Short Property Description
Hello, we are a young family in the Yarra Valley and are fortunate to call 54acres of incredible rainforest and farmland our home. Phuong is a shiatsu practitioner, keen gardener and loves cooking. Eddy manages the farm/cottages and loves building from recycled goods. We are passionate about sustainable living, sense of community and promoting local small businesses.
Our property is only 90mins from Melbourne and is nestled in the mountains between Healesville and Warburton. We manage several organic hazelnut and chestnut groves, vegetable gardens, berry patches & self-contained rental cottages.
We are ideally looking for someone who enjoys physical work outdoors, is keen to learn and has a positive can-do attitude. Your accomodation will be in a private cottage which is fully self contained with kitchen, spa bath and woodfire. Wi-fi is available. Personal transport is preferred, but we can arrange a pick up at the nearest train/bus station. Currently over the summer months, our work includes helping with the hazelnut grove, planting in the garden, landscape, firewood, maintenance, cleaning, all depending on your skills/interest. The hazelnuts and chestnuts are currently fruiting and it’s beautiful working in the grove surrounded by all the trees.
Organic/Biological methods we use
We work with the land, natural environment and native wildlife. We apply organic principles and no chemicals, pesticides are used throughout the property or on our gardens. We composting, use a worm farm and rotate chickens/sheep throughout the property to help manage the land and provide nutrients back into the soil. All our vegetables are grown seasonally.