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Nikki Brown

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    My Property

    Property Name

    Faraway

    Business Type

    Hobby Farm

    Farming methods

    Organic

    Short Property Description

    RIGHT NOW we need help getting set up for our Wild By Nature Camp on the 7 October. All Wwoofers welcome to help us out. We only ask for 3-4 hours per day of your time. We love sharing our knowledge and  bush skills so hopefully the experience is really worthwhile for you too. 68 Acres on at the base of the Barrington Tops National Park. Pristine Creek for swimming and exploring. We run wilderness survival courses and nature connection programs here. We also have a few paddocks with friendly goats – baby goats are growing up. Our neighbours horse is our lawn mower. Main tasks are maintaining/building walking tracks, maintaining/constructing camp facilities. Collecting fireweed/horse poo/rocks. Setting up vege garden. Road repair. Collecting materials for camps. Making Bush shelters.

    Full Property Description

    Hiking. Exploring. Swimming. Relaxing.

    It is a beautiful peaceful area, so you can spend your spare time enjoying it, bushwalking, mountain biking, visiting picnic areas, canoeing in the river, swimming in creeks and river. Chichester Dam and Barrington Tops National Park is next door.

    If you want to go further, there are many options and we aim to give Wwoofers a day off every 5 days. There are art classes, craft sessions, lovely old church services within 10 minutes.

    Dungog, 20 minutes away is the closest town and is a lovely country town with yoga, arts, antiques, old fashioned movie theatre, food, cafes, library, parks, train station and more.

    The local train goes to Newcastle which is city with everything including beaches, lakes, shops, and ferry. From Dungog, you can also catch the XPT Train which goes to Sydney or Brisbane.

     

    Organic/Biological methods we use

    Organic, and some biodynamic and permaculture. We are still learning, though can see what we have done so far is good for the land. We try to use muscle over machine when we can. Its a full body workout being here.

    Special Conditions

    We have 3 main principles.

    Organic methods of land management

    Natural highs – We are an alcohol and drug free property.

    Using Muscles rather than machinery where ever possible and practical

    We are also really wanting to create an enjoyable, nourishing environment, so anyone who comes here leaves in as good or better state – emotionally, physically and spiritually.

    Skills WWOOFers can learn here

    Organic practices & techniques, Composting, Soil conservation, Wild Food Foraging, Animal care, Using & caring for tools, Making tools, Natural Building techniques, Fencing

    Courses and Events

    We run courses and events often.

    Some of our courses include

    Wild 101: Introductory Bush Skills

    Wild By Nature Village Camps

    Navigation for Kids

    Wild Village Experience

    Weaving Workshops

    Knife Making Workshops

    Spear Making Workshops

    Bush Food Workshops

    and more

    Visit http://www.wildcraftaustralia.com for details.

    My Details

    Name

    Nikki Brown

    Partners Name

    Gabe Witcomb

    Gender

    Family

    The Stay

    Can Accommodate

    More than 4

    Preferred length of Stay

    2-3 days, 3-7 days, 1-2 weeks, 2-4 weeks, Whatever suits

    Accommodation

    Caravan, Tent, BYO Accommodation

    Other options

    Non-Smoking, Children allowed by arrangement

    Meal Procedures

    Share most meals, Share cooking

    Languages spoken

    Australian

    Diets we cater for

    All diets catered for

    Why I became a WWOOF Host

    We became Wwoof hosts because we are a young family and we need help to be able to look after the land. Also to be able to run our life-changing programs in nature connection, bush crafts and survival skills we need help in setting up facilities and collecting materials to help make the programs run smoothly. Also we have been Wwoofers ourselves and we want to give people a wonderful Wwoofing experience.

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