Short Property Description
Host Farm • Accommodation • Garden Kitchen & Cooking School
Daylesford Longhouse was conceived by Trace Streeter and Ronnen Goren as a means to incorporate their individual passions/interests in Faming, Subsistence Living, Cooking & Entertaining. Although almost a decade in the making, the concept from its early inspiration in River Cottage & 80’s Series The Goodlife, aims to substantiate a new series of conversations in food.
Full Property Description
Located in the renowned Victorian township of Daylesford, Daylesford Longhouse sits on a tableland, known as Elevated Plains. The 20 acre property continues a farming heritage dating back to the Gold-rush era, where early settlement by Italians, Swiss, Germans & Chinese brought farming and food cultures to regional Australia.
We are 10 mins by Car or 35 mins cycling from Daylesford. And; 7 min by Car or 20 mins cycling from Hepburn Springs. Bicycles available to WWOOFers. Our nearest train-stations are Castlemaine or Ballan, which are an hour or so from Melbourne.
Our outlook is sublime, and is blessed with stunning views and the ability to connect with the seasons; affording us the ability to watch the weather change.
We have invested heavily in the design of our property, by working with esteemed Australian architect Timothy Hill, to conceive this special place that can support the interest of many and a community of like-minded people.
Our happy family bridges: 2x Cairn Terriers + 2x Maremma Sheep Dogs, a Breeding Wessex Saddle-back Sow + Berkshire Black Boar; Poultry + Ducks + Geese; as well as 2x Dairy Cows.
Organic/Biological methods we use
Although not a certified Organic Farm, we continue to hone traditional subsistence farming methods that look at seasonal, full-cycle productions of Meat, Poultry and Vegetables; through composting, worm farming and sustainable agriculture.
Skills WWOOFers can learn here
Gardening, Composting, Propagating, Pruning, Soil conservation, Mulching, Worm farming, Animal care, Dairy, Using & caring for tools, Cheese making, Bread making, Fermenting foods, Preserving & processing food, Marketing produce
Courses and Events
In 2019 we will, after a decade of establishing farming systems, we open Daylesford Longhouse to participatory events, courses, lunches; which WWOOFers will be an integral part of our hospitality and participation in the conversation around food, food production and farming.