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Josephine Norris

Host Profile

    My Property

    Property Name

    Queensland Vanilla

    Farming methods


    Business Type

    Commercial Farm

    Full Property Description

    Set in a valley in tropical north Queensland, our 3 acre property on 280 meters of pristine mountain stream has a mixed tropical fruit orchard and one acre of commercial vanilla plantation.  Vegetable  and ornamental garden, chickens and a sheep.

    35 minutes to Cairns city and 15 minutes to Gordonvale township (supermarket, pharmacy, pubs etc).  At the base of the Gillies range highway to the Atherton tablelands (45 minutes to Yungaburra.  Local pub 5 minutes and lots of swimming spots.

    Vanilla is a spice derived from orchids of the genus Vanilla, primarily obtained from pods of the Mexican species, flat-leaved vanilla. The word vanilla, derived from vanilla, the diminutive of the Spanish word vaina, is translated simply as “little pod”

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    Organic/Biological methods we use


    Skills WWOOFers can learn here

    Organic practices & techniques, Gardening, Composting, Propagating, Pruning, Soil conservation, Mulching, Animal care, Mechanical, Using & caring for tools, Building, Fencing, Handyman, Preserving & processing food

    My Details


    Josephine Norris

    Partners Name

    Carlo Pigini



    The Stay

    Can Accommodate

    2 WWOOFers

    Preferred length of Stay

    2-4 weeks, Longer stays by negotiation, Whatever suits


    In Our Home

    Other options

    No Smoking Inside, No Children

    Meal Procedures

    Eat together, Share some meals, Share most meals

    Languages spoken

    English and Tagalog



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