Ben Aylen

Host Profile

My Property

Business Type

Hobby Farm

Farming methods


Short Property Description

20 acre heritage-listed bush block on the beautiful Onkaparinga River in the Adelaide Hills, home to lots of lots of wildlife, chickens, vegetable gardens & an orchard.

Lots of alternative building going on including an owner-built passive-solar straw-bale house that’s completely off-grid.

Organic/Biological methods we use

Permaculture and organic gardening principles

My Details


Ben Aylen

Partners Name

Tamra (Tam) Jaye



The Stay

Can Accommodate

2 WWOOFers

Preferred length of Stay

2-4 weeks, Longer stays by negotiation


Separate Building, Caravan

Other options

Non-Smoking, Children allowed by arrangement

Meal Procedures

Eat together, Share cooking

Languages spoken


Diets we cater for

Meat based meals, Vegetarian meals, Gluten free meals

Why I became a WWOOF Host

We’ve hosted WWOOFers for almost 18 years now, and love the cultural exchange, the vitality of having travellers around, getting so much help with our dream property, and teaching people countless new skills and offering them an alternative way to live and work.



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