Help with harvesting, cooking, preserving, gardening, building projects, general home and farm maintenance, Tasmania, Australia




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  • Description


    We live on a beautiful 15 hectare property amongst the rolling hills of the mighty Mersey river, northwest of Deloraine. I am an owner builder ( carpenter and joiner) with extensive solar power, abundant orchard of fruit, nuts and berries, providing year round scrumptious, mouth watering delicacies. We have a productive vegetable garden, house cow, laying hens and 2 vibrant teenage boys.
    Our interests are in sustainable living and in nurturing a respect for mother earth.
    We have a farm business welcoming guests into our self contained accommodation and offer workshops in all things sustainable.

    During your stay you can help with harvesting, preserving, gardening, building projects, general home and farm maintenance, and laying back enjoying the tranquility of this harmonious sanctuary.
    Close by you can enjoy nice walks, great views and swimming in the local river. Lots of wildlife share this home with us including platypus.

    More recently I'm currently a practicing practitioner in a mind-body tapping based healing process called Fastereft...Im always very happy to share this process with you if your interested.

    Long term staying helpers are welcome!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • 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

    Travelers to our farm will learn, about permaculture design principles... organic and bio-dynamic ways to grow there own fruit and vegetables... ecologically sustainable ways of living is our primary way of life...philosophy and psychology are keen interests of mine as are natural therapies and healing with a tapping (acupressure) based mind -body modality.

  • Help


    We have an established (29 years) permaculture property using bio-dynamic and organic practices in growing our orchard, gardens and animals..we always need help with gardening and orchard care, as we'll as fruit and berry picking, bottling and with cleaning , as well as the morning feeding of the farm animals....At times we have some building jobs on the go around the farm ,occasional grass cutting, hay stacking, firewood collecting and stacking and general maintenance of fences and buildings and garden beds.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We offer an octagonal studio room and another bedroom separate, yet close to the house . Or if you prefer, a rustic cabin a little further away ....
    We provide fresh, mostly organic and wholesome food. We all prepare our own breakfast and lunch with produce supplied, whilst we share a cooked evening meal together. We encourage help with cooking and cleaning up after meals..

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Locally we have a beautiful river down the road for swimming in summer and scenic walks in nature all around us. Platypus are common sights in the river. Our farm has plenty of wildlife including wallabies, echidna's, possum's, lizards and lots of bird life. A short walk will take you to 360 degree views of the local mountains and surrounding country side.
    We can pick you up from the local Deloraine bus stop if needed and we do have Wi-Fi available.

  • 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

    There is a power boosted aerial to receive good Telstra coverage.Whilst we can share some data on our satellite broadband service,we recommend that workawayers have there own data plans on a Telstra service

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a few different places to park a camper/motor home for your own privacy and comfort.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 771641489517