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Busselton
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 50
Persons: 1
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 25564
Region: Western Australia

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Last Updated: March 27, 2020

Due to COVID 19, we have decided to self isolate here on the farm, so that we can keep our locally based family safe and healthy, and we can both continue working. We will not be taking in Helpers until at least the end of May.

When a Helper stays with us, in return for helping us, we offer you a well furnished bedroom in our house, your own bathroom, and all of your meals.

We are a family run farming business with a vineyard, a winery, wine tasting room and extensive garden areas. We also have horses and sheep. We have a large wine sensory garden (set out for tourists to walk through) where we organically grow lots of fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers. We also have large farmhouse gardens that we do some work in over the weekends.

What we expect from you in regards to work is for you to work 4 to 5 hours per day, for 6 days a week. As you are living in our house and being part of our family during your stay, it is expected that you will also help out with preparing the evening meal, maybe do some cooking if you would like to, setting the table, and washing up the dishes at the end of the meal.

If you don't have a car, we can pick you up from Busselton and daily bus services run through the town from Perth and the surrounding towns in the SW of Western Australia. There will be opportunities for you to spend your free time in and around Busselton as we are only a 20 minute drive south of the town centre. If you don't have car, not a problem as we can drop you into town as we usually travel in there every 2 days.

Our farm is in a quiet rural valley. We have lots of kangaroos, birds, and other wildlife living on and visiting our farm. We have cows and sheep, horses, ducks, hens, and a very friendly farm dog called Polly. Polly is very much part of our family, and she does come inside the house, so you will need to be OK with having a dog around to enjoy your stay with us.

We are in a perfect location to base yourself to discover this beautiful area, close to beaches, the Margaret River Wine region, and well placed for short journeys out discovering the spectacular coastline and surrounding areas.

We are asked a lot about WIFI. In Australia, WIFI in regional areas is not unlimited data, and we pay for and use our WIFI to run our business. You will be able to access the internet using your mobile phone data if you setup an internet connection using mobile hotspot. We would strongly advise you to have your mobile phone with Telstra, not vodaphone or Optus. Telstra has the widest and the best mobile phone coverage when you in regional and rural Australia.

Please get in contact with me to find out more about the work involved, and we both look forward to hearing from you soon! Either text me or email me back, and I will contact you back shortly!

Following are photos of myself and Neil, and photos of some of our Helpxers.

Kind Regards,
Cathy

reviews (17)
Helper: Claire Thurin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 17, 2020
To get to Cathy and Neil's, nothing could be simpler! From Busselton, take th... view complete review

Helper: JIE YUAN Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: July 14, 2018
First of all, I want to apologize for the late review. I stayed with Cathy... view complete review

Helper: Sylvain Villers Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Belgium Date: February 24, 2018
I stayed with Cathy and Neil for about a week. I enjoyed my stay with them.... view complete review

Helper: Jingying Ouyang Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: October 20, 2016
I stayed with Cathy and Neil for two weeks in winery, that's really amazing.... view complete review

Helper: Kevin and Frances Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: January 14, 2016
I spent about 4 weeks with Cathy and Neil at their winery and it was an exper... view complete review

Helper: Danis Geoffrey Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Caledonia Date: August 18, 2015
WTF, What the fun ! An Helper helps so dont hesitate... view complete review

Helper: Martin Koutnik Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Czech Republic Date: March 20, 2015
Cathy and Neil are very kind people with a great passion for winemaking. They... view complete review

Helper: Charlotte and Nelly Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 4, 2015
We spent 2 weeks with Neil and Cathy, we really enjoyed living with them and ... view complete review

Helper: Lissa Alexander Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: February 26, 2015
Before deciding to go to, I read through the references and was slightly conc... view complete review

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Helper: Wing yue Cheung Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hong Kong Date: November 19, 2014
This was my 1st HelpX experience in Australia and I had a really good time! ... view complete review

Helper: Sonia and Romain Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: October 29, 2014
We have spent 2 weeks with Cathy and Niel. It was a great experience and a re... view complete review

Helper: Casey campbell Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: July 12, 2014
I stayed with Kathy and Neil for a little over a week in February. They were ... view complete review

Helper: Ching-Yi Hsiao Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: April 27, 2014
I stayed with Cathy and Neil for 6 weeks, it was a perfect experience. They... view complete review

Helper: Kate and William Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: February 15, 2014
We stayed with Cathy and Neil for a week in January. We really enjoyed our ti... view complete review

Helper: Ella and Antti Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Finland Date: February 12, 2014
We stayed at Neils and Kathys place for one week in January 2014. We were hel... view complete review

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Helper: Willeke and Luke Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Netherlands Date: February 7, 2014
It's quite a while ago that we stayed in Busselton, but here is our review! W... view complete review

Helper: Hannah and Felix Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: February 7, 2014
We stayed at Cathy and Neil's for 3 days instead of 2 weeks. We apologized f... view complete review

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