David Deakin

Host Profile

    My Property

    Business Type

    Hobby Farm

    Farming methods


    Short Property Description

    Mt Jukes Eco Retreat is a farm based on permaculture principles, 30 mins from Mackay CBD and 1hr from Airlie Beach. The property is on 7 acres, completely off the grid runs 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 400 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.

    Dave and Aune live on the property full-time, 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


    David Deakin

    Partners Name




    The Stay

    Can Accommodate

    More than 10 WWOOFers

    Preferred length of Stay

    Whatever suits


    Separate Building, Tent, BYO Accommodation

    Other options

    Non-Smoking, Pets allowed by arrangement

    Meal Procedures

    Share most meals, Share cooking

    Languages spoken


    Diets we cater for

    Vegetarian meals

    Work and Study Remotely here

    Work and Study Remotely here by arrangement

    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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