We, Rosalba and Mark, run a certified organic farm in the beautiful Conondale Valley, Sunshine Coast Hinterland. We are 20 minutes from Maleny by car. We live in a straw bale house (which we built ourselves), which is completely off grid. Our main produce is eggs but we are slowly making inroads into growing vegetables. we adhere to permaculture principles. We also have 6 cashmere goats and 2 donkeys (guardians). We also have 2 pet pigs that we have saved. We are vegetarian but we can cater for vegans.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Travellers can experience what it is like to live off-grid. Learn about eco building and feel the comfort of living in a well insulated straw bale house. They can learn about companion planting and organic farming and experience a more compassionate way of living. Can also teach them to knit, sew, and weld.
I am needing help with setting up raised beds for the vegetables and Mark is looking for help with farm maintenance
This host offers a language exchange
I speak Italian and my husband speaks German
Double bedroom with ensuite in straw bale house.
We are surrounded by National parks, so there are plenty of walking trails. Maleny is only 20 minutes away and is a hub for local artists and top notch restaurants. You can cool off at Gardiner falls or go to Caloundra beach 45 mins away.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have the highest NBN plan possible so internet is quite good. We have wifi and every room has an internet port.
There are plenty of spaces to park a camper van or caravan. No undercover spaces available though.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 4-5 days a week