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Murwillumbah
All Year: March - November
Area (ha): 40
Persons: Maximum 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 163
Region: New South Wales

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Last Updated: April 21, 2019

Our farm is 10km from Murwillumbah, Northern NSW, we have been hosting helpers since 1998. Passive solar home, grid/solar electric with battery back-up, solar/wood-stove hot water, mudbrick, strawbale and green roof buildings, organics, permaculture, biodynamics,recycling, Morris vintage cars, backyard aquaponics, bio char, traditional and exotic fruit and nut trees, vegetable garden, native bush, Lucas sawmill, wine, beer, yoghurt, cheese and bread making. Two dams, creeks and rainforest walks. Dexter cattle, Damara sheep, Large Black pigs, geese, turkeys, ducks, chickens, native and European bees. Work depends on time of year and weather but includes fertilising, weeding, planting, mulching, compost making, general farm maintenance, building, fencing, household chores and cooking. We ask helpers to contribute 30 hours work a week and these are flexible. In return we provide good food (meat based - farm produced), hospitality, friendly family setting, comfortable separate accommodation (the TARDIS) with air-con/heater, wi-fi. Minimum stay one week - happy to negotiate longer after an initial trial. If you prefer to work with gloves please bring some with you. NON-SMOKERS ONLY.


reviews (16)
Helper: Mélanie Canin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France, Metropolitan Date: December 5, 2018
spent three weeks in this amazing place. I met the whole family who is ado... view complete review

Helper: Louana LAMER Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: December 22, 2017
I stayed at Phil & Lindy’s for more than 2 weeks and I had a wonderful time t... view complete review

Helper: Nicolas and Elise Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: July 20, 2017
Phil, Lindy and Zac are a lovely family to stay with. Latte, a big puppy dog ... view complete review

Helper: Rachelle MacEachen Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: December 23, 2014
Lindy, Phil and family were wonderful to stay with. I had an amazing time lea... view complete review

Helper: Meri Laurila Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Finland Date: June 10, 2014
I stayed at the Thomas family farm for 11/2 months and it was a great experie... view complete review

Helper: Jin-woo Han Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Korea, South Date: May 5, 2013
I spent a little more than one month at the Thomas Family Farm. I could hav... view complete review

Helper: Anniina and Sean Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Finland Date: May 10, 2012
A little late in writing this up, but we stayed with the Thomas family for 3-... view complete review

Helper: Philip and Jenny Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: May 1, 2012
We spent 2 weeks on the farm, its an amazing place! The house is lovely and i... view complete review

Helper: Christian and Jayne Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: November 18, 2011
We had a fantastic time at the Thomas Family Farm. We came with the goal of l... view complete review

Helper: Kristo Tammik Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Estonia Date: July 29, 2011
I left this place with mixed feelings... Family: Lindy (was nice chatty wo... view complete review

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Helper: Dan and Christina Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: April 6, 2011
This was our first HelpX experience and it was a great one. We spent a fanta... view complete review

Helper: Martin and Katharine Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: February 12, 2011
After spending nearly a month with the Thomas family, we had fully settled in... view complete review

Helper: Hal Fulford Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: August 27, 2010
I stayed with the Thomas family for 7 weeks and I enjoyed every second. I ... view complete review

Helper: Carrey and Xavier Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Taiwan Date: September 24, 2009
Thomas family was our first host in Australia. They didn't want us to work w... view complete review

Helper: Yoav gedaliya Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Israel Date: June 28, 2008
i stayed only for a week, but its really great place! they a big nice family... view complete review

Helper: Ainhoa zulaika Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Spain Date: January 19, 2005
GREAT family! GREAT way of life! GREAT food (GREAT cooks!!) Thank you very m... view complete review

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