100km NE Melbourne
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 80
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 53
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Last Updated: August 9, 2019
Would you like a change of scene? How about some Aussie country-living in a creek-side blue-stone cottage in exchange for part-time work?
We need a live-in garden-loving couple to help us at Kingbilli, our 200 acre riverside llama-farm, pinto Shetland pony stud and Wildlife Refuge at Taggerty, 90 minutes NE of Melbourne in Victoria's Central Highlands. Home to over a 100 species of native wildlife, Kingbilli offers a relaxed country lifestyle in beautiful natural surroundings.
This is what we do:
1. Offer eco-friendly farm-stays to families
2. Breed Llamas and pinto Shetland Ponies.
3. Protect native wildlife in our Wildlife Refuge.
And this is what we need:
A live-in garden-loving couple to help keep our property, its gardens and cottages looking their best.
We request 2 days work per person per week (on Mondays and Fridays) leaving the rest of the week free for you to do as you wish.
Tasks - gardening, raking, weeding, collecting and stacking firewood, house-cleaning and general property maintenance.
In exchange, you will be provided with your own private, fully-furnished, self-contained, mews-style blue-stone cottage, which has a spacious living-dining room with glass-fronted wood-heater, separate bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen and an outdoor gas-BBQ. Satellite TV, free WiFi, (BYO laptop) gas, electricity, fire-wood, laundry facilities, tennis racquets and mountain bikes are included. We have a small orchard from which you may select seasonal fruit ... but apart from that, you must provide and cook your own food and keep your cottage clean and tidy.
Recreation - cycling, tennis, fishing, boating, bush-walking, bird-watching and wildlife spotting.
Paid work - off-property part-time, casual or seasonal work is available locally and to help you find it, when you arrive we will provide you with a list of local farmers and business-folk to contact. An additional range of jobs is also advertised in our 3 local newspapers.
For full details and photographs, visit www.kingbilli.com.au/the-people/volunteering/
If you'd like to join us, please do the following:
i) Complete our online application form at www.kingbilli.com.au/the-people/volunteering
ii) attach photocopies of your driver's licences or passports as ID.
iii) type in the anti-spam code in the box provided.
iv) submit the form ... and I shall respond promptly.
Applicants must be conscientious workers and able to work unsupervised. Longer stays are preferred ... and you MUST have your own car.
Starting date - October