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Area (ha): 17
Persons: 3
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 22353
Region: New South Wales

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Last Updated: May 15, 2019

We are Jon and Liz.

We have a small farm on the Hastings River at Wauchope, near Port Macquarie on the mid north coast of NSW.

Our business is producing silage (feed for cattle and horses). We grow various crops including Lucerne, Plantain, Chicory, Clovers, Pea and Millet.

We are improving our property by planting native trees along the road and fruit trees around our sheds. We are establishing picnic areas along the riverfront and repairing the buildings.

The farm is bordered by deep riverfront on two sides. We have a variety of watercraft; canoes, paddle-ski, wind-surfer, small sailing boats, tinnies, and a large comfortable ‘mother-ship’. In your time off, you could fish, use the boats, enjoy barbecues on the shore or our 'mother ship' or just walk/run along the riverbank. The river is truly beautiful here and you often have it to yourself.

If you have experience or willingness in any of the following areas, you will be a help to us.

Gardening – weeding, planting, watering
Building skills of any type – carpentry, steelwork, painting
Cleaning, Cooking, household help
Boat maintenance

Jon is an experienced builder/sailor/craftsman and would be happy to help you learn more skills. Liz is an accountant, has an office at home, and also needs help with domestic duties.

We expect an average of 4 hours work per day in exchange for accommodation and all meals. We live next door to the farm in a beautifully renovated old home.

We eat well, our tastes are varied, and we also love to try the recipes our helpers share with us.

The Wauchope / Port Macquarie area has many attractions; beautiful beaches, Koala/wildlife park, bush walks, rain forests, weekend markets, galleries, cafes and restaurants.

We look forward to sharing our farm and home with you.

reviews (7)
Helper: Cord-felix and Emelie Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: March 25, 2019
Hey! We spent a week at Jon & Liz place and it was absolutely fantastic, fro... view complete review

Helper: Laeti & Ale Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 23, 2019
Where should we start? We spent a big month at Lilybank, that was our firs... view complete review

Helper: Mélina Maubert Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 24, 2019
I spent ten days with Jon and Liz in Wauchope. It was my first experience as ... view complete review

Helper: Ayuni Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Malaysia Date: November 10, 2016
Hi john and liz. I'm sorry that i totally forgot to write you guys a review. ... view complete review

Helper: Felix and Anna Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Austria Date: November 8, 2016
Our stay in Wauchope was the first we had in Australia and we were very pleas... view complete review

Helper: Lukas Webermann Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: May 19, 2016
After a couple days in Sydney I needed to get out of the city and explore the... view complete review

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Helper: Margaux and Pierre (from Belgium) Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Belgium Date: April 3, 2016
Our stay in Wauchope was one of our best memories in Australia :) Liz and ... view complete review

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