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Maroochy River
All Year: all year
Area (ha): 12
Persons: 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 27218
Region: Queensland

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Last Updated: May 1, 2017

Our Farm:
We own and operate a small Macadamia Nut farm in Yandina. We are making every effort to be organic, environmental and sustainable, so we are using natural means of soil fertility and remineralisation practices.
We are aiming for semi self sufficiency and creating a green corridor for the many and varied wild life that we have on the property. We have 7 acres of rainforest and 1 km of creek, so there are many nice spots for relaxing and enjoying nature and watching the abundant wild life.

Harvest starts in April, so we need help preparing the orchard and this year we are going to hand harvest.

2 hours per day:
You supply your own van, and do your own meals.

4 hours per day:
You supply your own van, we supply meals.

5 hours per day:
We supply accommodation. All meals supplied. You make breakfast and lunch yourself. If you like cooking, help is appreciated for the evening meal. If you love cooking, you can take charge! Vegetarian can be accommodated, but we eat meat.

The HelpX room is a detached cabin not far from the house. There is a fire pit and outside table setting, and kangaroos greet you most mornings.

We have chickens, ducks, aviary birds and a house cat. Aiming for dairy goats, but need to build accommodation for them. We have several native bee hives for pollination. And currently have 40+ European bee hives brought in to take advantage of the macadamia trees in flower. Recently we have put several nesting boxes for owls to encourage them to the farm, being natural predators for vermin. There are many birds, from small finches and honeyeaters to large parrots. Plenty of kangaroos in the paddocks and an occasional wallaby. There are goannas and lace monitors.

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