- Woofing positions are unpaid; you trade volunteer work (4 hours per day) for food and accommodation.
We are in a bushfire-affected postcode and can sign off on second year/third year working holiday visas. **
The farm is a very quick walk (less than 5 minutes) to the center of Nimbin and all its shops, cafes, etc.
The property is 16 acres and bordered by the town on one side and a beautiful creek with swimming holes on the other side.
We have 70+ goats, 3 horses, 1 alpaca, some chickens, a large garden, and a food forest in progress.
The 4 hours of work are from 3pm to 7pm Wednesday-Sunday (so your weekends are Monday-Tuesday)
So this leaves you most of the day to go into town, relax, or work on your own things.
Woofers in the past have been able to find paying gigs in the area, usually gardening, cleaning, and things like that.
Because we are right on the edge of town, you don’t need a car. There are regular buses to Lismore, Byron Bay, and Murwillumbah. We also have an old car you can rent for a very reasonable fee.
Your main responsibilities will be bottle feeding the baby goats and moving the fence for the adult goats (electric netting). We are expecting only one baby goat to be born early January and the next batch will be in March. The previous batch of babies was just weaned mid-December, so this is a fairly quiet period baby-wise. The goat-specific tasks usually take about 1 or 2 hours per day, then there are additional tasks such as fencing, gardening, and various odd jobs.
Accommodation options: – in a caravan near the house, so you have your privacy, electricity, and easy access to the house – or you can bring your own van if you’d prefer
You have access to the house from 6am to 9pm, where the bathroom, toilet, and laundry facilities are (and aircon if the caravan gets a bit hot).
You will be given a $75/person/week food stipend in cash and we will usually invite you for dinner a couple of times per week. You can also help yourself to whatever you like in the garden.
We are a same-sex couple: 2 women age 34 and 29. We’re generally pretty relaxed and absolutely love our 2 dogs (a fox terrier mix and a greyhound). We like normal things for our age: rock climbing, roller derby, hiking and we are volunteer firies, so we sometimes run out of the house at the drop of a hat (usually just one of us though).
If you’d like to apply for this position, please fill out this google form:
Postcode: 2480 (Nimbin, Byron Bay)
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We currently have a herd of about 70 goats. About half the herd are Australian miniatures, and the other half is a mix of rangeland goats and dairy breeds.
We are right on the edge of Nimbin, so you can easily walk to town and won't need a car.
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