Biodynamic and organic gardening in Lima East, Victoria, Australia



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  • Description


    Activities include setting up wicking beds, organic and biodynamic food production and preservation, general farm duties, yoga, bushwalking... Plus more.

    You will have the opportunity to work in a household garden at Chateau De'Lima (a.k.a 'The Cottage') learning as we create new food and herb gardens utilising sustainable organic and biodynamic methods.

    Regular yoga practice is a part of this lifestyle with classes on Tuesdays at 6pm and Wednesday at 6:30pm in towns nearby. Visitors are most welcome to join me in my morning yoga practice also...

    NSI. Children b.a Mixed but mostly vegetarian meals. Cooking and household duties shared. Strictly no commercial body care products to be used at this address - including the spray on stinky stuff :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This is a practical, hands on lifestyle experience with a bit of everything. Biodynamic and organic gardening methods, low water use gardening, seed saving, food production and preservation for the home gardener.

  • Help


    There are general household and garden activities at the cottage, and some help with farm jobs such as fencing, tree-planting for ecosystem regeneration and wildlife corridors (winter), ongoing small building projects and landscaping...

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    German: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Camping outdoors in your own tent, or we have limited in house accommodation best suited to couples or travel buddies. We can supply a tent if needed.

    Substantial main meals will be provided. Please bring some of your own snacks in case you get hungry between meals. Food is primarily vegetarian. Special dietary requirements by negotiation.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are plenty of beautiful places nearby to ride a bike, go bushwalking, canoeing at Lake Nillacootie or watch a film at the Swanpool Community Cinema on weekends. Art galleries and local history museums located in nearby towns. Relax, read a book, do some yoga, swim in the local creek... And more.

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    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.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 223683518449