Brent Hoare

Host Profile

My Property

Business Type

Hobby Farm

Farming methods

Permaculture

Short Property Description

Brent and Lisa are building a hempcrete house in Hazelbrook, a village in the mid Blue Mountains, with lots of friends and family to call on for help, but it’s a big job, and we need all the help we can get!

The building site is next door to our home, which we hope to open to WWOOFers keen to learn, and to become a central part of redefining what sensible, sustainable housing should look like!

You’ll be sharing our home with our ridiculously affectionate (once you get to know her) Kelpie cross, Thea, at least two chooks, possibly a brushturkey, and a wide variety of other native fauna.

We are close to town and the train station, many magnificent local walks, and the Lawson pool (with a spare car too), and are only 20 minutes away from Katoomba, the thriving hub of the Mountains.

We need reliable helpers to join us in providing support to our broad network of friends and vollies to mix, pour and pack the Hempcrete to form the walls, and who are interested in experiencing life in the Blue Mountains!

Skills WWOOFers can learn here

Building, Natural Building techniques

My Details

Name

Brent Hoare

Partners Name

Lisa Clement

Gender

Couple

The Stay

Can Accommodate

4 WWOOFers

Preferred length of Stay

3-7 days, 1-2 weeks

Accommodation

In Our Home

Meal Procedures

Share some meals, Share most meals

Languages spoken

English

Why I became a WWOOF Host

Lisa and Brent have both been WWOOFers, and are uniquely placed to provide a hands on experience of hempcrete building (and greywater inspired garden creation and landscaping).

We’ve contributed to friends’ building projects in which WWOOFers have played a central role, and we are excited to now be able to offer an opportunity to WWOOFers keen to explore what sustainable building and culture looks like.

PS – Don’t be put off by bushfires, as we are not in a high risk area, and we know what to do!

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