Dreamfarm Eco-Arts Village

Type of space: Live+Work Space (Residential+Work), Residency, Visual Art Studio, Multi-use Space


    A Creative Residency at Dreamfarm offers the unique opportunity to find the time, space and inspiration you need to bring your creative project to life. If you are passionate about the natural world, driven by fine artistry or are inspired to affect positive social change, we would like to invite you to Dreamfarm and offer you an exceptional environment in which to develop your work.


    A self-directed program, a Dreamfarm Creative Residency is a time for research, experimentation, development, growth and the production of new work. The Residency Program is open to emerging and established practitioners, both Australian and international, working with any creative medium or project. This program is also suitable for collaborative group residencies.

    At Dreamfarm we host residencies during certain months throughout the year. In 2017, you are invited to apply for a residency during the months of September, October and November. We welcome applications for a minimum stay of 2 weeks, and maximum of 2 months. Application deadlines are one month before the residency begins.

    Come to Dreamfarm with a specific project in mind, or simply give yourself some dedicated time to refine your skills and or search for a fresh perspective. With all the essentials provided for, you need only concern yourself with developing and creating your dreams.


    Dreamfarm Eco-Arts Retreat is a rural arts, education and environment centre located in the beautiful Huon Valley, Tasmania. We are passionate about uniting creative practice and environmental stewardship to create a living model of visionary lifestyle possibilities. Our 26 acre property features a quiet landscape with stunning mountain views, native bush, a crystal clear creek and a vibrant kitchen garden. As well as creative retreats, we host group workshops and events that showcase exceptional artistic and sustainable practices.



    At Dreamfarm, we offer lovingly prepared meals each day. You will enjoy fresh produce grown in our gardens and sourced from the local region. We provide omnivore and vegetarian options. We do our best to accommodate other dietary needs.


    - Accommodation & studio space.

    - Three meals daily.

    - Use of shared spaces including library, lounge, workshop, open studio and outdoor patio.

    - Use of all creative materials, instruments and equipment that we have available.

    - Acres of edible gardens, native bushland and creek frontage to explore. Outdoor and site-speific creative projects are welcome.

    - Beautiful valley views and proximity to wilderness nature trails.

    - Opportunity to host performances or exhibitions on site.

    - Option to participate in other activities happening on site, such as yoga and dance classes.


    For more details on the Creative Residency Program at Dreamfarm and to submit an application, head to our website: Apply for Dreamfarm Residency

    Pricing Terms

    Residencies at Dreamfarm are fully catered.

    Please see the Dreamfarm Creative Residency webpage for further information.

    Lease Conditions


    This expansive wooden studio has the most wonderful views of the valley. The room has extensive living and working space, panorama windows and a long balcony. This space is ideal for visual and performing artists, musicians, bands or those wishing to make use of their own large, private, indoor space. Dimensions: 8.5m x 5m. Accommodates 1 - 4 people.


    Encircled by beautiful Tasmanian Oak, this upstairs room is spacious and cozy, perfect for conjuring up new ideas. Gallery lighting and a roof skylight provide a great setting to write, draw, design, and work late into the night. Dimensions: 6m x 4m. Accommodates 1 person.


    For those whose projects suit a small space or who wish to work in the communal areas or outdoors, we suggest the Artist’s Rest. This comfortable bedroom fills up with morning sunlight. Dimensions: 3.5m x 4m. Accommodates 1 - 2 people.


    This first floor self-contained unit would suit a couple, group or collaborative project, or those wanting more privacy. The lodge has 2 bedrooms, an open lounge area with kitchenette, wood heater, private bathroom and a balcony from which to soak up the views. The kitchen is fully equipped, making it a great option for those who require self catering.

    This space is suitable for ArchitectureArts and CraftCircusCo-workingDanceDesk-based workDrawingExhibitionsFilm LocationFurniture makingGraphic DesignInstallationJewelleryMeetingsMusic / SoundNew MediaOpenings/launchesPaintingPhotoshootsProject SpaceResidencySculptureSingingSpoken WordStylingTextilesWoodworkWorkshopsWriting