Organic Status: Certified organic
The main house is a family home on a large farm located amongst tranquil bush settings. 18km from town and shops. Pick up and drop off can be arranged. Lots of wildlife as well as farm animals including miniature pigs, donkeys, chickens, cattle and honeybees.
Large fresh water swimming hole with rainforest and pristine creeks to explore.
I have WIFI but no mobile coverage.
If your interested there is a Yoga class offered Wednesday evenings. Happily catering to A broad dietary need.
Laundry facilities available.
The toilet is a composting toilet ajoining the house.
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
You will be warmly welcomed into my family and household.
You will have the opportunity to get your hands dirty and feel earthed (gloves provided if need be)
You will see where food comes from and taste it straight from garden to plate.
You will find peaceful time to enjoy nature read a book of explore the beautiful environment.
I will do my very best to feed you wholesome and delicious meals.
The beautiful river within view from the house is the highlight of the experience.
I look forward to meeting you and hearing your story.
On the farm I grow Certified Organic Garlic, Ginger & Tumeric. I have an ever growing fruit & vegetable garden utilising permaculture practices. There is also an ongoing bush regeneration project alongside the river bank.
An agreement of approximately four hours of working in exchange for all meals and accommodation. Duties include farm work ( we try and keep it interesting ) and general housework.
A clean room with bunk beds is available. Linen provided. There is also a double bed in a studio if need be.
The property is large with lots of space so those who maybe more adventurous are of course welcome to pitch a tent.
Bellingen has a strong affinity with the arts and is home to numerous festivals: the popular Global Carnival (often known simply as " The Global"), the Bellingen Jazz and Blues Festival, Camp Creative, the Bellingen Music Festival (classical music) and the Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival, held for the first time in 2011. The first and original festival, an annual event, was the Azalea Festival, which included a procession of floats, the local brass band and pipeband, and various community organisations marching down Hyde Street to the cheers and applause of the spectators.
Bellingen also hosts the twice yearly Plant Fairs as a fundraiser for the Bellingen Environment Centre. These fairs attract many thousand visitors to the town and the 70+ stall-holders provide information and sell bushland-friendly Australian native, food-bearing and landscape plants and heirloom seeds, garden equipment, furniture and supplies to provide local food, habitat for native birds and animals, and enhance the natural beauty of the landscape.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week