Peter Foran

Host Profile

    My Property

    Business Type

    Hobby Farm

    Farming methods

    Organic

    Short Property Description

    Turtle Rock is a 2.5 acre property with 200 m Coomera River frontage. Platypus and turtles are in the river…and it’s a great place for a cooling swim. Wallabies are seen everyday munching on the grass. Many native birds seen each day. I have been here 2.5 years and am in the early stages of re-establishing raised garden beds where organic vegies can be grown that can be taken to my daughter and son’s families each week. We pump water directly from the river. I have 5 free ranging chooks so plenty of lovely fresh eggs always on hand. It’s an architecturally designed 4 bedroom house with polished wooden floors throughout. Local town is Canungra which is 20m drive. Gold Coast beaches are about 45 min away. Local market at Nerang on Sundays and a couple of good organic suppliers there…always an enjoyable visit.

    Organic/Biological methods we use

    Am in the very early stages of learning about Permaculture Farming methods. Any help and ideas greatly appreciated.

    My Details

    Name

    Peter Foran

    Gender

    Male

    The Stay

    Can Accommodate

    2 WWOOFers

    Preferred length of Stay

    1-2 weeks

    Accommodation

    In Our Home, Separate Building

    Other options

    No Smoking Inside, No Children

    Meal Procedures

    Eat together, Share cooking

    Languages spoken

    English

    Diets we cater for

    Mixed meals, some meat, some vegetarian

    Why I became a WWOOF Host

    I believe that Turtle Rock has plenty to offer visitors…and I like sharing it with others. I have plenty of ideas and skills, but often just need that second pair of hands to expedite progress. I love having the energy and open mindedness of younger people. Since 1989 I’ve been in the tourism industry and this is just another aspect of an industry I love and enjoy. The built-in reciprocity of WWOOFing is a lovely thing. With the help given by my guests, I’m about 12 months ahead of where I’d hoped to be when I purchased the property. WWOOFers I’ve had since moving here have just been fantastic…they add a beautiful dimension to life here.

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