All Year: Yes when projects require
Area (ha): 24 + share-farm nextdoor
Persons: 1 or a couple
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 83565
Region: Western Australia
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Last Updated: March 23, 2018
** BUILDING / PLUMBING and/or CHILDCARE help needed now for projects to July please (details below) **
We'd like to welcome you to our new regenerative farm, located an easy 15 minute drive from Margaret River.
Our happy family includes 3 kids (12 years, 9 years & baby), a mellow dog, a noisy sheep & pet poultry. We lead a busy but simple life along permaculture principles & enjoy the serenity of our stunning sunsets & evening frog chorus. We have lots of wildlife, great star-gazing & a dam for swimming.
The aim of our life/business/home/farm (it's all the same thing to us!) is to revive healthy connections between country, animals and community. Our organic farm generates our family's income with open-range pastured hens for eggs & high-welfare beef cattle that are moved daily using Holistic Management methods. We also run courses in sustainabililty & biological farming.
Ideally you'll have your own car to have the freedom to explore & make the most of this paradise we call home! Reasons we love living here include clean beaches, tranquil rivers, majestic forests, awesome surf, walking tracks, mountain bike trails, incredible caves and of course the world-class wineries, breweries & restaurants on our doorstep. And we will gladly introduce you to our fabulous vibrant local community with a variety of art, wellness & music happenings.
What we can offer you:
* basic accommodation in a caravan (or BYO van) with shared facilities until the outdoor bathroom completion!
* simple healthy wholefoods on a shared and self-catering basis (ethically sourced mixed diet).
* knowledge exchange - we are happy to share our learnings & experience with you & will include you in any courses we are running at the time of your stay.
* initial stay 1 week, longer stays negotiable.
What we ask in return:
* 4 hours work each day (flexible on timing if you'd prefer days off)
* we look forward to hosting reliable, open-minded, enthusiastic & healthy non-smokers. We relish cultural exchange & for your own safety, good English language skills are important!
Farming, trades or childcare skills are appreciated. Work varies according to your skills & the season. Projects may include: construction, landscaping, tree planting, vege gardening, animal feeding, egg collecting, compost making, revegetation of creek, general farm maintenance, chopping wood, painting, baby entertaining, harvesting / processing food (including meat), house cleaning & maintenance.
LOOKING FOR BUILDER / PLUMBER TO CONSTRUCT & INSTALL OUTDOOR BATHROOM AREA.
27 APRIL TO LATE JULY 2018:
LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCED FEMALE CHILD-MINDER (WITH REFERENCES) TO PROVIDE FUN AFTERNOON CARE FOR OUR BABY WHO WILL THEN BE AGED 10-12 MONTHS. PARENTS WILL BE AROUND. COUPLES CONSIDERED IF PARTNER IS HANDY!
DURING THIS TIME WE CAN OFFER YOU (BOTH) A FREE PLACE ON A SUSTAINABILITY COURSE THAT LAURA RUNS. THIS 7 SESSION PROGRAM LOOKS AT PRACTICAL WAYS TO LIVE HAPPILY WITH LOW-IMPACT ON OUR ENVIRONMENT.
You're welcome to check us out on Facebook / Instagram 'Margaret River Organic Farmer' to see more about us.
We look forward to hearing from you, & in the meantime wish you happy travels!