Living the good life on our permaculture designed farm in the hills overlooking the Huon River, Tasmania, Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    We live on 15 acres in the hills overlooking the Huon River. The property features many practical examples of permaculture design including food forests and intensive gardens. Our home is a solar passive with a large vegetable garden, mixed fruit orchard, hazelnut orchard and goats. I am passionate about regenerative agriculture and am working towards setting up a small scale demonstration farm to share with others. We are also building tiny houses on trailers to diversify our income. Living on a property that is beautiful and harmonious is important to us, especially when it is both our workplace and our home.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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

    We love sharing our simple lifestle with others and if desired, share our knowldege on permaculture at a farm level. We also love to hear of your lives and experience and to learn from you.

  • Help

    Help

    Help is needed to move cattle and goats in our regenerative grazing system, plant and harvest vegetables and fruit, feeding hens and collecting eggs, planting fruit trees and food forest plants, fencing, building 2 very small bridges, fitting out (insulating and lining) a new volunteer accommodation bus, mulching orchards......painting cool designs on the buses!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Helpers sleep in a large and clean bus, or the house depending on the weather and volunteer numbers. We eat meals together at the house. We have a mixed diet (some of us eat meat, some don't).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The Huon River is only a km away. It is a great river for swimming, kayaking and rowing. There are lovely bushwalks around us. There are buses to Hobart and to the south very close by.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    My internet is adequate for those wishing to work online in their spare time.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have plenty of space of campervans and caravans although no electricity is available in these areas

  • 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

Dexter cattle being strip grazed to regenerate the land in the hazelnut orchard
Lola our chicken guardian dog
We buy jersey heifers in spring to graze ahead of the chickens, then sell them as future house cows.
Our sheep are on holiday with the children at the moment
We had a pastured egg business where the hens live in paddocks by day, and safely in mobile houses at night. We just have a few now but they are still in the paddocks
Hannah and Mary-Lou control weeds on the farm
Bush walks a short bus or car ride away
The Huon River is only 1 km from the farm. We enjoy kayaking, rowing, swimming and sailing there.

Host ref number: 552453918728