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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 23
Persons: 2 or possibly 3
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 13035
Region: Western Australia

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Last Updated: April 3, 2013

This 57 acre hobby farm backs onto Moore River. Front of property is natural banksia bush. Centre area has 2 bedroomed cottage, workshop, 4BR main house, studio, large enclosed veg garden, orchard (citrus, olive and fig) and 2 acres of lawns, native and Mediterranean gardens; also various sheds, chook houses and quail pens. Rear of block has mature planted trees in a park of unimproved pasture. A reserve of Flooded Gums leads down to the river. (native birds, Kangaroo, echidna etc.)
The self-contained Cottage available to HelpX visitors is fully furnished with pot belly stove, r/c air-con, bottled gas and electricity. Owners keep townhouse in Perth so not 100% resident. Helpers work part time includes gardening, operating reticulation for summer watering, firewood gathering for winter. Use of tractor, ride-on mower, other tools. Local use of ute. May suit a couple. We grow own fruit and veg. There is some casual work available in local productive farms, olives, fruit, export veg.
Located 25 mins inland from coastal town of Lancelin (fishing, windsurfing, swimming, dune buggies) and 40 minutes from shire town of Gingin (rural life, wineries etc) and only 1.5 hrs drive north of Perth.

We can meet helpers in Perth or Perth Airport and bring to farm.

Photos: cottage, main house and studio, the river, the soak, the pond and lawn, Banksia & wildflowers

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