I will be going to Australia for a year starting in August, and I'm thinking that work-stays are how I'm going to put a roof over my head. I will be travelling on the (very) cheap and living out of a backpack. I recently came across what seems like a very good resource for connections to farms offering beds and meals to travelers, usually in exchange for 4-6 hours of work a day on the farm. I have only quickly browsed through the site, but so far it looks like there are tons of farms looking for help all over the country. From the description and the pictures that they all provide, it seems to be exactly what I'm looking for.
Anybody here have experience with work-stay farms like this (anywhere in the world)? Also, I'll take any tips anybody might have on backpacking on a tight budget.
Here's the website: www.helpx.net