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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 80
Persons: 1, 2 max
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 7583
Region: Tasmania

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Last Updated: March 11, 2019

Our small farm is in a beautiful valley in north west Tasmania, with a vibrant local community. The farm is a mix of native bush, and cleared areas, with beautiful forests of tall timber and rain forest.
At this stage we have a small flock of sheep, some chooks and abundant local wildlife including wallabies, possums and many varieties of birds. We have a few bee hives which are worked on regularly. There is a vegetable garden which is always in need of attention, numerous fruit trees and each year we grow a small crop of potatoes which are sold locally. Most of the work here involves building and maintaining fences, clearing weeds in paddocks, cutting, splitting and stacking firewood, gardening, working with fruit trees, building, and caring for the animals.
The new house, built using alternative construction techniques involving earthen walls and floors and a variety of locally sourced materials is now virtually complete. The property will be of interest to anyone who values the principles of sustainable living. The farm is off - grid and is powered by a mix of renewable energies, solar and hydro power, generated on the farm. Alternative technologies and permaculture principles underpin our approach to running the property.
The cabin for visitors is in need of some simple maintenance at the moment but is a very comfortable space made of earth and timber. Nearly all our cooking is done on a slow combustion wood stove and is entirely based on whole foods. We usually share meals and there is a comfortable bathroom and plenty of hot water. There are lots of beautiful walks in the immediate area and good bush rides on horseback or mountain bike.
As winter gets closer the priority tasks are weeding and planting in the veggie garden, fencing, care and maintenance of fruit trees and screening trees, restocking the firewood supply, and of course ongoing building projects.
Couples and older woofers are very welcome.

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