Trickle Hill – Cockatoo Vic

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    My Property

    Property Name

    Trickle Hill

    Business Type

    Commercial Farm

    Farming methods


    Short Property Description

    We are a Dutch family of 5, moved in ’07, but more Ozzie than most Ozzies! We live on a 27 acre bush block, with 6 acres cleared, together with 4 horses, 5 dogs, pigs, chooks, ducks , indoor birds and reptiles. To us this is paradise, but not the restful life we hoped for, simply because we always think up things to change & build ? We have had over 150 helpers! People with building/tool experience are always extra welcome to help build our dream, care for animals & garden and play with the kids & dogs, swim in the billabong or taste our salamis. anyone with equestrian VAULTING experience is ALWAYS  welcome!!! We both work from home and create Art and furniture. Accom. for 1-4 people in our 5 star guest house. Children b.a. Meat based meals (no vegans). NSI. Neg stays after initial visit. Reasonable English required, NO helpers May-October.

    please email or call us. not sure I receive all messages

    Full Property Description

    We have a 27 bush block property with no neighbours. And- only 45 km to Melbourne!! people who arrive here instantly relax.  Everything we have built here we have done with helpers, up to our stable block and our natural swimming pond. We are close to massive national and state parks, with trails for hiking and free camping. Also close to Puffing billy steam train, and Yarra valley wineries. It is a miracle we have time for working 🙂

    Both of us have a studio in which we create art and furniture. When we have time.

    Organic/Biological methods we use

    We work in a permaculture way, and avoid poison as much as we can- but that is not always possible. Jobs are only done if you feel comfortable, so we always discuss everything.  We use tools for as many jobs as we can, and keep them sharp and in good order. we expect the same from you.


    Special Conditions

    We eat our own meat, and will NOT cater for vegans- if you are vegetarian, you can try to convince us that it is a great diet- by cooking for us 🙂- we don’t cook vegetarian.

    ENGLISH is necessary for the work we do, it doesn’t have to be perfect, but reasonable. Love for (big) dogs and teenagers is essential !  also please realise that all work is heavy if you are not used to it. Tell us if things are heavy or hard- we can change jobs.

    pkease call us – so we can chat before you come.

    Skills WWOOFers can learn here

    Organic practices & techniques, Permaculture design practices & techniques, Gardening, Composting, Mulching, Animal care, Using & caring for tools, Fencing, Handyman

    My Details


    Trickle Hill – Cockatoo Vic

    Partners Name

    Aukje and Arthur





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