ABOUT OUR ISLAND: Imagine a landscape with no power poles, no sealed roads and no shopping strips. Only 65kms from Melbourne. The 82 residents on the island live under very special circumstances. With no local government, no churches, no mains electricity or water and not even a policeman, self-sufficiency is a necessity. The lack of infrastructural development makes this colony a curious phenomenon lost in time. Beautiful native flora and fauna, rarely seen elsewhere, flourish here. National Park covers approximately 70% of the island and boasts the most dense disease-free koala population in the world, not to mention 260 bird species, 600 plant species and 100 native orchids. It is not only listed in the Register of the National Estate, but has also received the highest rating from the National Trust, a classification reserved exclusively for parts of the physical environment considered to be essential to the heritage of Australia. If you love nature, you’ll love it.
Our company is set up to solve 80% of the worlds environmental problems through a biodynamic organic ecosystems. In addition we have women's retreat to help them be free from depression and anxiety and the owner has wrote a book for feminine freedom.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
We need help with the farm and developing our eco project and women's retreats. We need help in many areas, including the farm, maintenance and demostic chores and cooking and your creativity abilities will be appreciated. Please contact us and we can send you more information of the present jobs we have and what we expect from our volunteers. We are delighted that you have chosen to visit us, and we greatly look forward to working together with you. We provide meals and accommodation in return for 4 1/2 hours to 5 hours volunteering per day.
Accommodation may be enjoyed in carpeted and cosy 2-person bunkrooms
GETTING TO OUR ISLAND: The Eco Farm is located on the southeast coast of French Island. During the scenic 20-minute drive from the main seaboard jetty at Tankerton, visitors pass through undulating hills being grazed by sheep, cattle, and horses. Passenger ferries depart regularly from Stony Point (near Crib Point and Hastings on the Mornington Peninsula), or Cowes on Phillip Island, either of which can be reached by road or train. A barge service also operates from Corinella, near the Bass Highway, to transport vehicles onto the island.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
5 hours a day