New Android App now available - iPhone App coming soon. Read More

grace couchman

Host Profile

    My Property

    Property Name

    Kong

    Business Type

    Hobby Farm

    Farming methods

    Permaculture

    Short Property Description

    This is a 3 acre farmlet, on a large creek, where 5 alpacas and 3 sheep roam free range.  There’s orchards of fruit trees both introduced and indigenous, vegetable gardens, a worm farm, bee hives, an agroforestry plot for future timber, and lots of indigenous planting.  The property is in South Gippsland where it is lush and pretty all year- not far to Wilson’s prom and the beautiful Gippsland coast. The house-share is comfortable with modern facilities (aircon, appliances, internet).

    Full Property Description

    This is a 3 acre farmlet, on a large creek, where 5 alpacas and 3 sheep roam free range.  There’s orchards of fruit trees both introduced and indigenous, vegetable gardens, bee hives, a worm farm, an agroforestry plot for future timber, and lots of indigenous planting.  The house uses solar energy and tank water.  The house-share is comfortable (own room, comfy bed., big bath) with modern conveniences (aircon, appliances, internet). There’s a range of tasks from weeding/garden  bed development/ ride on mowing/ watering, to compost making and tree pruning, tree cutting, to construction of berry supports,  fruit protection, and/or  digging irrigation lines. The beach is 10 mins away by car and there’s a pottery, wineries, and the quirky Kongwak market nearby.  The property has wombats, possums, abundant bird life, and an open lovely vista.

    Organic/Biological methods we use

    The property is largely run on permaculture principles, with cycles of waste (animal manure and fleece, grass, plant materials, food) being used to create nutrients and good soils. The farmlet represents a mix of functions (animal husbandry, fruits and edible plants, bees, worms, mushroom growing) all inter-related. Simple methods such as solarisation, companion planting, weed matting, animal feeding and mulching are used.  A bio-filter project for the creek is under consideration.

    Special Conditions

    It’s probably easier with a car because the beach and the closest public transport (that takes people to Melbourne (2 hr trip) is 10 mins away by car or taxi.  However, the host can assist with some transport. The bee hive may concern someone with a bee allergy. Indoor dogs (friendly) can be visiting the property at times.

    Skills WWOOFers can learn here

    Organic practices & techniques, Permaculture design practices & techniques, Gardening, Composting, Propagating, Pruning, Mulching, Worm farming, Beekeeping, Animal care, Using & caring for tools, Preserving & processing food

    My Details

    Name

    grace couchman

    Gender

    Female

    The Stay

    Can Accommodate

    2 WWOOFers

    Preferred length of Stay

    3-7 days, 1-2 weeks

    Accommodation

    In Our Home

    Other options

    No Smoking Inside, Children allowed by arrangement

    Meal Procedures

    Share some meals, Share cooking, Food provided, cook your own

    Languages spoken

    english

    Diets we cater for

    All diets catered for

    Address

    Contact

    X
    - Enter Your Location -
    - or -

    Pin It on Pinterest