Low impact living on a permaculture small farm in tiny house and converted stables in Campbells Creek, Australia

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Australia

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  • last activity

    Last activity

    20/07/2020

 
  2022 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Permaculture small farm on 1 acre [0.4Ha]. Tiny house and converted stables. Ian and I are 50-something years old with adult children who live nearby. We are sharing with a permanent tenant. We eat from our garden and other local food every day. 9 chickens and 2 dogs. Lots of birds and kangaroos. We are in an emerging eco-neighbourhood on the edge of the vibrant town of Castlemaine, and 5km from train station with easy access to Melbourne. Lots of great walks and cycle rides. Great network of earthy people in the area.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • 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

    HORTICULTURE - We are happy to share our knowledge about orchard and veg production, as long as you are willing to get your hands dirty.
    FOOD PROCESSING - Learn to cook with local ingredients and preserve foods and make fermented foods such as kefir, sauerkraut and condiments.
    COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT - We can also talk about how we are building up community relationships in an area where there are many new houses and new residents.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    Help us with harvesting - and eating - fruit and vegetables this autumn. Daily routine of feeding chickens and dogs, harvesting produce and preparing gardens for winter crops. We are experienced and happy to train you as long as you are willing to get your hands dirty. You can learn to preserve foods and make fermented foods such as kefir, sauerkraut and kombucha. You would also work with us to help our neighbours in their gardens as well. Firewood collecting and compost making occasionally. Pruning and caring for fruit trees. Mulching.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You have your own hand-built wooden tiny house with sleeping loft, desk and chair. We share a kitchen and many outdoor living spaces. Usually a Futon but softer mattress available. Compost toilet and very basic bathroom facilities. Free wifi.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are on the edge of the vibrant town of Castlemaine, one of Australia's most Eco-conscious towns, and 5km from station with easy access to Melbourne. Lots of great walks and cycle rides. We can lend you a bicycle and recommend walks and cafes. Also small independent cinema in town, and many music venues; open every day.

  • 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

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week




Host ref number: 423724898941