Help Exchange (HelpX)
WWOOF has been operating in Australia for over 20 years, and has blossomed into a smorgasbord of Australia's alternative lifestyles, offering students, backpackers and travellers from Australia and overseas a taste of Australian life. There are now over 1,500 Hosts in the WWOOF Book, offering a wide range of opportunities both for the serious student of organics as well as the budget traveller. The WWOOF Book provides contact details, a description of each property, the work to be done, accommodation and all meals. The WWOOFer simply browses through the book, chooses a place they would like to go, and then contacts the Host to arrange a mutually suitable time to visit. The choice may be based on geography (close to a route they are travelling); or philosophy (such as biodynamic farming practices); cultural (many of our Hosts speak other languages as well as English) or it may just sound like an interesting place to visit.
Blue Wren Travellers Rest is a HelpX Host
The property is small, but there are chooks under the house which help fertilise the small vegie garden. Flinty the labarador makes sure that no one gets too stressed. Accommodation for one or two persons in dormitory or tent. Denmark is a great place to hang out for a while. You get free use of the bikes and the internet and its a lovely little villiage with great atmosphere. Minimum of 3-4 days. Negotiable stays after initial visit. It may also be possible to find part-time paying work in the town.
Working here and being with people can be a good way to learn English. In this community you can be completely immersed in the English Language. Talking with people and not being able to use your native tongue can be the best way to become fluent in another language.