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Koonya
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 7
Persons: 3
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 44660
Region: Tasmania

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Last Updated: December 4, 2016

I live in a 100 year old farmhouse near the sea - 5 mins walk away is a beautiful sheltered beach for swimming and snorkelling, with rock pools and fishing. Surf beaches are 1/2 hr drive away.
I have 2 grown up daughters and have had travellers staying with me for several years when I lived in Melbourne.
I have pastured free-range chickens for eggs which i sell locally and in Hobart. Inspired by Joel Salatin I have a mobile chicken shed which I move every few days.
I need help with general farm chores, painting, preparing/planting/weeding a vegetable garden/orchard area where I plan to grow garlic next year; chainsawing and collecting firewood; collecting and processing eggs and moving the chickens; planting fruit trees; landscaping, cleaning windows, vacuuming for guests, etc etc
We would work approx 9-1 then lunch, then after that free to do what you like. Some days we might work longer or start earlier then you could have all day off to go for a bush walk or whatever on another day. Im flexible. i wouldn't expect you to work Saturday or Sunday. That is in exchange for rent and food. Also I expect help with household chores like washing up and preparing evening meal etc.
If you have carpentry/building/fencing skills that would be great. I need help with converting a shed into a habitable cabin and building cupboards inside the house.
I have free wi-fi here. There is a general store a 5 minute drive away, and doctor, chemist, cafes, supermarket, swimming pool, library, church and a community house about 15 mins away in Nubeena.
A group of us have started a community music/dance night at the local hall which will continue through the year. We're also planning regular music/singing nights at each others homes. A weekly choir meets at Nubeena.
The area is well-known for beautiful scenery, a huge choice of bush walks , stunning beaches and its history.
I eat lots of seafood, meat and lots of vegetables, eggs (!), grains and beans.
Oh, there's a bus to and from Hobart each day except Sundays

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