WWOOF Book Review
Below is an example of the the types of Host entries that can be found in the Australian WWOOF Book and WWOOF App, listing over 2,000 Host Farms. Choose your Host Farm, send them an Application Form, and organise your stay.
|7000 TH098 XXXX, West Hobart, 7000. Ph: XX-XXXX-XXXX I value living lightly, creativity, dancing, dreams, music, Reiki, books, cats and whatever it is that turns rot into roses and acorns into oak trees. I agree with educator David Orr that: "The planet does not need more 'successful' people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable, just and humane." The garden is rambling and wildish with lots of fruit trees, native plants, roses and a much loved vegie patch. Work includes weeding, watering, mulching, making magnificent compost heaps, preserving fruit, ecological footprinting, creating scarecrows and patchwork and prayer flags. Cooking vegetarian is fairly shared. Spring pilgrims are especially welcome. I'm happy for travellers to stay over Christmas. Accom for 4 in house or garden cottage.1 week stays preferred. Children welcome. NSI. West Hobart bus stop 15 or a 20 min walk uphill from the city.|
|5223 SA065 XXXXXXXXX, Kangaroo Island, 5223. Ph: XX-XXXX-XXXXSouth Coast bush retreat and rare fruit nursery. Learn tree grafting and budding in August and February, Experience the freedom of of this unique place and lifestyle. Busy mornings with afternoon time to read, talk, think, go bushwalking or play. Improve your health with regular wood-fired saunas, outside bath under the stars, swim at my private beach, eat organic food, play beach tennis or observe wildlife all around us. Host is a single father with a 4 year old son. Mainly vegetarian meals, seafod sometimes. Non-smokers only. Long stays possible, but no junk fooders or fashionistas, please. This place is best suited for those interested in living a natural lifestyle. Can P/U from Kingscote with prior notice.|
|3236 VB139 XXXXXXXXXX, Forrest, 3236. Ph: XX-XXXX-XXXX Mobile: XXXX-XXX-XXX We live on 10 acres in Forrest, 40 mins from Apollo Bay/Lorne and the Great Ocean Road, 25 mins from Colac and a 3 min drive to Forrest where there is a pub and coffee shop. We are a family with 2 teenage boys, aged 14 and 16 (2008). I work school hours and have more free time during weekends and school holidays to show our guests the surrounding area. Our property has bushland and paddocks, beautiful views of the Otways and wildlife. We have 2 horses, dogs and cats, guinea pigs and chooks. Work includes gardening, animal care, cleaning up bushland, fencing. We can offer you bushwalking, mountain bike riding and trips to local tourist attractions. Accom for 1-2 people in either in our house in a small study or camping. Quality tents provided. Children OK. We can accommodate all diets. NSI. Negotiable stays after initial visit. Can P/U from Colac or from coast b.a. Train service from Melbourne to Colac twice daily.|
|3450 VG003 P/c OXXX and XXXXXX, Castlemaine, 3450. Ph: XX-XXXX-XXXX Hi there! Come and learn about living in the bush, looking after free-range chooks, milking dairy goats, organic gardening, bush building and permaculture. No electricity, clean water, space, peace and quiet, bushwalking – the farm is completely surrounded by box -ironbark forest. Birds and mammals abound together with flowers and trees. Torches, sunhats, gumboots and raincoats a must (in season) 1-2 Wwoofers. NSI. Mixed diet.|
|3669 VN021 XXXX XXXXXX P/c, Violet Town, 3669. Ph: XX-XXXX-XXXX Mobile: XXXX-XXX-XXX E: XXXX@XXXX.com> Web: www.XXXXXXXXXXXXXX.com.au I am a Permaculture teacher, and our property is a proposed P/c subdivision on the edge of this small town. We have a large established fruit and nut orchard, olive grove, chickens, milking goats, vegetable gardens, forestry for shelter andtimber, and a large dam for irrigation and swimming. Our house is made of timber and mud brick. I appreciate help with our home garden, animal care, food harvesting and preparation, orchard, forestry, and sometimes building. Eat as family (mixed diet, vegetarians welcome). You can sleep in our camper trailer or tent, and you can share our living space. Email access and bikes available. Suited to people who are seriously interested in sustainable living and organics. Check out the video on YouTube.|
CANBERRA, ACT and SOUTHERN NSW
NEW SOUTH WALES
|2550br NB051 O XXXXXXXXXXXX, Brogo, 2550. Ph: XX-XXXX-XXXX Our family of 4 is committed to a simple organic lifestyle with respect and care for the environment. 'Ahimsa' is 166 acres of beautiful pristine bushland adjacent to Wadbilliga NP, with kangaroos, wallabies, possums, gliders, goannas, wombats, echidnas, dingos and many wonderful birds, reptiles and insects (some snakes, too!). We live in a solar-powered simple cabin made of recycled materials with a separate cosy little hut for 1-2 guests. Shared bathroom and kitchen. Our work includes gardening, making compost, orchard care and caring for the surrounding forest. Work in the early part of the day with plenty of time for rest and fun in late afternoons. Beautiful beaches and mountains to explore nearby. We welcome WWOOFers who are enthusiastic, healthy, fit and good-natured, interested in organic living and sustainability. You will be very much a part of our family, working laughing together. We have 2 lively boys, dogs, a cat, ducks and chickens. We love world music! Absolutely no smoking. Try us for 3 days, then stay for 1-2 weeks. Buses stop in Bega or Cobargo.|
|2145 NF089XXXXXXXXXXX, Girraween, 2145. Mobile: XXXX-XXX-XXX A mini-city farm using P/c principles near historic Parramatta, 40 mins from Sydney CBD. I will pick you up from Pendle Hill Station on the Western line. I am close to the city and the Blue Mountains. In your leisure time WWOOFers can visit local attractions within a 10 min drive such as Lake Parramatta bushwalk, Featherdale Park where you can hold and feed koalas and get close to native animals. Host teaches English, music and dancing and speaks Ukrainian. Huge vegie garden, lovely flowers, a variety of fruit and macadamia trees. Sustainable lifestyle shared with lots of animals running wild andfree: roosters, bantams, ducks, many chooks and a small dog called Madame Butterfly (Papillion) who sleeps inside, so WWOOFers must like animals! Work includes gardening, animal care, building enclosures for animals, repairing fences, cooking, etc. I will assist you to buy second hand gardening clothes, gloves, boots/shoes etc. Accom indoors as family. Vegetarian meals only. Enjoy fresh fruit and vegies from the garden, nuts and fresh free-range eggs. No alcohol. Children b.a. Non-smokers only.|
|4552cw QM012O P/c B-d XXXXXXXX, Maleny, 4552. Ph: XX-XXXX-XXXX I share my 1 acre permaculture garden with my 2 children (aged 17 and 9) and abundant wildlife. If you are interested in permaculture, deep ecology, organics, creative building, healthy lifestyles, ethical businesses andhealing of earth and people - you may like to contact me. I teach permaculture, creative facilitation and women's empowerment, have written and self-published 3 books and run a small business to weave all this together. As well as gardening work I often need support in my office and with general domestic and occasionally with building and landscaping, vegetarian meals and garden forage, basic accom. Indoors.|
|6725 WN034 O XXXXX andXXXXXXXX, Broome, 6725. Ph/Fax: XX-XXXX-XXXX We have a commercial certified organic tropical fruit and vegie farm, 25 kms from Broome. We grow bananas, pawpaws, mangos, watermelons, rockmelons and mixed vegies. People with a willingness to work will be well looked after. Some days are long, some days are short, some days there is no work at all! We have 3 great children. Accom is in caravans with room for 5 people. We can sign Visa extensions, but please let us know if this is what you need when you inquire with. Min stay 10 days.|
|083m WP105XXXX XXXXXX XXXXXX Macadamias, Morangup , 6083. Ph: Ph: XX-XXXX-XXXX E:XXXXX@XXXXXXX 25 acre bush block with 700 producing Macadamia nut trees. Recently built stone home + temporary accommodation. Work includes general maintenance of trees, nut harvesting in season, processing nuts, garden maintenance. Accom for 1-2 people in s/c 1 bedroom converted shed. Mature age Wwoofers welcome. Mixed diet. NSI. Negotiable stays after initial visit.|
|6253 WS028P/c XXXXXXX and XXXXXX, 6253. XX-XXXX‑XXXX XXXXXX welcome you! 35 acre permaculture farm 10km from Balingup, surrounded by jarrah forest. Easy to reach by bus using Perth/Albany route. Extensive herb and veg garden and orchard. Help us to live a self-sufficient lifestyle. We have a very friendly big dog, breed small pigs, ducks, chickens and pigeons as part of our P/c design. We have 5 horses and are learning about natural horsemanship (Parelli Method). 4 dams provide water needs for agriculture, aquaculture and swimming. Solar passive rammed earth house andlarge studio for visitors. I love gourmet cooking, bottling, jam and winemaking or smoking hams and bacon. We spend time sculpturing soapstone and other materials and also decorate with mosaics. Visitors live with us as family, up to 3 people. Vegetarians welcome. Email access available.|
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