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Farm Help In Exchange For Accommodation & Meals

Guanaba Farm Guanaba, Gold Coast

Job Description

Updated Aug 2018: We are seeking a medium to long stay Helper or Helpers (single or couple). We are veteran hosts (since 1998) and we're grateful to say we've had some really exceptional visitors from many countries. We must nurture special memories in the hearts of our backpackers as now we are experiencing a wonderful wave of 2nd generations returning to visit us with their children! One of our past helpers from 19 years ago has recently visited with his wife & 3 beautiful children! Amount others. We are lucky to have a beautiful spot, our property is 14 acres in the hinterland of the Gold Coast, just on the ocean side of Mt Tamborine. There are horses which you may like to feed and brush, peacocks and gardens. We don't have dogs so we have abundant wildlife who gather here daily.
There is so much to do on a farm, we have lots of projects on the go at the moment, from building stone gateways to house renovations, gardening, property maintenance, animal care, housework, window cleaning, mowing, whatever we are doing at the time.
Ideally our day usually runs like this: 8am -morning farm chores; Smoko 10am; projects or maintenance -10.30; Lunch 1pm; projects/maintenance/afternoon chores 2pm. usually about 5 - 6 hrs. Two days off each week. In saying that everything here is pretty laid back, you'll be helping a farming couple in their 50's potting around doing interesting projects & everyday farm stuff, you'll become part of our family while you are here. We are the opposite of the slave-driving factory farms. Accommodation at present is in a lovely clean caravan with a nice view (which you will keep clean and leave clean).
Sorry we cannot cater for vegetarians or vegans.
Helpers supply their own breakfast, we supply all other meals which we eat together around a table. We ourselves are gluten & carb free people due to food allergys, so sometimes our food is modified for that reason & slightly different to yours.
No smokers please.
You can access internet through our wifi router with your own device.
You may also like to bring: snack foods/favorite foods/extra food & your own alcohol.
There is lots to do on the Gold Coast at weekends and many of you have friends staying at backpackers so we don't mind you going off for the whole weekend, (leave Friday or Saturday morning, we're about 30 - 40 mins to the beach) we can pick you up again on Mondays. Or you are welcome to spend your weekends here, sometimes we go sightseeing or shopping & we are happy to take you along.
We will need to see your ID when you arrive and take a photo of it.
We don't usually book you too far in advance because over the years we've had so many travellers change their plans and not turn up. Contact us if you are on the Gold Coast or in Brisbane or coming this way.
Unfortunately we are not in the right postcode for 2nd holiday visa.

What you MUST bring:
Your passport or ID
WORK boots
Long Pants
Hat or cap
Raincoat or poncho
Insect repellent
Toiletries
Water bottle

Please don't arrive without these things

Thanks for your wonderful experiences over the years
and safe travelling to you all .

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Guanaba Farm

Member since: March 2018

Description:
We are seeking medium to long stay helpers. We're veteran hosts (since 1998). Our place is 14 ac near Mt Tamborine. We have horses, peacocks, gardens & abundant wildlife. We have lots of projects, from building stone gateways to putting up sheds, gardening, property maintenance, animal care, housework, window cleaning, mowing, whatever we are doing at the time.
Work varies from 4 -6 hrs. 2 days off each week. In saying that everything here is pretty laid back, you'll be helping a farming couple in their 50's potting around doing interesting projects & everyday farm stuff, you'll become part of our family while you are here. We are the opposite of the slave-driving factory farms. Accommodation at present is clean caravan. Sorry no vegetarians or vegans.
All meals provided, we eat together around a table. No smokers please.
Contact us if you are on the Gold Coast or in Brisbane or coming this way.
Unfortunately we are not in the right postcode for 2nd year visa sorry.

Industry:
Farming, Animals & Conservation