David Deakin

Host Profile

    My Property

    Business Type

    Hobby Farm

    Farming methods

    Permaculture

    Short Property Description

    Mt Jukes Eco Retreat is a farm based on permaculture principles, 35 mins from Mackay CBD and 1hr from Airlie Beach. The property is on 7 acres, completely off the grid run on solar and batteries. We also run our own water and are growing our own food to be fully self sufficient.

    We hold Yoga classes here most Sunday’s in our beautiful Yoga Shala.  Go to our Facebook page “Mt Jukes Eco Retreat” to view our classes. You are welcome to join these classes during your stay.

    We have a natural spring running through the property so you can swim all year. We have over 300 fruit tree with 50 different varieties. All food that has been planted is based off nutritional values, food is our fuel so we treat what we eat with upmost respect.

    All meals provided are healing and based on a 5000 year old tradition (Ayurveda). The food is vegetarian, and very delicious!

    Mt Jukes sits right in front of the property which was a volcano thousands of years ago, not many in this area.

    Myself (Dave) and my daughter (Dakota) are here most of the time. Dakota lives in Mackay though she works on the property 7:30am – 3:30pm Mon – Friday and is here most Sunday’s helping with Yoga classes.  You will also be accompanied by Roko, (my beloved Groodle), 3 chickens and we also have 2 Bee hives. We are in the process of introducing more animals that fit within the system.

    If you like the sound of our retreat and would like to stay on the property and help us with farm duties please get in contact!

    My Details

    Name

    David Deakin

    Gender

    Family

    The Stay

    Can Accommodate

    More than 10 WWOOFers

    Preferred length of Stay

    Whatever suits

    Accommodation

    In Our Home, Separate Building, Tent, BYO Accommodation

    Other options

    Non-Smoking, Pets allowed by arrangement

    Meal Procedures

    Share some meals, Share most meals, Share cooking

    Languages spoken

    English

    Diets we cater for

    Vegetarian meals

    Why I became a WWOOF Host

    Mt Jukes Eco Retreat is a non for profit organisation raising money for “The Food Project” to feed the local homeless and women’s shelters. We are seeking volunteers to help us with our vision!

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