about us

Hill'n'Dale Farm Cottages is a small family business, owned and managed by a couple who love creating a sustainable and nourishing space.

Eddy

Eddy is a heavy metal fabricator by trade and has worked as a health and safety consultant in remote locations across Australia, Kazakhstan and Dubai.

He is passionate about living off the land and using food as medicine. Eddy enjoys designing and creating with recycled and repurposed materials. 

Phuong

Phuong is a shiatsu practitioner with a professional background in electrical/mechanical engineering, climate change and sustainability.

She is passionate about connecting people with food, nature and the community. Phuong loves growing food and cooking for friends.

 

sustainable business

We are continually looking to reduce our environmental impact and love to hear any suggestions for improvement. Here are some of our initiatives:

  • Recycle and compost bins are provided in all cottages. The compost goes into our big compost bin, which is used back into our veggie patch

  • Bath items are purchased in bulk and refilled to reduce waste and packaging

  • Shopping bags are provided in the kitchen for your use to reduce single use plastic bags. Garbage bags used are biodegradable.

  • Fresh water is supplied from a natural spring up the top of the mountain. This water supply is gravitationally feed, so there is no electricity is used for pumping water around the property. One of the benefits of living in the mountains and smart water design!

  • Rotating sheep shared with the neighbour to keep the grass down in the top paddock and provide excellent organic manure for the garden

  • Natural ingredients/products are used for cleaning the cottages

  • No pesticides or harmful chemicals are used on property or gardens