Hello! We are located in Redmond in the Great Southern, within cooee of the towns of Albany, Denmark and Mt Barker. Surrounding us is beautiful scenery, including two ancient mountain ranges and a magnificent coastline, all with legendary walking trails we like to frequent as often as possible. We are currently very busy finishing our owner built straw bale house (which will eventually open as an eco-farmstay), establishing wildlife-attracting shelter belts in our pastures, and starting a permaculture garden. Besides that, we take care of our farm animals and steward our 52 hectares of bush reserve.
Our straw bale build is thoroughly documented on Flickr (follow the link below the photos here). To access the detailed captions on Flickr, click on any of the tiled photographs to enter slide show mode. The build alone without the farm life photos is available by selecting the appropriate photo album on our Flickr photostream. We always welcome questions and comments, either on Flickr or on the contact form below.
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Sue has some articles on establishing a rural lifestyle, straw bale building, sustainable farm management, and good food published in Grass Roots, Australia's most popular self-sufficiency magazine.