Fiona Rossiter

Host Profile

    My Property

    Business Type

    Commercial Farm

    Farming methods


    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 volunteering 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.

    Organic/Biological methods we use

    Composting from degradable matter
    Chicken tractor systems
    Mulching for gardens
    Animals used as a pest control system
    Companion Planting
    and more ………..

    My Details


    Fiona Rossiter

    Partners Name

    Bissys Permaculture and Holistically Managed Educational Center (Cool Climate)



    The Stay

    Can Accommodate

    4 WWOOFers

    Preferred length of Stay

    2-4 weeks, Longer stays by negotiation


    Caravan, Tent, BYO Accommodation

    Other options

    Non-Smoking, Children allowed by arrangement, Pets allowed by arrangement

    Meal Procedures

    Eat together, Eat separately, Share some meals, Share cooking, Food provided, cook your own

    Languages spoken

    English but I do have some children who speak other languages

    Diets we cater for

    Mixed meals, some meat, some vegetarian

    Work and Study Remotely here

    Work and Study Remotely here by arrangement

    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!



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