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Melissa Angus

Host Profile

    My Property

    Property Name

    Wattle Top

    Farming methods


    Business Type

    Hobby Farm

    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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