We live on a beautiful 15 hectare property amongst the rolling hills of the mighty Mersey river, northwest of Deloraine. I am an owner builder ( carpenter and joiner) with extensive solar power, abundant orchard of fruit, nuts and berries, providing year round scrumptious, mouth watering delicacies. We have a productive vegetable garden, house cow, laying hens and 2 vibrant teenage boys.
Our interests are in sustainable living and in nurturing a respect for mother earth.
We have a farm business welcoming guests into our self contained accommodation and offer workshops in all things sustainable.
During your stay you can help with harvesting, preserving, gardening, building projects, general home and farm maintenance, and laying back enjoying the tranquility of this harmonious sanctuary.
Close by you can enjoy nice walks, great views and swimming in the local river. Lots of wildlife share this home with us including platypus.
More recently I'm currently a practicing practitioner in a mind-body tapping based healing process called Fastereft...Im always very happy to share this process with you if your interested.
Long term staying helpers are welcome!
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
Travelers to our farm will learn, about permaculture design principles... organic and bio-dynamic ways to grow there own fruit and vegetables... ecologically sustainable ways of living is our primary way of life...philosophy and psychology are keen interests of mine as are natural therapies and healing with a tapping (acupressure) based mind -body modality.
We have an established (29 years) permaculture property using bio-dynamic and organic practices in growing our orchard, gardens and animals..we always need help with gardening and orchard care, as we'll as fruit and berry picking, bottling and preserving...help with cleaning , as well as the morning feeding of the farm animals....At times we have some building jobs on the go around the farm ,occasional grass cutting, hay stacking, firewood collecting and stacking and general maintenance of fences and buildings and garden beds.
We offer an octagonal studio room and another bedroom separate, yet close to the house . Or if you prefer, a rustic cabin a little further away ....
We provide fresh, mostly organic and wholesome food. We all prepare our own breakfast and lunch with produce supplied, whilst we share a cooked evening meal together. We encourage help with cooking and cleaning up after meals..
Locally we have a beautiful river down the road for swimming in summer and scenic walks in nature all around us. Platypus are common sights in the river. Our farm has plenty of wildlife including wallabies, echidna's, possum's, lizards and lots of bird life. A short walk will take you to 360 degree views of the local mountains and surrounding country side.
We can pick you up from the local Deloraine bus stop if needed and we do have Wi-Fi available.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week