Melissa Angus

Host Profile

My Property

Property Name

Wattle Top

Business Type

Hobby Farm

Farming methods


Short Property Description

We are a small off grid permaculture farmlet located in the upper Yarra valley. We are a communal household consisting of two families, 3 adults and 5 children, living together all interested in a sustainable permaculture lifestyle. We have a large vegetable garden where we grow lots of our food keep a flock of poultry for eggs and meat, we also keep bees for honey, We also run a small fermenting business from our home and are happy, easy going people that are always innovating and creating.

Full Property Description

We are farming with a permaculture method on an acre that backs onto beautiful state forest. We live in an off grid mud brick house, the accommodation offered to woofers is a cosy private little caravan. We would like woofers to help with gardening, general yard maintenance, earth building projects, preserving, fermenting and foraging food. We are happy to share our knowledge of local bush foods, foraging, farming and fermenting.

Around the Yarra

Organic/Biological methods we use

Permaculture based small scale farming with no chemical use

Special Conditions

Must enjoy being around children

Skills WWOOFers can learn here

Permaculture design practices & techniques, Gardening, Composting, Propagating, Pruning, Mulching, Wild Food Foraging, Worm farming, Beekeeping, Animal care, Using & caring for tools, Building, Natural Building techniques, Fencing, Cheese making, Wine making, Bread making, Fermenting foods, Preserving & processing food, Marketing produce

My Details


Melissa Angus

Partners Name

Rodney Taylor



The Stay

Can Accommodate

2 WWOOFers

Preferred length of Stay

Whatever suits


Caravan, Tent, BYO Accommodation

Other options

No Smoking Inside, Children allowed by arrangement

Meal Procedures

Share most meals

Diets we cater for

All diets catered for (mixed meals)

Why I became a WWOOF Host

We have become a WWOOF host because want to share our lifestyle and skills with people who are willing to learn. We are also homeschooling our children and really value the life experiences that WWoofers bring with them to our farm.



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