Biodynamic permaculture farm in New South Wales, Australia



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    We live on a beautiful 100 acre property halfway between Sydney and Canberra. Here we operate a 5 acre vineyard (4000 vines) of predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot varieties. There is also a 6000 litre aquaponics system and a greenhouse which grows produce all year round. We operate on biodynamic and permaculture principles, and are passionate about growing healthy soils, plants, and produce. There is always plenty to do here, and we are constantly researching and implementing new holistic farm practices.
    We grow much of our own food and we like to eat a healthy diet which includes lots of vegetables and some fish and meat. We do not have sweets and sugary drinks available, and pasta and desserts are not often on the menu. We prefer to host people who enjoy a healthy and varied diet.
    Due to our rural location this is a perfect getaway for anyone wishing to recharge and rejuvenate in a stunning natural environment. There are plenty of nature walks throughout the area, kangaroos and wallabies galore, and so many different types of birds, we haven't managed to identify them all yet!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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 have travelled extensively and lived in the UK and Hong Kong. We enjoy learning about other cultures and cuisines and usually ask our workawayers to cook some of their favourite dishes during their stay. We are passionate about growing nutrient dense food and rejuvinating the land and will be running workshops to teach people how to do this in our climate.

  • Help


    We are always looking for help with a range of projects on the go at any one time, from building dry stone walls, to preparing garden beds, planting trees, vineyard work and more.
    During August and September, we are pruning the vineyard and preparing it for this years production, as well as spring vegetable planting for the summer bounty.
    We do attend various local farmers markets most weekends, where we sell our wines and seasonal produce.
    Being able to work unsupervised is a bonus and if you have had any previous experience working on the land that would be great.
    We prefer people to stay with us for a minimum of 2-3 weeks and longer stays (up to 6 weeks maximum) will be considered once we have met you. We do not normally take anyone over Christmas and January (20th December to 26th January) as it gets unpleasantly hot but we could be persuaded if you have skills that we would appreciate.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have two spare bedrooms in a wing of the house, both with double beds, and access to a bathroom. Meals are shared.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located 10 minutes drive from the Bungonia Gorge, which is a popular tourist campsite, and has great walks, caves, and canyoning. Goulburn is our nearest town and is 30 minutes drive away and we go into town 1-2 times per week. There are some beautiful walks and scenery around the area, and it is a quiet location for a getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life.

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    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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

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    Hours expected

    25 hours per week (4-5 hours per day) usually Monday-Friday

Host ref number: 968967662946