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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 15.2
Persons: 1 or couple
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 55689
Region: Victoria

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Last Updated: September 28, 2019

We are again available for Helpx from 24th October. We have had a break over our wet, muddy and cold winter months but are looking forward to having people stay with us now it is getting warmer and dryer.

Beautiful property in hilly forest area surrounded by a small river on two sides provides swimming holes and fishing (Victorian Fishing License is required). Many opportunities to work on the farm (approx 4 - 5 hours per weekday with weekends off) by building new duck and geese pens, renovating a granny flat, fencing repairs, putting in new fences, concreting, filling gabion rock walls, gardening, paddock maintenance, wood collection, wood splitting, some housework and assisting with our farm animals. We have alpacas, goats, geese, ducks, chickens, guinea fowls and quails so plenty of animal care. Animal care includes feeding them, making sure they have plenty of fresh drinking water and a clean place to sleep in at night. We also have a pet dog and indoor cat.

Lots of native wildlife to enjoy, wallabies, koalas, possums, echidnas, kookaburras, wild ducks and many other native birds, with some great bush walks. We will take you for night walks so you can see some of our shy night time natives and view our wonderful stars.

Your accommodation can be a room in the main house or you can stay in the cottage if you would like to have a space of your own.

All meals will be with the family in the main house.

We are 8km from the local shops and train station in Ballan and are happy to pick you up and drop you off at the train station on weekends so you can explore Melbourne (55 minutes) or Ballarat (30 minutes).

We have no mobile phone or WiFi internet service at the main house or cottage but a short walk to the top of the hills will give you your service provider access. We have limited Satellite internet access at the main house you may connect to.

We are happy to take you to local events such as the Speedway, Markets and Festivals as we love sharing our lifestyle with others. We are also happy to take you to the Ballarat Wildlife Park or Sovereign Hill in Ballarat but you are expected to pay your own entry fees.

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