Michael Higgins & Paul Dimmick

Host Profile

    My Property

    Business Type

    Small/Non-commercial farm

    Farming methods


    Short Property Description

    Our property is a private home in natural forest within in a large private habitat reserve, 50 minutes south from Hobart Tasmania.

    Lots of birds, wildlife, forest, walking tracks. Variety of tasks, including construction, firewood cutting, walking track and building construction.

    Most tasks are physical and outdoor, associated with pole frame house construction and property maintenance.

    Organic/Biological methods we use

    This is not a farm. We do not have captive animals or non-native plants. This is an offgrid house in private habitat reserve, a place of exceptional natural beauty where we protect the native habitats and animals and share this with guest. Conservation covenants protect the natural values.

    This is a good place to learn about sustainable technology. Our electricity is off grid solar, heating is wood fired with most wood being grown on the property. We have dry compost toilets, we harvest, treat and dispose our own water. The reserve is 3800 tonnes per year carbon positive.

    Skills WWOOFers can learn here

    Organic practices & techniques, Gardening, Composting, Soil conservation, Mulching, Wildlife rescue & care, Mechanical, Using & caring for tools, Building, Natural Building techniques, Handyman, Off Grid Living skills

    My Details

    The Stay

    Can Accommodate

    2 WWOOFers

    Preferred length of Stay

    3-7 days, Longer stays by negotiation


    In Our Home

    Other options

    Non-Smoking, No Children, No Pets please

    Meal Procedures

    Eat together, Share cooking

    Languages spoken


    Diets we cater for

    Mixed meals, some meat, some vegetarian, Vegetarian meals

    Why I became a WWOOF Host

    We like to share our offgrid forest lifestyle with people who want to learn. We enjoy hosting people from different cultures. It is good to get a bit of help with some tasks. We are an off grid forest house, not a commercial farm.



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