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Forest Estate Olive Grove - Casual work available

World, Oceania, Australia, Forest Ridge



Travel dates

About the workproject

We need 2 volunteers

We are looking for helper/s to assist around the property with general tasks relating to tiding the property, clearing clippings and fencing repairs. Some of this requires heavy lifting and use of equipment and experience would be useful.

We are also in the process of renovating a food van so if you have any practical skills we'd love to hear from you!

Forest Estate is a 20 Acre Olive Grove with 2,000 Olive trees and a variety of fruit trees and a selection of farm animals. The Olive Grove is run on organic principles in an arid climate.

This is a great opportunity for you to experience a real slice of rural Australia, add some days towards your second year visa and earn a little travelling money at the same time.

We don't have wifi internet, but we are in range for Telstra 3G network.

The property is surrounded by bush backing on to the Western Creek State Forest, 3kms from the Gore Highway, halfway between Millmerran and Goondiwindi. We are approximately 25 minutes drive from town, so if you don't have your own vehicle then there is a bus service to Millmerran and we can collect you. We share meals and have a mixed diet but can not cater for true vegetarians. We are a NON-SMOKING premises. Please only apply if you feel you are suited to working in a rural environment.

About the host


Host since



English, French

Last seen online

more than 6 month ago

Tony and Danielle met as volunteers in Africa and now live on the Olive Grove. We are off grid for ALL services, so are very conscious about how and when we use electricity and water - especially with the current drought. This is a very peaceful location with abundant bird life, backing on to a state forest.

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us

Work to be done

  • construction
  • farming
  • help in the house
  • maintenance tasks
  • animal care
  • computer help

Expected workhours

  • 5 hours a day
  • 5 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • camper

We have a caravan with power that has a double bed which suits couples or a single person

  • shared meals

We provide three meals a day along with tea/coffee.

  • no money is involved