54 acres, 5 kms from Maldon. The property is picturesque with panoramic views, large rocky granite outcrops & a swimming hole, but very dry in summer. It adjoins the forest at the foot of Mt Tarrengower. I am in the process of regenerating large areas back to native bushland, have building projects, including finishing touches to my poured earth house and general farm work. I have clean accommodation & can adjust meals accordingly. I like showing people the many wonderful sights of the area & I enjoy cultural exchange. Can P/U in Castlemaine & Bendigo with prior notice. Maldon has a very artisic and creative community and I can play and teach the Harp.
We live on a 52 acre (24 ha) rural property east of Canberra. We grow a large volume of vegetables and conduct equestrian training. We also have a few ostriches (left over from another enterprise), paddock and house dogs; honey bees; and rescued wild birds, mainly magpies. Our property is 4 km from the nearest public road; 13-15 minutes drive to the nearest small town where there are good facilities; and high by Australian standards (900 m above sea level). Our electricity comes from solar panels; our water from the sky; and heating from firewood from the property. We currently have landscape and small building projects in progress and access to commercial organic farming, pasture sustainability advice, and permaculture expertise. As well as work on the property, my wife and I run our own businesses from home. We are also both writers and involved in numerous community and family activities. We look forward to meeting enthusiastic young people and sharing new skills and knowledge with them.