Our Land

In total we have 5 hectares or 12.5 acres of land at Simply Canvas Farm. One hectare includes our house and the plot we use for our Glamping business, because we rent out six safari tents, and three cottages between April-October. Here you find also a few of the smaller projects like demonstration m2 gardening, the greenhouse, the kitchen garden and a reed filter bed which filters the water from the bathroom building. Many people like our tents and if you just come to visit the garden and not all the tents are occupied we will even let you peek in one.

We arrived at the property in October 2008 and the first years we spend our time in setting up our small scaled tourist business. During the autumn and winter time we slowly started with developing the vegetable garden which has steadily doubled in size every year since 2008. But our 10 acre field remained barren for a few years. It was difficult to imagine how to design such a large field even after watching lots of documentaries and studying books. In 2013 we decided to go on an intensive two week course where at the end we would be the proud owners of a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC). The two weeks helped us put all the information we had gathered over the years into place and also gave us so much extra knowledge. The PDC also gave us an extensive short term, mid term and long term plan for the coming 10 years for the 10 acre field. And that is what we have been working on. Since that year we planted thousands of trees, bushes and plants with a large diversity of edible plants. We have created an integrated water management system, are improving the soil and biodiversity and are creating edible forest edges to name but a few.

In the mean time we have installed many demonstration projects concerning permaculture like flower spirals, a small permaculture vineyard, a tea garden, a food forest, an aquaponics system, swales and more. Besides that the field is filled with wild flowers. In the spring you find thousands of daisies and a good selection of wild orchids. There is so much more we could share, but we save it for one of our tours that we do on request. During guided tours we touch different subjects like water management, soil improvement and composing, how to make optimal use of your farm animals and more.