My name is Mischa – I am a sustainable energy professional and musician from Sydney looking to explore sustainable ways of building, growing and living through WWOOFing.
I have loved my previous WWOOFing experiences, including time on a cattle station near Broken Hill, a biodynamic cattle and vegetable farm near Canberra and an eco-village in Bega. Along the way I have learnt skills in gardening, mustering, animal care, fencing and buildng.
I am looking to continue this journey by learning in particular about sustainale building techniques (including tiny homes, straw bale and mud brick), living with off-grid energy systems and market garden-scale organic growing. I would like to get my hands into soil, seeds, leaves, mud, straw, wood – you name it!
I can help with most handy-person jobs, am competent with a range of power tools and have undertaken a hands-on tiny house building course, in which I built a tiny house in a week with a group of people. I also grow vegetables and herbs at home and have previously WWOOFed on commercial-scale vegetable and cattle farms.
In my current work I advise households and businesses about how they can improve their building’s energy efficiency, as well as generate and store energy using solar and batteries. I love sharing this knowledge and helping people transition to more sustainable energy systems.
I am also a musician (acoustic guitar, banjo, harmonica and vocals), bicycle mechanic and yoga practitioner, and would love to share these passions with you.
Please get in touch if you are interested in hosting me, particularly if you need help building a home or growing produce.
Why I joined WWOOF
To learn and practice sustainable living (not just talk about it), to share my own skills and experience, to see more of my country and meet more of its people.