Graham and Kristina Holdaway

Host Profile

    My Property

    Business Type

    Commercial Farm

    Farming methods

    Regenerative Agriculture

    Short Property Description

    375 acre forest and farm with a majority in plantation forestry. Cattle on recovering / developing pasture – using rotational grazing methods facilitated by electric fencing.

    Firewood business operated by a lessee / land sharer using coppice E. globulus resource.  Biochar kiln to utilise waste wood. Large vegetable garden. Hot house with raised beds. Substantial composting.

    Organic/Biological methods we use

    We are influenced most by Permaculture and other regenerative techniques – but we also have quite traditional farming roots.  We make a lot of compost.  We make and use biochar produced from a Kon Tiki flame curtain kiln.

    We are planting and caring for a variety of indigenous and exotic tree species. We recover firewood from our forest following the Permaculture principle – take a yield.

    We love having cattle – and managing them in a gentle, low stress way. We use electric fencing to manage rotational grazing.

    We have chooks for eggs – and for their gentle quiet presence.

    We use non-organic chemicals occasionally – where it seems efficient to do so. We never ask WWOOFers to use chemicals.

    My Details


    Graham and Kristina Holdaway



    COVID-19 Vaccination Status

    Fully Vaccinated

    The Stay

    Can Accommodate

    3 WWOOFers

    Preferred length of Stay

    3-7 days, 1-2 weeks, 2-4 weeks, Longer stays by negotiation, Whatever suits


    In Our Home

    Other options

    No Smoking Inside, Children allowed by arrangement, Pets allowed by arrangement

    Meal Procedures

    Eat together, Share cooking

    Languages spoken

    English, Indonesian

    Diets we cater for

    Mixed meals, some meat, some vegetarian, Vegetarian meals

    Work and Study Remotely here

    Work and Study Remotely here by arrangement

    Why I became a WWOOF Host

    We became hosts to meet young people travelling – as we once did.  And to get a bit of help.

    We stay hosts because of the joy WWOOF hosting has been for nearly 15 years now – 150 plus mainly young people who (almost uniformly) have been a credit to themselves and the people / communities that raised them.



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