Welcome to our a spray-free food forest and establishing permaculture haven - near the beautiful Huon river, Tasmania, Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    Welcome to our a spray free food forest and establishing permaculture haven. Located near the beautiful Huon river 40 minutes South of Hobart.

    This is our 3rd spring working hard on the property and we would love to find workers that can help us develop the property. If you have knowledge or experience with permaculture farms, carpentry, eco-building, arts&crafts, gardening, landscaping, fun and creative ways to be sustainable, cooking, healing, etc... Even better!

    My name is Seb, I am a licenced builder and gardener at heart and along with my partner Camilla (photographer & rock climber to name a few) and family we have a vision of life with free abundant healthy fresh food topped off with healing stream water to drink and good community spirit. We have just had a baby ( born July 17th!) so we need help more than ever.
    We are currently designing the property and look for people open to staying longer than just a week. Most work is to be enjoyed including tree planting, earth moving, weeding, mulching, sustainable building, harvesting crops which include; raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, apples, annual vegetables and setting up a tree nursery. Having been away for a couple of months we have many of tasks, small and big. Constantly looking to improve what we started creating just over a year ago. Designing and redesigning garden beds, sowing seeds and planting for the spring, making composts, and soon when the ground is a bit dryer we will be building some exciting eco structures(e.g Earth seller)!
    Food is galore and we love activities between working such as rock climbing, acro yoga, kayaking and bushwalking. We try and tie our trips out with collecting trees, plants, fresh water and tip shop runs!
    We can offer a lot of love, respect, food, water and shelter. In exchange for some work and laughter. Peace and fresh air. see you when we are looking at you xxx :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The Watson family have lived on this property for over 25 years. You will learn about Tasmanian culture and ways, the importance of taking care of the land, creating sustainable designs in the garden as well as with building. We love to eat as healthy as possible, and are always creating yummy organic food in the kitchen, in ways that will inspire and teach.

  • Help

    Help

    We're currently needing help gardening, building structures (sheds etc...), general property maintenance and a little help in the house too would be great. If you have any knowledge regarding permaculture and sustainable ways of living we're all ears !

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Single or double Room in the main house. There is also possibly the option of a caravan.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The Huon Valley is a great location in South Tasmania, as we're close to Hobart on one side and have the Huon River, old growth Forrests, cliffs and bush walks to explore. Also just a 35min drive to Bruny Island and across the river is the culturally rich township of Cygnet.
    There are buses between Hobart and Huonville and we are happy to pick up anyone without a vehicle.
    We have a very open and loving household with people often coming and going. We expect 25 hours or work (mainly in the garden) a week and you can manage those hours however you wish. With a fair energy exchange in cleaning and cooking all should go smoothly!

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Approx 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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