The Old Tin House Orange & Bissys Permaculture and Holistic Management Educational Centre Cargo
Short Property Description
Our main residence is located in the centre of Orange NSW. We have a permaculture garden located at home and we also have a large scale Permaculture Educational Centre Holistically managed being built on 97 acres at Cargo. There is quite a lot of mixed work available at Cargo starting with the building of vegetable gardens, service areas for composting, buildings, food forest and pathways.
Accommodation consists of a caravan with all facilities available at the property. If working at the home or café permaculture gardens then you will stay in a room located at the home.
Old fashioned home cooked meals for the evening meals with everyone joining in. Length of stay negotiable. Keen to hear from people who would like to stay long term and work with us to develop a village setting at our Permaculture site at Cargo. Plus those of you who also can help us with garden maintenance and animal care in town at our home.
Full Property Description
Our home is built with permaculture gardens and ducks for eggs. It’s a delightful place which has been overgrown with food.
Meet Jamie Drew who WWOOF here Feb 2019, this is what he had to say.
Meet Elona Pasquier Who WWOOFed with the Team for 7 weeks:
Meet Maria who WWOOF for 5 weeks with the team:
Cargo property, our Educational centre is amazing. The scenery is surreal, the environment is full of wildlife and birds and the campsite and caravans make for good accommodation will living off the grid.
There’s plenty of opportunities to gain valuable skills working with permaculture and to create new things that support the environment. Were keen to have people who show initiative, have an eye for detail, can work independently and want to share ideas and our dream for the future.
Visit http://www.bissys.com.au to learn more about what we do at our locations.
Organic/Biological methods we use
Composting from degradable matter
Chicken tractor systems
Mulching for gardens
Animals used as a pest control system
and more ………..
Were keen to learn about your skills and attributes because if there is something we can fit into your volunteering time that can show case your talents then we would like to support that.
Even if you’re new to WWOOF and have no skills in gardening but would like to learn how to use permaculture design and techniques please let us know. We are happy to work with people who show initiative whilst having a good work ethic.
Additionally if you have permaculture skills and been involved in Perma Blitz’s we would love to learn from you on how to do these things.
There is the opportunity for long term stays at our Cargo property if there is the commitment to help develop the land.
If you are responsible with smoking by staying away from people not smoking and are careful in making sure your smoke is out then we are negotiable for you to stay.
Skills WWOOFers can learn here
Organic practices & techniques, Biodynamic practices & techniques, Permaculture design practices & techniques, Gardening, Composting, Propagating, Pruning, Soil conservation, Mulching, Wild Food Foraging, Worm farming, Beekeeping, Animal care, Using & caring for tools, Building, Fencing, Handyman, Bread making, Fermenting foods, Marketing produce
Preferred length of Stay
English but I do have some children who speak other languages
Why I became a WWOOF Host
I’ve always been a peoples person and after 18 years nursing and a large family with 8 children it flowed on to Wwoofing. Wwoof was something we learned about when our children were very young and first used the organization at the home. It followed on from then to over 12 years of meeting and sharing life with more than 550 volunteers. We now have friends all over the world and lots of amazing stories and spaces to share.
It’s a very fulfilling role being a host, meeting people and sharing our knowledge. The social side allows us also to learn about you and games and hobbies you play/do back home. Hosting also helps us to learn more about the world, your country and cultures.
The best part for us with hosting is making new friends!
Work or Study Remotely here
Work or Study Remotely here by arrangement