Karen Amanda Holmes (Mandy)

Host Profile

    My Property

    Business Type

    Hobby Farm

    Farming methods


    Short Property Description

    The Cook, her pigs, the Climate Change Scientist & his cows, check us out on Google Earth. We offer great food (sorry no special diets) with interesting conversation in a beautiful valley within bike riding distance of Cygnet and the beach. We offer advice on purchasing your own property, cookery, charcuterie-in autumn, market gardening, cookery, preserving and animal husbandry. We farm organically and try to live as sustainably as possible, we employ principles of permaculture. Work includes feeding poultry & animals, planting, weeding, mowing, compost making, brewing, fencing, occasional animal slaughter (only if you are interested) and processing & GFM. Accommodation for 2 singles within our home, or a couple in our caravan attached to the house, see the picture. Shared meals, mixed diets. Can P/U from Cygnet any day or Hobart by arrangement if flight arrives before 3pm on a weekday. WWOOFers must be prepared to work independently at times. No smokers. Minimum stay 2 weeks. Initial contact by email, please. WiFi unlimited. If no answer leave message slowly stating your name and number and we will get back to you.

    We want to leave our land in a lot better state than we found it. We are supporters of the Tasmanian Land Conservancy and The Bob Brown Foundation which both preserve old growth forests and special areas of value to flora, fauna and eco-systems.

    Organic/Biological methods we use

    We manufacture our own compost and mulch, collect cow poo and cut our own hay once a year. We follow the principles of permaculture

    We are trying to improve the soils in the 2 large vegetable gardens and the orchard and practice rotational grazing with our livestock.

    We are dedicated to leaving the land in a better state than we found it, we have done extensive tree planting and this work continues alongside repairing riparian zones.

    My Details


    Karen Amanda Holmes (Mandy)

    Partners Name

    Dr. Didier Monselesan



    The Stay

    Can Accommodate

    3 WWOOFers

    Preferred length of Stay

    2-4 weeks, Longer stays by negotiation


    In Our Home, Caravan, BYO Accommodation

    Other options

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

    Meal Procedures

    Eat together, Share most meals

    Languages spoken

    English French German some Spanish Italian and Japanese

    Diets we cater for

    Mixed meals, some meat, some vegetarian, BYO Special diet foods please

    Work and Study Remotely here

    Work and Study Remotely here by arrangement

    Why I became a WWOOF Host

    We joined WWOOF Australia to meet new people, share some of our knowledge, be challenged in our thinking and challenge WWOOFers in their thinking especially in environmental and climate change matters. I hope every WWOOFer will leave here using less chemicals, plastics and fuel. We like to assist people in planning for the purchase of their own property. Pros and Cons. This summer I will be recovering from knee surgery and just really need help.



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