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Organic hobby farm looking for helpers

World, Oceania, Australia, Cootharaba

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Travel dates

9°C, N/A

About the workproject

We need 8 volunteers

We cover over 270 acres, located on Cootharaba Road QLD, just a 30 min drive from Sunshine Coast. Beautiful beaches are just a short drive away. We raise a variety of animals including cattle, alpaca, sheep, horse, pig and poultry. We also grow fruit trees and vegetables using organic methods and have the intention to move more toward permaculture. The farm is strictly a hobbyist farm. Any produce grown on site is consumed by us. Rather we raise them to teach everyone about animal care. We are very hospitable and welcome volunteers from all over the world to enjoy a great time living and working on the farm. Many of our regular volunteers speak fluent Mandarin so if you are learning, or wanting to learn, a new language why not learn the most spoken language in the world!

About the host

Sun

Host since

2019

Languages

English, Chinese

Last seen online

We are a predominantly Chinese farm, we cook traditional Chinese food and love to welcome everyone to try! The long-term volunteers control the volunteering programme, so you will always have English speakers with you. But as many of us speak Mandarin you could also pick up a new language whilst you're here, perfect to add to your CV! We also enjoy taking our volunteers sight-seeing on days off from work, so you can still explore Australia whilst living remotely. We are strictly a non-smoking farm, so if you want to kick the habit then please join us and we can help you quit smile

Project dates

Open for offers, contact us


Work to be done

  • gardening
  • construction
  • farming
  • language practice
  • help in the house
  • maintenance tasks
  • eco projects
  • animal care
  • computer help
  • internet support

Expected workhours

  • 5 hours a day
  • 5 days a week

Work exchange deal

  • shared room

We currently have a modern 8-room farm house which can accommodate 16 volunteers minimum, we are also due to build a much larger accommodation complex to cater for our ever growing number of volunteers.

  • shared meals

We are a predominantly Chinese farm, we cook traditional Chinese food and love to welcome everyone to try! We provide as much food as possible, 3 meals a day, catering for different dietary restrictions. Volunteers are also more than welcome to cook for themselves, we will be happy to take you shopping for ingredients.

  • no money is involved