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Michael Purvis

Host Profile

    My Property

    Property Name

    Hollyhocks Farm

    Farming methods


    Business Type

    Hobby Farm

    Short Property Description

    Generational Homestead Buildings set on 90 acres of traditional cropping land. Focus on biodiversity, reclaiming settlement buildings, whilst heading towards complete self sufficiency. Ponies, chickens,dogs, peacocks, emus, local kangaroos, frogs, guinea fowls, possum, cat, 5 mins from Monarto Zoo. One hour from Adelaide City, coastal areas, including Coorong.

    Full Property Description

    A substantial quiet library/study has been created, with a number of pods created. Workstations available

    Wifi /4G available

    Airport/City/Mount Barker pickup is possible by arrangement.

    Mallee fowl reserve nearby

    Woodland reserve nearby

    Bikes available

    Flexible arrangements possible for students

    Meditation areas


    Special Conditions

    Guidelines for WWOOF Hosts offering Remote Work and Study Placements

    Hosts must:

    • Provide a private and quiet space for WWOOFers to use to study or work in their free time.
    • Provide access to reliable Internet (unrestricted or unlimited if possible).
    • Have mobile phone access or opportunities for Wi-Fi calling access via Internet.
    • Negotiate flexible WWOOFing times that will facilitate the study or work schedule of their WWOOFers in their free time.
    • Keep the lines of communication open to discuss any issues that may arise with scheduled online meetings, classes or lectures and arrange WWOOFing around these scheduled times.

    WWOOFers will:

    • Communicate prior to arranging a placement with a Host to ensure the Host understands the requirements of their course or work arrangements and agree on how this can be facilitated.
    • Be prepared to negotiate their WWOOFing schedules to fit in with their Hosts needs and arrange their study/work times to fit their free time to the best of their ability, being sure to arrange with the host for any specific scheduled lecture/class/meeting times.
    • Ensure they keep their work/study space clean and tidy.
    • Ensure they make the agreed time available to spend volunteering as well as. helping with meal preparation and or clean up.
    • Keep the lines of communication open and discuss any issues that may arise with scheduled online meetings, classes or lectures and arrange their WWOOFing times around these scheduled times.

    Skills WWOOFers can learn here

    Organic practices & techniques, Biodynamic practices & techniques, Gardening, Composting, Soil conservation, Propagating, Mulching, Pruning, Worm farming, Beekeeping, Animal care, Poultry care, Horse care, Using & caring for tools, Fencing, Building, Handyman, Fermenting foods, Preserving & processing food, Bread making, Off Grid Living skills

    My Details


    Michael Purvis

    Partners Name

    Christina Wilson



    The Stay

    Can Accommodate

    More than 4

    Preferred length of Stay

    Whatever suits


    In Our Home, Separate Building

    Meal Procedures

    Eat together

    Diets we cater for

    Vegetarian meals, Vegan meals, Gluten free meals

    Why I became a WWOOF Host

    To show volunteers what food should taste like, and how to grow it. To facilitate a working farm for volunteers to gain skills. Horticulture, Permaculture, Biodynamics, Stargazing are all exercised here.

    Work and Study Remotely here

    Work and Study Remotely here by arrangement



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