Learn about regenerative agriculture, syntropic farming and permaculture in Doonan, Queensland, Australia

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  • Last activity: 28/01/2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    We are in our 60's & 70's with a rescue Australian Cattle Dog, Tom (8 yrs) and have been back on the property for nearly 8 years. We describe ourselves as Contemporary Peasants and enjoy living a simple, minimalist life so you need to be OK with a (private) outdoor shower and short walk through the garden to your toilet. We enjoy chatting with visitors over meals and love to learn and share new ideas or experiences with adults of any age. (Our property has an un-fenced dam and no boundary fences)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Dave is a past Permaculture Teacher and willing to offer training to anyone keen to increase their knowledge of Permaculture systems. We have been hosting helpers since 2015 and receive great feedback about our property, food, location and company.

  • Help


    We are a laid-back but hard working couple who enjoy the "good life" in all its simplicity. We practice regenerative agriculture (using 2 goats and many chickens) and focus on cover crops as well as adding micro-organisms to our soil.
    We are looking for a single person or happy couple, preferably with practical skills, to assist with gardening, care of our animals and improvements to the pasture system.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We can offer spacious, light accommodation (or van parking site) and two meals/day (what we normally eat) plus access to caravan gas burner & fridge space for minimum 18 hours work a week.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Well-established Permaculture property with orchard, garden and animal systems located ten minutes from Noosa and seven minutes from (famous) Eumundi Markets. (But public transport VERY poor in this area so helpers really need to have their own car to enjoy the many local sites nearby. We have a couple of bikes but no helmets) We are non-smokers and enjoy the peace and sounds of birds in our environment. There is some outdoor space available but we definitely encourage our visitors to get out and see the sites in their spare time. We're happy to cater to Omnivores, Vegetarians and Gluten free but are not really able to accept Vegans, unless you're more Plant-based and happy to make many of your own meals. We find it easiest to start with a week trial and then discuss length of stay.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have dogs on the property but a quiet, well-behaved visiting dog is fine as long as you understand there are no fences so you would need to be visually supervising your animal at all times.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    18 hours per week, 2 days off

Host ref number: 115943323589

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