Come and learn some permaculture techniques in action in a laid back home. Queensland, Australia



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  • Description


    We are Ian and Carla. We moved to our 7 acre hobby farm in Kobble Creek Queensland 5 years ago just after we got married. We have been working on it to make it abundant. We don't have any children, rather 3 awesome dogs. We also have a galah, 2 ducks, 3 geese, 3 cows, 12 chickens, native bees, honey bees and 3 guinea fowl.

    We enjoy the peace and quiet and use our minds on the orchard/vegetable patch/beekeeping etc which is vastly different to our day jobs. We are looking for some help to continue/start some projects. We try to eat what we grow - we have a young orchard, vegetable gardens, honey from bees, eggs from our chickens and our own cows keep up our meat supplies.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Carla has completed her Permaculture Design Certificate under Geoff Lawton. You'll be able to see some permaculture techniques in action and learn from experience and discussion.

    We also have cows, ducks, geese, chicken, dogs and bees on our 7 acres property. You will have the opportunity to learn about care for these animals.

  • Help


    We have set up a permaculture orchard/food forest. It is still very young (2-3yrs old) and we need some help with maintaining it (eg. weeding, whipper snipping, mowing, mulching, irrigation etc). As part of the orchard we had swales built and unfortunately 1 swale has blown out due to an error on the spillway of the dam. We are keen to get help to fix this and also hear suggestions on the best way to approach it.

    Also, we are wanting to embark on improving the vegetable gardens. We have thought up a design however, really keen to hear others thoughts and perspectives. This project will include weeding, whipper snipping, mulching, irrigation and setting up a seedling shed.

    We don't use any pesticides.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    We live in a Queensland style house. You'll have your own bedroom and the main bathroom will be available to you as we have our own ensuite. Our kitchen will also be available and has all the items you'd expect for your use (eg oven, microwave, stock, fridge & freeze etc). There is an indoor lounge and dining area and an outside deck.

    We live on a 7 acre property so plenty of space to have to yourself/ves.

    We can provide breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live 50min - 1hour from Brisbane city. The closest towns are Dayboro (7mins) and Samford (15mins). Both Dayboro and Samford have great coffee shops, grocery shopping facilities etc. They are small relaxed towns to enjoy.

    There is no public transport where we are so you'll need your own car to get around should you want to get out and about.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • 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

Everyone relaxing on the deck, including our galah, Bonnie
The view to the east from our deck of one of our two dams which is the home to our Indian Runner ducks and geese
Your bathroom
Your bathroom
Your bedroom
Your bedroom
Your bedroom
A newer photo of the orchard with the chickens and geese out and about (western side of the house)
Another view of the orchard (western side of the house)
Our backyard with a view of our veggie patch (northern side of the house)
The veggie patch during during pea season
The rest of our family
The early days of our orchard (swales)
Our home (taken from the South, looking North)
Host ref number: 962191775448