Natalie and Stuart Wieland

Host Profile

    My Property

    Property Name

    Ooaree Farm

    Business Type

    Commercial Farm

    Farming methods


    Short Property Description

    Our beautiful 58 ha property is located in Rose Valley on the picturesque South Coast, 2 hours drive south of Sydney. 2.5 hrs on the train from Sydney. We are a 10 min bike ride from the beach, have a beautiful creek with swimming holes running through the property. Our farm runs cattle & horses. We also have a few chickens, orchard & veggie garden. Work includes gardening, weeding, tree planting, & bush regeneration including lantana removal. Carpentry work using recycled timbers. Accom for 1-2 people in s/c cottage by the creek. Meat-style meals. NSI. Min 1 week stay.

    Full Property Description

    Our farm is a hobby farm we have owned and operated since 2001.

    Your accommodation is in a little cabin by the creek which used to be our weekender when we still lived in Sydney. It is now on Airbnb so I need at least one months notice of your intended visit because it normally books out every weekend. Alternatively most wwoofers since 2019 have stayed in our new house, which is still partly a building site but with a working bathroom and heating in winter.

    We run about 20 head of Angus beef cattle and I also have horses, currently five. I always need help exercising the horses so competent riders could have riding counted as their work. But you have to be a really good rider as some of the horses are still being educated and all can be spooky. For the right person the possibility would exist to go to show jumping competitions and lessons.

    We are in the process of building our main house using a lot of recycled materials. My husband Stuart has been collecting timber for decades so there are very interesting jobs.

    I am originally from Germany but have lived here for over 26 years. I also speak a bit of French, I lived in Paris for 10 months many moons ago. We only speak English at home.

    We enjoy the company of young travellers a lot and like to make them part of our family for their stay. We take them along to parties and other outings and like to  make sure they see the area around us.

    Organic/Biological methods we use

    Stuart did a permaculture course many years ago but is now very preoccupied with the building. We enjoy growing our own food, my pride is our mango tree which produces quite a few very delicious mangoes every autumns.

    Special Conditions

    No smoking indoors.

    Skills WWOOFers can learn here

    Gardening, Composting, Propagating, Pruning, Animal care, Mustering, Building, Handyman

    My Details

    The Stay

    Can Accommodate

    2 WWOOFers

    Preferred length of Stay

    1-2 weeks


    Separate Building

    Meal Procedures

    Eat together

    Languages spoken

    German, French

    Diets we cater for

    All diets catered for, Fish, Meat



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