Amazing Organic Self-sufficient Farm in Victoria's Central Highlands, Australia



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  • Beschreibung


    Host Farm • Garden Kitchen & Cooking School

    The house was conceived by us as a self-sufficient 20-acre farm through which we can learn, develop and hone our paddock to plate skills. Overall, we have created a place where we can share our interests and knowledge with people that love animals, gardening and cooking. We have conceived this special place that can support the interest of many and a community of like-minded people.

    With Trace's overnight of all things Agricultural, you will get to develop some active skills in gardening, farm management through to animal husbandry. With (my) Ronnen's love of cooking, there is always produce that needs to preserved be it cheese making with our own milk through to pickling and jams. Entertaining and meeting people is something we love doing.

    Although not a certified Organic Farm, we continue to hone traditional subsistence farming methods that look at seasonal, full-cycle productions of Meat, Poultry and Vegetables; through composting, worm farming and sustainable agriculture. The farming systems allow us to produce the majority of our food requirements; which we channel into a variety of Salumi, Cheeses; as well as Preserves, Pickles, Cordials and Jams.

    Our farm at Elevated Plains is 10mins from Daylesford or even close to Hepburn Springs. Daylesford Hepburn region has an amazing history dating back to the Gold-rush Era where Chinese, Italian Swiss & Germans brought elements of culture to our region – making it interesting, diverse and rich . So there are some many things from Mineral Springs to Museums, Producers Markets etc. to explore. It is also a region very accepting of people from many different backgrounds and has a strong LGBTQ community.

    Our happy family bridges: 2x Cairn Terriers + 2x Maremma Sheep Dogs, a Breeding Wessex Saddle-back Sow + Berkshire Black Boar; Poultry + Ducks + Geese; as well as 2x Dairy Cows.

    We blessed with stunning views and the ability to connect with the seasons; affording us the ability to watch the weather change. We have a beautiful architecturally designed hime with comfortable lodgings, and can accomodate singles and couples with their own private quarters.

    The house is 10 mins by Car or 35 mins cycling from Daylesford. And; 7 min by Car or 20 mins cycling from Hepburn Springs. Bicycles available to Workaway guests. Our nearest train-stations are Castlemaine or Ballan, which are an hour or so from Melbourne.

    We would love to hear more about what you would like to learn and experience... and gain from your visit to Daylesford, Australia.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Betreuung von Tieren

  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    You will benefit from a balanced farm life – sustainable living, in a truly beautiful setting. We have amazing array of animals and pets that are cute and friendly. Along the way you will have the opportunity to meet some amazing people doing similar things to us and participate/help running some of participatory classes.

  • Projekte mit Kindern

    Projekte mit Kindern

    Dieses Projekt schließt möglicherweise den Umgang mit Kindern ein. Mehr Informationen findest du in unseren Verhaltensregeln und Tipps hier.

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    As a working farm, it would be beneficial that people coming to stay have a strong interest in one or all of the following: Animal care, Gardening & Farming maintenance &/or Cooking and Food Preservation. We have a broad range of skill that we can impart to those interested.

    Daily tasks and chores will generally start early, 7.00am running through to mid-morning with a break. Core task(s) for the day may involve manual labour and some physical work.

    Tasks could include:
    _Daily feeding of Animals
    _Milking of Cows
    _Gardening: Seed-raising to propagation, composting, mulching, weeding and more...
    _Cleaning & preparation of Animal Sheds and bedding
    _Cleaning and Farm organisation
    _Light Machinery use (if comfortable with equipment) i.e. Moving & Snippering
    _Food preparation/preserving i.e.. Jams, Fruit Bottling, Labelling, etc.

    Tasks/Duties however will be fashioned according to the skills and interest of each Workaway guest.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Englisch: Fließend

  • Unterkunft


    We have two settings to accommodate Workaway guests. A self-contained bunk room with a queen-size bed; the other a bunk unit with two single beds + and a queen-size bed. Both have plenty of natural light and storage, as well as electric blankets in winter to make them cozy. We can accomodate Singles and Couples.

    Guest will also have use of an impressive Farmhouse Kitchen, we on some accessions we may share a family meal. Wi-fi is also available to all guests.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    Set in picturesque Elevated Plains, 15 mins from Daylesford and 7 mins from Hepburn Springs. The Goldfields or Central Highlands have much to explore in terms of interesting townships from Ballarat & Bendigo to Maldon, Kynenton and Castlemaine. There is much history to explore, list natural mineral springs and our renown spas to some beautiful bush walks.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Platz für Wohnmobile.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Korrekte Angaben im Profil: (5.0)

Kultureller Austausch: (5.0)

Kommunikation: (5.0)

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 687543291526