All Year: Yes, except May- June
Area (ha): 11
Persons: 1 or 2 if share
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 51937
Region: South Australia
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Last Updated: September 24, 2017
Available from October 3 - early January
Prefer 1-2 week stays initially, but happy to extend if its working out for everyone.
We have hosted mainly French and Chinese young people and enjoy the company and conversation.
This is a specialist Pick-Your-Own cherry orchard in the scenic Adelaide Hills. It is only 20 minutes from central Adelaide, and 45 minutes from Adelaide Airport. There is native bush near the cherries, and you may see a koala near the packing shed.
It is a family run small farm. Owners are in the 60's, and mainly do most of the work themselves. Our children come back and help out too.
Accommodation: Our guest bedroom (see Photo, except now its painted white), own bathroom, use of house. Alternatively stone barn and use the packing shed kitchen (except in December cherry season).
Food: Share Dinners, self serve breakfast and weekday lunches (we will need guidance on what food you like to eat). We respect halal, vegan and vegetarian, but we have traditional Australian diet.
How we work:
We only expect 20 hours a week work in exchange for full board with your own bedroom and bathroom. We like to work along with people, and arrange hours to suit us and our guests, and work around the weather. We either plan a whole day off and then 6 hours the next day to work, or work together in the afternoons for 3-4 hours, leaving the mornings and evenings free for everyone to do other things.
Transport to the city:
Its easier if you have a car, but we can drop you at the nearest bus stop to the city (about 10 minutes drive and then a 25 minute bus ride to the city) and pick you up as long as its before 11pm.
Farm jobs during year:
mowing - ride on mower and brushcutter
Cleaning house during December cherry season (not hard, just necessary)
Spring clean/re-paint the cherry sales area ready for December
helping build and paint sheds,
pruning and orchard maintenance
removing rubbish and fallen trees
preparing for fire season - clearing excess growth around the house
removing weeds from native bush
chainsawing, if you have certificate.