Come and share our tranquil garden setting in beautiful southern Tasmania, Australia

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  • Letzte Aktivität: 14 Apr. 2024



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  • Beschreibung


    Our picturesque family farm is in the Derwent Valley only 35 minutes from Hobart. Here is where we produce an exciting range of hand crafted, small batch drinks and concentrates plus our award winning gourmet condiments.

    Myself (Anne) and my husband (Robert) live on the farm and manage things together. We would love help with:
    a) our large garden - picking, planting, weeding, pruning, mowing, bottling fruit and preserving in a variety of ways and
    b) small 'building' jobs. And
    c) online tasks for those with the pre-requisite experience.

    We are keen to meet new people and share our knowledge, accumulated over 40 yrs of mixed farming, gardening and running a family business; as well as ideas and tips on travel within Tasmania.

    We are on the beautiful Derwent River, so in spring and summer you can enjoy swimming, canoeing or lying on the banks of the river, or wandering through our 380ha of bush, along creek beds and ridges across a wide range of landscapes. On these walks you can see kangaroos, possums, perhaps echidnas, quolls and the beautifully coloured rosella parrots, souring eagles, kookaburras, fairy wrens and robins (to name a few).

    We are looking for enthusiastic individuals, groups or couples who are open to new challenges. Those who have experience building, landscaping and gardening would be a huge bonus - but it is not a necessity. We plan to build a fire-pit or two for sharing food around, build a little verandah onto our beautiful 'chicken coop' accommodation unit, build a frame to support more wisteria as an arched walk and other electrical, carpentry and stonemasonry tasks, including re-building our courtyard into a 'zen' feel. And if you are up for it, turning our barn loft into another accommodation facility with its expansive views across our beautiful valley - would be amazing. It would be a wonderful if you had the skills to help accelerate our projects. If not, there is always plenty to do and there is so much variety here, I am sure we can find something that will interest you.

    Having your own transport will give you more freedom, but we are always happy to run you into the local town 5 minutes away and a bicycle is provided as well. New Norfolk is a cute little town with lots to see, fabulously interesting coffee shops, all with a different 'flavour' in their presentation, other gourmet food outlets, a market and lots and lots of unique antique options where you can get lost for hours (NN is the 'antique capital of Tasmania').

    Minimum stays of one to two weeks are ideal (in order to get to know you and also so you have a full and real experience). There are a number of choices of accommodation - with separate new shower and toilet. Our latest creation is "the Coop" - our cute little converted chook shed, cosy and warm (double glazed and insulated) and set within the garden. There is a caravan next to the house, or down by the river. Or, if you prefer, you might enjoy privacy further away from the house in a converted insulated high cube shipping container, complete with own kitchenette and separate new shower and toilet facilities. You can still choose to join us to share an evening meal after the day to day activities around the home.

    Most of all, we are flexible. If you would like to use us as a base to explore southern Tasmania from, I am sure we can arrange something that works for all. Many stayers have come back for a second visit and some even a third visit!

    If you like to learn, if you help with enthusiasm to the best of your ability, we will always welcome you here. Hopefully, you will leave us with memories of great homegrown food and interesting experiences. And an insight into what it is to run a diverse farm and value added food production; having set your mark on some little project that will remain an ongoing memory of you for us, and for you of our little piece of paradise.

    ADVICE - Tasmania's climate especially outside of summer is variable, so come prepared. Bring sunblock, long sleeved shirts and sunglasses to keep out our intense sun; bring layers of clothing (lots of op shops in New Norfolk if need be), good (waterproof) boots and a jacket for the off seasons.

    Arriving mornings works best for us. I would suggest getting to Hobart one day, having a bit of a look around and then the following day catching the 9am bus to New Norfolk - we will collect you from Laskey Car Park bus stop in Pioneer Ave. We ask that you remind us the day before you arrive and give us a call when you are about to catch the bus. We are 5+/- mins away from New Norfolk.

    It takes about half an hour from airport to hobart via bus. Buses to New Norfolk are hourly till 9am - then after that - you have to go to Glenorchy to catch a bus, which is a bit more awkward for you. So arriving in am is easiest.

    Good idea to come equipped with snacks and some things to nibble on if we are busy. We provide meals and a healthy hearty evening meal - which you can help prepare, picking fruit and veg from the garden to add to the evening's creation. And once a week we bake - so you can learn to make cakes and bread if you enjoy this.

    Looking forward to an enjoyable interaction.

    Warmest Regards
    Anne and Robert

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
  • 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

    Lots to learn - and you can specialise in what takes your fancy and the season - from tending the veggie garden, the orchard, learning to propagate plants, harvesting berries, apples, pears, peaches for winter storage etc. Building and landscaping skills will be cherished and we will certainly provide a healthy home cooked meal at nights - including Annie's famous desserts. Goats, cattle and sandstone make up this mixed farm. So lots to see and enjoy and always plenty to do.

  • 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.

  • Arbeit


    The help is varied depending on the time of year and your skill set. The help will be mostly around the home vegetable patch and our spot by the river.

    Helping with landscaping, planting hedgerows & windbreaks, mulching, pruning, stone walling will always be appreciated.
    Builders or handy men will be cherished(!), as we wish to enhance every vista and create photo opportunities wherever you look. Our projects are many and varied - we would love to build a shelter by the river with BBQ facilites and a deck - so, to improve the amenity of our 'sanctuary' - a place where we swim, canoe or just sit under our willow tree to read a book when the days chores are done.

    There are also tasks to do around the farmhouse such as gardening, mowing lawns, house maintenance and renovation, helping cook healthy meals at night, feeding garden refuse to our livestock - wherever you feel you can most be of help. At the moment we have two orphan kids who need feeding twice a day.

    We are currently planting a few more mixed fruit trees, setting up winter protection for our lemon trees, adding watering systems and raising our vegetable patches so we can fit more compost in.

    There is always the daily vegetables and fruit to be picked and/or preserved.

    On a Saturday, you might like a lift to Hobart for the day. Generally our 'helpers' come in to explore Salamanca Market or the many attractions like a trip up the mountain (Mt Wellington for those less parochial than I !); Mona museum: Battery Point; the many interesting cafes and attractions in and around Hobart. It is lovely if you can help us unload and help layout our goodies for the day - and then the day is yours to do what you want for the next 6 to 8 hrs if you need. It is a great way to become familiar with some of the things Hobart has to offer, before heading home or sharing a meal with the family.

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Englisch: Fließend
    Deutsch: Grundkenntnisse

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  • Unterkunft


    Accommodation unit - there are 3 to choose from - the main one is in a simple but cosy warm cabin with very clean separate toilet and shower. Then there is a cute little caravan - a blast from the past - but the bed here is mostly suited to smaller people, so if there are two of you and you are both tall, this won't work.

    We also have a newly refurbed chook shed, called "The Coop" - we are really proud of this as it has been completed with mostly recycled materials plus cosy warm cladding and insulation. Set in the middle of the fruit and veggie garden.
    Camping - You can also camp or bring your own caravan if you prefer and sit by a camp fire (except in fire danger periods).

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    Nearby is Mt Field National Park (lots of walks and snow in the winter), or visit Mona Museum, Agrarian Kitchen, the many op shops and antique shops only minutes away are just full of hidden treasures. Swim in the river, paddle, walk thru the bush, see native animals, cockatoos, kookaburras, owls, platypus, (sometimes) and plenty of bird species, kangaroo and possums.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    We have one cabin that is suitable with wifi access, or you can connect via own phone wifi closer to the house and garden. We could even set you up down on the river if you were going to stay a length of time - adjacent to the rapids - where the light play of sun on the water and the tinkling sound of the rapids will unfortunately be such a distraction that you may never want to stop and work! You can swim in the river and then walk up the hill to the home to share a meal with us or to gather produce from our huge herb, fruit and veggie garden.

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    We would love to have you come and visit and have plenty of site opportunities - some with power - others more remote. All beautiful - we will do all we can to help make your stay as memorable as possible.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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    4 to 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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