100km NE Melbourne
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 80
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 53
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Last Updated: October 4, 2019
Would you like a change of scene? How about some tranquil 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 want:
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 please.
Tasks - gardening, raking, weeding, collecting and stacking firewood, occasional help cleaning the Homestead and general property maintenance.
In exchange, we provide you with your own private, fully-furnished, self-contained, mews-style blue-stone cottage, which has a spacious living-dining room with glass-fronted wood-fire, a 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 ... however apart from that, you must provide and cook your own food and keep your cottage clean and tidy.
On-property 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, we provide you with a list of local farmers and business-folk to contact when you arrive. In addition, a range of jobs is advertised weekly in our 3 local newspapers.
For full details and photographs, visit www.kingbilli.com.au/the-people/volunteering/
To apply :
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 you will receive a response within 24 hours.
Applicants must like gardening, be conscientious workers, be able to work unsupervised and they MUST have their own car (or van or motor-bike)... as there is no local public transport. Preference to given to couples wanting longer stays (3 - 6 months).
Starting date - October