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Meander
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 39Ha
Persons: six or more
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 42196
Region: Tasmania

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Last Updated: October 19, 2017

HI HELPERS! WELCOME TO JOHN'S CRAZY FUN FACTORY!!!
I live in a beautiful isolated Tasmanian mountain valley surrounded by world heritage rain forest and some VERY TALL Trees!(but not as big as the Hinoki trees at ALiShan in Taiwan!!!)
Most of my property is a nature reserve, but I have a 2 Hectare orchard, berry garden and vegetable garden. The possums, wallabies and birds eat most of these (trees included!) so we live on ice cream and chocolate biscuits instead! Please come and help us eat the biscuits so I don't get too fat!
I have been a host with WWOOF (Willing Workers On Organic Farms) for 12 years and I have had more than 700 fabulous, lovely, wonderful woofer volunteers stay with me. Many of them have come back for second, third…or even 10th visits!!!!!
Work involves gardening, fruit picking, pruning, tree planting,reading Tolstoy's WAR AND PEACE to the chickens, weeding the nature reserves, firewood collecting wood splitting and some construction eg Bridge!!. I show everyone how to use an axe properly and my champion wood splitters are all girls!
These same girls (mainly from Japan, Germany, Taiwan and China) also built a 20 metre bridge over a river....which we just rebuilt after a HUGE flood last year!!!(see photos)
Don't worry if your English isn't so good, I will speak slowly and plainly for you. I am very patient with people and I can show you many work skills. I love my volunteers…I don't expect miracles…but they often give them to me.
I have a piano and you are free to play it
There is internet near my house which you can use.
If you love cooking you are welcome to cook!
I also take my volunteers to climb mountains, see waterfalls, beautiful caves, a wildlife park to see Tasmanian Devils and to beautiful beaches ,even to a free chocolate tasting factory !
I do ask that my volunteers come with travel insurance that will cover their activities on my property.
I can speak a little Nihongo, Korean, German, French, and even less Mandarin! Ha!ha! But there are usually volunteers with me who can help!

Français :
Je vis au milieu des forêts et montagnes de Tasmanie, entouré par des « World Heritage Forests », et la plupart des forêts de ma propriété sont des réserves naturelles.
J’ai un petit verger d’arbres fruitiers ainsi qu’un jardin potager.
J’adore avoir des helpers restant quelque temps chez moi. J’aime avoir 4 à 6 personnes… plus de fous on est, plus on rit !
Le travail ici est assez tranquille. J’essaie de faire en sorte qu’il y ait de fréquentes pauses cafés, et que le travail se déroule dans la bonne humeur. Je suis très patient avec les gens et je vous apprendrai à faire des tas des choses come couper du bois ou encore utiliser des outils pour la construction.
J’ai été un hôte “Willing Workers on Organic Farms (WWOOF)” durant 12 ans, et eu plus de 600 volontaires restant chez moi. Grâce à cela, je me suis fait de nombreux amis.
J’amène mes helpers en voiture découvrir des parcs d’animaux sauvages, des montagnes, des cascades d’eau, des plages, des usines à chocolat, ou encore des fermes de miel.
C’est pour moi un honneur de recevoir des volontaires. Ici, vous serez traités avec considération.

Chinese:
The following was our Chinese translation.....but!!!!Computers are computers eh? Helpx can't help...so no Chinese, Nihongo,Hangeul, or any other language that isn't written with ENGLISH letters... Asian language speakers, please come anyway! Cheers from John

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Don't you just LOVE it!!! I never thought Chinese was so easy to learn! ha!Ha! Wau schrl bandan!! Ha!Ha!

Future translations coming up soon...maybe in Inglish...errr...English letters!!!.

OK PLEASE COME!WELCOME TO THE FUN FACTORY!!!!!
Cheers, John

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