Joy Mendel

Host Profile

    My Property

    Property Name

    192 Lucaston Road, Lucaston, Tasmania, Australia

    Business Type

    Hobby Farm

    Farming methods


    Short Property Description

    A small property in the Huon Valley with large vegetable gardens and a flock of ducks and chickens. The house – which wwoofers will share with me -is a small Tasmanian style weatherboard and has lovely rural and distant mountain views.

    Full Property Description

    The garden produces a lot of vegetables for home use and local sale.  There is a small orchard.  I often make preserves and jams from the produce.   A wwoofer might be involved in the following activities:  mulching, preparing garden beds, weeding, tidying, organic fertilizing, composting, propagating by seed and cutting and  caring for seedlings, planting vegetables, planting and caring for shrubs and trees, various aspects of poultry care, general outdoor maintenance, woodstacking.   I can teach pruning techniques and orchard maintenance.    I hope to erect a small greenhouse to raise seedlings and extend the growing season during 2020 and also install some kind of watering system.  The property is a smallish three bedroom home and I have one  queen bedroom available with shared bathroom.    I can only accommodate one person at a time at the moment – or possibly a couple for a short stay – as the property uses tank water.    The property is situated 10 minutes from Huonville where buses are available to and from Hobart.  I can pick up in Huonville and on some days in Hobart by arrangement.

    Organic/Biological methods we use

    I use organic methods of gardening.

    Special Conditions

    Care needs to be taken with water usage (unless of course it is raining heavily!!!).   The property is wood heated and there is one small and friendly dog on the property and care needs to be taken so that he does not get out of his fenced area.

    Skills WWOOFers can learn here

    Organic practices & techniques, Gardening, Composting, Propagating, Pruning, Soil conservation, Mulching, Animal care, Preserving & processing food

    My Details


    Joy Mendel



    The Stay

    Can Accommodate

    1 WWOOFer

    Preferred length of Stay

    1-2 weeks, 2-4 weeks


    In Our Home

    Other options

    No Smoking Inside

    Meal Procedures

    Eat together, Eat separately, Share some meals, Share cooking

    Languages spoken

    English only

    Diets we cater for

    Fish based meals, Meat based meals, Vegetarian meals

    Why I became a WWOOF Host

    I want to meet people with similar interests and share skills and knowlege regarding organic growing.



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