Join us for simple living. Learn butchery, cheesemaking, hide tanning and help looking after all the animals on the far south coast of NSW, Australia



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 Estancia mínima:  Al menos una semana

  • Descripción


    We are a young couple who keep dairy goats on a small farm in the Bega Valley. We make cheese from the milk, do our own butchery and slaughter, make haggis from the offal and tan the hides. Our farm is 24 acres, about half pasture and half woodland. There are also a couple hundred fruiting trees here: apple, pear, quince, plum, apricot, olive, carob, mulberry, fig, citrus and others. We keep a small garden and some chickens. We are most inspired by Masanobu Fukuoka’s natural farming.

    We can teach goat husbandry, cheesemaking, butchery, meat preservation, tanning, soap making, spinning, weaving, knitting, scything, knife sharpening, piano, and plant and animal breeding.

    Living here at the moment are two (sometimes three) humans, nine milking does (Anglo Nubians and Toggenburgs), two bucks, a dozen kids, ten chickens, two cats and a dog. We are both quite social and we have a lovely local community.

    Every now and then we kill and butcher our own animals. We like to use every part of the animal and celebrate their life. We are adventurous offal-eaters, and we tan the hides and make soap from the fat.

    Living is simple here. There is no conventional house, but there is an undercover outdoor kitchen. There are three small cabins and a large tent for accommodation. We have no running hot water, we cook mostly with fire, bathing is with a bucket and flannel, we use a compost loo, and there is no heating. We favour simple technology in our life (we sold our tractor and have no intention of buying a chainsaw).

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cuidado de animales

  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    We are very interested in traditional crafts and can share what we have learnt about things like tanning hides, making soap, scything, spinning wool etc.

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • Ayuda


    We need help looking after all the animals - milking and feeding the goats and moving their electric fencing every 1-3 days. There are plenty of jobs to do in the orchard and garden - pruning, scything, sowing seeds, making new beds etc. There is cleaning up to do around the property from previous owners, and repair work to infrastructure and fencing. We also would love a hand in the kitchen with cooking and washing up; one of us has ongoing wrist injuries that make such things difficult.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Alemán: Intermedio

  • Alojamiento


    Accommodation for one in a small, cosy cabin. Bathroom facilities are shared - there is an outdoor compost loo and a separate cabin for washing in. Please note the living situation is simple. There is no shower and no running hot water. The cabin does have electricity. There is also a large tent for accommodation.

    Kitchen is semi-outdoors, just a roof between two cabins. Cooking and meals are shared and we cook on fire.

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    The local area is absolutely beautiful and there is plenty to see and do. Beaches are 30 mins away. Nearest town is Cobargo. There is some public transport although not very frequent.

    The only internet access is via a phone with a hotspot, so if you can't use your own phone we can only offer you very limited internet use.

    It is difficult for us to accommodate strict vegetarians. We do not eat a lot of meat, but we use our own lard for cooking and often add small amounts of preserved meat to meals. All meat is either from our own property and killed by us or from friends' with similar ethics.

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    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 632182557127