch on weekends and in your free time and to help you with your English.
We have wifi internet access (but it is not unlimited) it is the largest amount of data we can get for our rural area.
Work will include general farm maintenance looking after fruit trees, this may include picking, packing and pruning. Work may also include thinning fruit from the trees and mulching pruning.(very limited hand weeding)
Work 25 hours per week, 5 hours per day, this includes morning tea of 20 minutes.
We realize that you will not have worked on a farm before, we will teach you everything you need to know.
As you become more confident you may be taught other skills, such as tractor driving.
We can pick you up in Gatton with prior arrangements. The easiest way to get to Gatton is to take the Greyhound bus, tick the concession to get a backpacker discount.
We have lots of native wildlife including koalas, wallabies and numerous species of birds. We also have a very friendly dog. Please see our web site for more information and photos.


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