Short Property Description
Secluded Riverfront property in E. Gippsland bush.
Full Property Description
38 Acres, 1.5 km riverfront, end of dead end road, state forest 3 sides, Mudbrick/bluestone house, permaculture garden. There is no mobile reception, please contact me via email (1 km on top of a hill there is reception) but i have a satalite internet connection. Everything but the houses and chookpen were destroyed in fire 30 December 2019. That included 2 km of fence, 25 yr old covered orchard, stage where festivals were held, woofer caravan on river, farm car. In the past, ive given tours to over 1000 people of my farm as it is / was very self sustaining. All solar powered, and garden has abundant supplies yr round. i have preserved foods/made cider/wine/juice in past. I have health issues now and cant do as much as i used to. I play music and have spent past 10 yrs in North America touring for 4 months playing in Mexico and Pacific Northwest. This yr is different and have cancelled all gigs and this will be my first winter in Australia and i cant believe how cold it is.
Organic/Biological methods we use
i have my own developed method of growing. Half my gardens are bird protected 1/2 not, some raised beds. Composting system that goes back into the earth. Very simple and it works for me.
i dont really have special conditions but if any come up i will let you know.
Skills WWOOFers can learn here
Organic practices & techniques, Permaculture design practices & techniques, Gardening, Composting, Propagating, Soil conservation, Mulching, Worm farming, Animal care, Mechanical, Using & caring for tools, Building, Fencing, Handyman, Preserving & processing food
Courses and Events
i stopped my farm tours as it became too much for me.
Why I became a WWOOF Host
I was a woof host in the 80s. I was farm 67 when there was a book that had only a few hundred farms in the entire country. I must say all my experiences were not good (I had a woofer ringbark a lot of my original fruit trees with the wippersnipper) but overall, must say i really enjoyed meeting all of them and got lots of work done, including specialty work from an electrician.