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Area (ha): 48
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 43584
Region: Victoria

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Last Updated: December 17, 2019

*About Gardenfarm*
Gardenfarm is a beautiful Eden-like farm, designed as a Permaculture ecosystem, with a strong Japanese influence. Its in a glorious valley setting, with animals wandering happily, food forests and rivers, visitor cabins. Its a small community, with Farmer Bob liveing in the main house, his children and grandchildren staying in one of the cabins, and myself and my team in another. We run internship programs sponsored by Landcare, to coach new farmers in setting up their dream life, and appear often in media.

*About You*
We are looking for self-directing, observant and thoughtful travellers, over 26 years old.

*About the work*
Choose only tasks you enjoy and want to do.
-Helping Bob care for chickens, sheep, cows, and garden
-Helping Bob harvest and turn produce into pies, Kombucha, and more, for sale.
- Help us with cleaning, declutter and organising cabins, farmhouse, shed and garden, so it looks like a magazine.
- Wholefood cooking
- Graphic design
- Improving Gardenfarm's online presence.
- Photography, Pinterest and Instagram presence
- Videography and editing,
- Writing articles or feedback articles
- Helping me to get organised and on time.
- Sewing or costume making
- Declutter assistant for Cecilia's customers
- Leading any yoga or healh sessions.

*Accomodation and food*
Ladies and couples stay in the spare bedroom in my cute cabin.
Blokes or couples stay in their own cabin next door, about to be renovated, or the cute little caravan, also to be renovated.
Food is here is better than five star. Its amazing.
These days we are super-occupied, so you may need to prepare some meals for yourself or for us, eating lunch and breakfast whenever we feel like it, with a few dinner parties a week at the main farmhouse. Ingrediants are organic farm fruit and vegetables, farm raised meat, milk from Lakshmi the house cow, milked each morning. I also enjoy cooking vegan, macrobiotic, paleo and Westin Price style meals. We avoid processed food.
I'm flexible with time. 4 week stay is ideal.
Work hours are at least six hours a day, and only work you enjoy doing. You are free to decline any task, and to go out on full-day trips whenever you like.

*About me*
I work as a Permaculture Designer, mostly in Japan. Google 'Cecilia Macaulay' before you make contact so we can get aligned, chase the dream. For many years I've hosted WWOOFers at my inner-city permaculture share houses.

*To apply*
Message me with your profile that gives me a sense of your hobbies, interests, and dreams for the future. Tell me why you chose Gardenfarm, so we feel special : )

reviews (3)
Helper: Suzy Huang Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: June 5, 2018
Itís totally a new experience being a WWOOFer with Cecilia. It was my first t... view complete review

Helper: Tim Borny Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: February 9, 2017
Cecilia! I've just realized I misspelled your name in my review and now I can... view complete review

Helper: Tim Borny Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: February 9, 2017
Cecelia, her housemates, and all of her friends and connections are just love... view complete review

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