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Grey Nomad WOOFERS


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My husband Ron and myself have a small property just north of Cooktown, Qld and are offering WOOFFING opportunities to self sufficient Grey Nomads who are looking for somewhere to stay in exchange for some light duties on the property - gardening, weed, cooking, sewing, some trade work. No objection to pets if under control. We are just starting the property with gardens and fruit trees etc. Ron is 69 and I am 51. If you are interested, please contact us by email.
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Ron and Margaret

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Hi
Sorry I forget to include the email margretcraker@yahoo.com.au. There is plenty of room to park vans etc. Cooktown is the last big stop on the way north. It is bitumen all the way to Cooktown now and we have about 5 km of dirt road. If you want any info on Cooktown just drop us a line.
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Ron and Margaret

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Please excuse my ignorance but what is  WOOFERS?confused

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Hi Chappy
WOOFERs is a term used to describe "willing workers on organic farms" - generally it applies to young backpackers who, because of lack of money and experience, come to a farm, work four to six hours per day with two days off per week, in exchange for board and lodgings., with a minimum stay of two days and nights. As they don't usually have transport it is expected that you collect them from the bus and ensure that they meet the bus leaving the town. There is a website for WOOFERs in Australia which you can register with, if you are able to work for the 4 to 6 hours per day.
With Grey Nomad WOOFERS, they usually have their own self sufficient accomodation, and look after their own food, but get free camping in return for helping with daily light chores on the farm.  (about an hour a day) I realise that Grey Nomads cannot do the longer hours weeding etc, but they may assist in other ways which they younger people cannot - watering gardens, cooking, sewing, advice on their trade, small handyman jobs, assist us when we need a second hand - the list is endless. Hope this explains it. I don't know of other places that offer Grey Nomad WOOFERS camping, but it is an interesting concept that could just catch on!If you get up to Far North Qld, let us know.
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Ron and Margaret

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Hi,
we are two girls from Italy and are coming to Australia (QLD) on 20th of June. We are both 23 years old and have just finished our studies (are both nurses). Your advertisement seems very interesting and you`re living exatly in the region we will go to. If you are also interested to hear more from us, please write back (we aren`t able to reach you on your e-mail adress...)

Regards Verena and Roswitha

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Hi Verena and Roswitha
Sorry it has taken so long to get back to you. Yes you are very welcome to stay with us. Our phone number is 07 4069 5257. Just keep ringing until you get hold of me - night time is the best as I am often out in the yard or at work. Being nurses are you also looking for some work in that field? Just let me know when you are arriving and how. If you don't have your own transport yet, there is a bus (cheaper way) or plane from Cairns to Cooktown. Looking forward to seeing you. Try the email margaretcraker@yahoo.com.au as the bigpond one is playing up again.
Regards
Margaret and Ron

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