Help maintain the veggie gardens, and also at the famous Salamanca Market in Hobart


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    Hi there Workaway people.
    My name is Ann and Bill is my partner, and we have two Border Collie Terrier cross pups (the 'Terrier' gives the game away!!)

    Our property is situated in Woodbridge, a small town 35km south of Hobart on the D'Entrecasteaux Channel.
    The property has great views of the Channel and Bruny Island with a small beach in front of the property

    I am the owner and operator of an artisan business producing preserves and conserves.
    I have a small production kitchen and a fledgling market garden on the property. I specialize in growing rhubarb and horseradish and all the other raw ingredients are procured locally.
    Having spent the last 10 years trading at Salamanca Market, I have decided to trade at other markets within the Southern region of Tassie. There are many and varied markets that cover a wide range of artesian producers. It also means I travel to a different part of Tassie each week or fortnight trading with and interfacing with like minded people.

    I need assistance in the production, and Bill, my partner needs help outdoors to maintain the garden. We are devoted to the no-dig technique using lots of mulch, so weeds are minimal (In a perfect world!)
    Help would be approx. 5 hours per day, with flexible hours so you can take time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
    You may prefer to help longer hours with whole days off so you can spend complete days sight seeing etc

    There is a small cabin on the property, with a double and a single bunk. It has a TV and heater. There is a 'lunch room' adjacent to the Cabin with basic cooking facilities and room to relax. Good internet reception. I will provide dinner, and often, lunch, in the main house (special needs not a problem) Breakfast is taken independently in the lunch room.

    If arriving by plane, I will more than likely be able to collect you from the airport, or there is a bus service from Hobart to Woodbridge

    Woodbridge has a small general store, post office and a great local pub called Peppermint Bay
    The village is a 10mins walk through forest and along the foreshore

    Visits of about two weeks are ideal but flexible

    There are several other Workaway hosts locally, Bruny Island and Cygnet, so you have a chance to meet like minded travelers and there are many places of interest in the vicinity.
    I would be happy to assist with information to further your travels in around Tasmania.

    The following photos give an idea of the property, the helpers bungalow & breakfast/lunch area, dinners and some of the various jobs the helpers help us with.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help


    Tasks include:
    Planting seedlings.
    Helping to maintain the veggie garden.
    Weeding, but I practice the no dig, much mulch technique to keep the weeds at bay.
    Helping in the production such as chopping fruit and vegetables, bottling/packaging and labeling the products.
    Assistance with the Saturday morning Salamanca Market including setting up & packing down the stall and helping to serve customers.
    Otherwise, hopefully, fun.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    Semi self contained bungalow overlooking the vegie garden for our workers to stay.
    Within the bungalow is a double bunk and a single bunk, a T.V, heater, WiFi and a HUGE map of Tasmania.
    There is a Breakfast/Lunch relax room for the workers as well as a laundry & bathroom separate from house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many other hosts around so there is the opportunity to meet up with other like minded travelers

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


My Photo Album

Picking Blackcurrants.
A Worker labeling the food products.
A BBQ with Locals & Workers down by the creek.
Setting up at the Salamanca Market.
One of our Workers picking snow peas for dinner.
One of Workers watering the seedlings.
One of our Workers bundled and hung up the garlic to store.
Coring & peeling apples to make chutney.
One of our Workers digging up potatoes for dinner.
Cooking up dinner in the house.
Bill building a Greenhouse for our seedlings.
The Workers bungalow overlooking the vegie garden.
Breakfast and Lunch room with basic cooking facilities
View from house across D'Entrecasteau Channel with Bruny Island on horizon
Picnic by the creek.

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