Come and hide out in the forest, our Eco Village is waiting for you. Fryerstown, Australia.

  • Australia
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  • Last activity: 15/01/2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    We are a household of four - Cath (Mum) Hazel (15) Oscar (23)and Stewart Dad. We love to travel but find it hard to leave our lovely home, so we invite travellers into our lives instead.

    Cath and I like to do yoga at least once a week. We also help run a monthly ecstatic dance Jam called Dance Your Socks Off!!! in a small community hall. Great Fun. It is well attended by a good cross section of people who are into ecstatic dance.

    We are active members of an intentional community in Central Victoria. You can get here by catching a train from Melbourne to Castlemaine, it is a 1.5 hour trip and we will pick you up from the station.

    This intentional community designed along permaculture principles by David Holmgren. It is an eco village, home for 32 individuals ranging in age from 12 months to 83 years. We have a lake stocked with fish and an organic orchard of cherries, apples, pears and plumbs to name a few. The communally owned eucalypt forest is 330 acres. A forest that is slowly healing itself after 150 years of abuse.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

    Gardening. Forestry. Experience life in an intentional community.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    If you have a skill or passion you would like to share we would love you to bring that with you.

    It is great if you can function as part of a dynamic household, that means helping with food preparation and cleaning up etc.

    The work you will be doing really depends on the season. It could involve working in the orchard, gardening or even forestry. Sometimes work might involve work in the kitchen preserving food. You never can tell every day is different.

    We generally like people to stay for at least 10 days, That allows people to get into the rhythm of the place.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will live in our house. We have a spare bedroom. The other accommodation possibility is a small room with bunks in the barn.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4 hours a day

Host ref number: 21119276354e

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