All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 7
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 5890
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Last Updated: September 26, 2017
We have a spare bed from the 8th of October..We are located near El Arish ...1.5 hrs south of Cairns, 15 minutes from Tully and 20 minutes from Mission Beach.
For the right person we are willing to put you on the books and supply payslips,superannuation and sign 7 days a week for up to 88 days for your 2ND YEAR VISA...
If interested READ the LAST paragraph of our description and follow the directions ..
We are always looking to host adventurous people for short or long term particularly people with gardening/landscaping skills...also anyone that has genuine building,carpentry, or welding skills as we have a few projects that we would like to get into..We also have plenty to do around the Nursery..
From September onward with longer term helpers we tend to plan some rough camping trips to the magic Hinchinbrook island to fish for Barramundi and Mudcrabs..also likely to see crocodiles in the wild..
You must enjoy gardening,physical outdoor work and boating/camping/fishing.
We are looking for someone that is uncomplicated and easygoing and enjoys living in a quiet.natural environment ...MUST have a good command of the English language...
For days off you can go for jungle walks around the property or through the adjoining national park or swimming in the numerous swimming holes along our mountain stream.Sometimes we also get out fishing in the rivers to chase the famous Barramundi...
For those that enjoy sports and fitness ..our 16 yr old boy does Boxing and Rugby league training and we have an extensive gym set up.
With longer stays you may have the opportunity to go fishing and camping on Hinchinbrook island to catch the famous Barramundi and maybe even spend overnight trips to the Great Barrier Reef for fishing, snorkeling and spearfishing ..but please be aware that these trips are special to me, only people willing to show an interest,learn to tie knots, bait their own hook,help prepare and clean up and wash down the boat and gear before and after trips will be invited..
We prefer people to arrive on Monday at the beginning of our work week so it doesn't disrupt our routine and gives us time to enjoy our boating and leisure time....although days off can be anytime depending on the best weather and tides for boating and fishing and getting the work out of the way first...you need to be pretty flexible because we don't live a typical 9-5 lifestyle..
NO SMOKERS, vegetarians and/or fussy eaters....You must like to eat lots of fresh fish,curries,stews and fresh seasonal garden vegetables..
We have an online tropical plant nursery business with extensive gardens surrounded by jungle...we grow and sell an amazing range of plants from all over the tropical world..many of which we grow around the property..
28 hrs over 5 days per week required .We have structured work hours as this is a farm business.
Accommodation is a basic self contained 2 bedroom house with bathroom and kitchenette . All meals provided sometimes with the family, sometimes self serve. Days off you can cook for yourselves with the food we provide.
Our place is out of town and totally surrounded by rainforest so you will have to enjoy a quiet place to stay and be comfortable around insects.
We also have 3 DOGS WHO WE TREAT AS PART OF OUR FAMILY as well as chickens,ducks and Guinea fowl so you must be comfortable and enjoy being around animals..
After work you are free to use the wireless internet but you must have your own laptop or phone... we don't lend out our own computer or phone
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU READ OUR BLOG ARTICLE ON WWOOFING WITH US TO MAKE SURE WE ARE WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR....There is a questionnaire on the blog that will tell us all about you if you fill it in...so PLEASE email before you call us..!
We only respond to personalized emails and don't bother with people who waste our time by sending out the same email to a bunch of different hosts..our names are Scott and Ann not "Hello there" ,"Hey ya" or "Dear Sir".