Small Permaculture Farm in the Hills on the Edge of Perth, Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi

    We live on a 5 acres farm in rolling hills on the northern edge of Perth, near a national park that is a delight for bushwalkers. We work hard but also have fun each night around the fire drinking wine and talking and lots of stories.

    We have chickens, cats and dogs (we breed Mini Schnauzers), plus as you can see, we are building the crazy "Witch's house"

    Meg is into Permaculture. Graeme is into car restoration, building with wood and metal. Both of us love entrepreneurship and run businesses from home.

    Accommodation is basic, in our partly completed house - comfy bed, lights, good Wifi, and power but not much more. The toilet is a rustic composting type, not for the delicate person.

    We really enjoy having backpackers stay. You guys are so interesting!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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

    Our property is situated 10 minutes drive from the local town, Bullsbrook, and 1 hour drive from the middle of Perth. Local public transport is a bus that runs a few times a day and connects to the Perth train network. There is the possibility of using one of our cars for sane, competent drivers :)

    We have great WiFi too! The food and wine is tops...

  • Help

    Help

    During the Aussie summer it's hot, so main help is watering the gardens, feeding the chickens, cooking, cleaning up and sometimes caring for puppies. Occasionally there may be also "cool" under cover building jobs on our strawbale house project depending on your interest and what we are up to at the time.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We offer an old but comfy caravan for accommodation, a cool, clean basement, and an underground bunker if preferred, and we all eat together. Owing to one recent backpacker who left after just one night because she "didn't like bugs" and said our listing was misleading in this regard, we thought it wise to clarify: Our basement lacks a sealed door, so it is possible for the odd beetle or whatever to get into the room now and then. In addition, we have a basic, outside composting toilet that might scare some people! But you can have a nice shower every night and all the normal amenities. Most backpacker-type adventurers love it here :).

    We will pay daily rate for good couple

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is the famous Swan Valley with many cafes, chocalatiers, wineries etc not far away. It is also just a few hours from tourist attractions such as the New Norcia monastery, the Pinnacles, Cohuna Wildlife Park, the Maze and water playground, and Perth and Fremantle of course. We also occasionally make a small car available for use by visitors.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day (max 25 hours/week)

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