Hi! We're a family of five. I'm Debbie, my husband is Anthony, our three kids are aged 11, 10 and 3. In 2016 we sold our house in Adelaide and moved to Eudunda to live an off-grid, self sufficient lifestyle. We live on 3 acres of land in the lower mid-north (1.5 hours north of Adelaide, half way between the famous wine regions of the Barossa Valley and Clare Valley), currently in a comfortable 'shed' while we begin work on restoring the old homestead on our property. We currently live off-grid and aim grow all of the fresh produce we consume.
We love to live a low-impact, natural lifestyle by reducing our plastic use and being mindful of our impact on the environment. We do meat, but prefer to fill our diet with fresh veggies, fruit and wholefoods.
The property has some old mulberry and pear trees and since moving here we've added to the orchard. Stone fruits grow really well due to the hot summers and frosty winters.
We're active members of the community. Anthony is a volunteer firefighters in the Country Fire Service (CFS), I am an elected member of our local Council.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We love to travel. So will encourage Workaways from all parts of the world to stay with us, to teach us all about their cultures, food, living, stories, and language. We hope that we can show Workawayers a different part of the world and enjoy living with 5 easy going Aussies.
We've started renovating the old homestead on our property so are looking to host people that have construction skills or are willing to help out. Anthony is taking leave for 10 weeks to get the construction moving.
We also have a few smaller building projects that we'd like to move ahead with too, so the ability or willingness to take part in building/eco-building/carpentry work is preferable.
We have a two-berth (double bed) self contained (except toilet) caravan for accommodation. But, Workawayers are welcome to used our ensuite bathroom inside during the day. There is also a plumbed outhouse (outside toilet) for the Workwayers to use at night. The living and kitchen areas are open to the Workawayers to use. We also have tents. So if there are additional visitors, they are welcome to sleep outside.
Depending on availability, we can pick up Workawayers from Adelaide, Adelaide Airport, Gawler Railway Station or other location. We can also drop off at the end of their stay.
The local township is a 5 min drive (30 min walk) away and has most facilities (shops, pubs, doctors, pharmacy, op-shops, library). No public transport is available.
Both the Barossa (30min drive) and Clare Valley's (50min drive) are not too far away for those who love wine. The Riverland is in easy reach, too.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
The property is very open and the surrounding paddocks have sheep. We also have a dog.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week