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Deep Bay
All Year: no
Area (ha): 28.3
Persons: 1-2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 11086
Region: Tasmania

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Last Updated: March 11, 2019

We enjoy hosting independent travellers, who are fit and healthy and interested in sustainable farming and living. We are only interested in hosting travellers where our place is part of a longer stay in Tasmania (ie our place is not a tourism destination for a few days' trip to Tasmania).

You will be staying in our self-contained flat, next to the house, and will be responsible for your own meals. We provide fresh fruit and vegetables from the farm and some basic food items, but you will have to buy other food items if you want them. Sometimes we will have meals together in the house. All food is vegetarian - please don't bring any meat or fish here.

We are looking for short-term stays (up to about 10 days). Longer term stays are possible if we get on well together.

Our property is in a beautiful coastal area near the small town of Cygnet, around 60 km south of Hobart. We have established a mixed organic orchard and vegetable garden area, and polytunnel greenhouse; we have small flocks of alpacas and sheep for fleece production. Sometimes we foster (look after) ponies for the local animal shelter. There are lots of birds and other wildlife. Our farm has around one-third bush (forest). Walk to the bay; swim in summer.

It can be hard work, so you need to be fit and strong, with outdoor work experience. We also have fleece processing work when the weather isn't so good, and at the moment we need help with food processing, ie making sauce, chutney etc.

Must be non-smoking, friendly but quiet, independent, responsible and willing to work. No pets.

Wireless internet access is available, but mobile phone coverage is usually poor.

Cygnet is 9 km away and has all facilities like shops, post office, library, excellent cafes and is a great community to live in/near. We have bicycles you can use, if you have travel insurance. We can give lifts to Cygnet for bus access, or if we're going in ourselves, and we enjoy taking helpers on little excursions around the local area for walks, swimming, garden visits etc.

We can collect from the bus in Cygnet, Huonville or Woodbridge.

Helpers should have travel insurance.

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