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Host Profile

    My Property

    Farming methods


    Business Type

    Hobby Farm

    Short Property Description

    Our 1908 home is on 84 acres 6kms south of Violet Town. We have a garden with vegetables, herbs & fruit trees for our own use, based on Permaculture, ‘what grows best’ or ‘what makes us happy’ principles.

    One hundred and ten olive trees supply us with pickled olives & oil. An adjacent nature reserve (with our ‘private’ swimming pool!) provides habitat for abundant native wildlife including the elusive platypus.

    We enjoy seasonal foods. Robena is a talented chef who is happy to share her large kitchen.

    Accommodation in our house for 1-2 (couple or singles). Mixed shared meals. ‘The Gorge’ is a TV, STRESS & SMOKE-FREE Zone! P/u at Violet Town railway station (Benalla/Euroa b.a).

    Projects vary throughout the year & include gardening, weeding, watering, seasonal food processing & general maintenance.

    Skills WWOOFers can learn here

    Organic practices & techniques, Permaculture design practices & techniques, Gardening, Composting, Mulching, Pruning, Using & caring for tools, Building, Handyman, Fermenting foods, Preserving & processing food

    Courses and Events

    We volunteer at the Violet Town market held on the 2nd Saturday every month.

    My Details



    Partners Name

    Peter and daughter Laura



    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

    Meal Procedures

    Eat together

    Languages spoken

    Italian – Laura

    Diets we cater for

    Mixed meals, some meat, some vegetarian

    Why I became a WWOOF Host

    We joined in 1998 when our niece visited us after WWOOFing in NSW and found very few hosts in our area.  WWOOFers provide us assistance with the everyday and seasonal farm chores and we learn about their lives and culture.

    We’ve had some wonderful young people stay with us over the decades and have visited them when travelling to Europe, including a fabulous wedding in Brittany in 2019.



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