Corinne & Hallie Fernandez-Markov

Host Profile

    My Property

    Business Type

    Hobby Farm

    Farming methods

    Permaculture

    Short Property Description

    ‘Fernmark’ is on 90 acres in beautiful Brogo – 20 mins from Bega and is owned and managed by two women committed to creating a welcoming and special retreat for all of Fernmark’s guests.

    We have a guest house, native wildlife, horses, alpacas chickens, and 2 gorgeous dogs, Mollee and Zeus. Activities include swimming/canoeing on the Brogo Dam, visits to beaches, bush walking etc.

    Volunteering is varied – pruning in orchard, work in vegetable garden, basic carpentry, wood collection, landscaping and light maintenance, always suited to depend on capabilities.

    Accomodation for up to 5 WWOOFers at a time in self-contained studio and another studio.

    We have participated in the program since our first year here in Brogo. The wonderful cultural exchange has been enjoyed by both sides. WWOOF is a unique kind of farmstay where the traveller provides labour and in exchange the WWOOFer receives food and accommodation and an experience in a way they never thought possible.

    Our WWOOFers have helped us in the gardens, in the guest house, in our home, cooking, cleaning, painting, and many other little things to make the work varied and not boring!!!

    Please enquire regarding availability for WWOOFers.

    WWOOFER’s Testimonials… OK, here are some testimonials – we don’t want to brag, but we’d love you to read what our WWOOFers think about Fernmark…

    “I had a very good time here. There were always delicious meals, many laughs, and a lot of weeds, trees and spiders!  I wanted to stay here longer. One day I’ll come back and stay in the Guest House” Yuzo, JAPAN

    “You ladies always tried to understand us even though we make mistakes, so we appreciate it.  In fact, we think we’ve been working harder than any other (place).  But we’re so happy that you make smiles and encourage us with joy. ” , Ju Hyun, KOREA

    “What can I say? You’ve created a beautiful space, thank you for welcoming us into it. Creative atmosphere, serene surroundings, great conversations, fabulous food.  I’ve appreciated the recognition of our work and the variety of jobs to do. ” Tawn, CANADA

    “It’s been an amazing expereince.  It will rate highly in as one of my fondest memories of Australia.  I am going to miss waking up to the amazing views of the Brogo Hills. Thanks for making me feel part of your family.  I could spend  hours listening to your stories. And Motek and Boobah have to be the most friendliest dogs I have met.” Steven, ENGLAND

    “We really appreciated our time at your place and we thank you so much for your warm welcome.  The work was never too boring and we learnt a lot about permaculture, recycling, saving energy.  The scenery from your house is absolutely fantastic and so restful.” Melanie, FRANCE

    “This has been our first wwoofing experience ever and I am sure it can’t get better.  It will be so hard now to find a place wtih such variety of work, in such a nice area, such nice hosts (dogs included), such good food, such a big and comfy room,….. .” Roger, SPAIN

    “The gardening’s been brilliant and very relaxing, in fact the whole environment has been thoroughly soothing – a great tonic!” Maddy, ENGLAND

    “Here is my last WWOOFing place in Australia and the best place I’ve ever been in Australia.” Yuka, JAPAN

    “I can’t even think of how to thank you for your hospitality, kindness, sense of humour, openness, and gentleness, and I can’t even start to thank you for the well-equipped kitchen you let me do my experiments in!” Naomi, ISRAEL

    The Stay

    Can Accommodate

    More than 4

    Preferred length of Stay

    1-2 weeks

    Accommodation

    In Our Home, Separate Building

    Other options

    Non-Smoking, Children allowed by arrangement

    Meal Procedures

    Share most meals

    Languages spoken

    English, Hebrew

    Diets we cater for

    Mixed meals, some meat, some vegetarian

    Why I became a WWOOF Host

    We have participated in the WWOOF program since our first year here in Brogo. The wonderful cultural exchange has been enjoyed by both sides. WWOOF is a unique kind of farmstay where the traveller provides labour and in exchange the WWOOFer receives food and accommodation and an experience in a way they never thought possible.

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