Help build a permanent off the grid home in harmony with nature in Minimbah, Australia

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  • Description

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    "This is a haven for wanderers and travellers to interact, inspire and create. It's a social playground for expansion of the mind, a community of humans that have come from far and wide to experience unity. This is a University that teaches life skills, makes life friends and opens gates to a new ways of living. "

    I'm born and raised near Paris, from Chinese/Malaysian and French/Algerian parents. Like a lot of people my age i wondered what to do after graduating.
    So i left school to explore the world in search for more meaning and purpose in my life. I left to Australia, the other side of the world .

    After living in Sydney, working in Hospitality, barely making rent, and being as fulfilled as i was when i left my house 4 year prior, i put my foot down and started studying in childcare.
    I was looking for a way to put purpose in my life, i knew that the way i was living wasn't sustainable, i wasn't thriving (neither were most people around me too). For me who now worked in childcare (literally with the future generation of people who will populate this land), how could i justify my unsustainable and wasteful lifestyle?

    i knew the impact i had on the world was immensely bigger than what met the eye . What could i do about it ?


    About 1 year ago a major turning point for my family and I happened! My parents wanted to buy a house in the suburbs of Sydney, but my younger brother and i put our veto. That's when we found our permaculture Farm, our very own paradise, for us to share with friends and family.

    Here at our Farm we live by incorporating permaculture principles into our lives, we’ve finally been able to find lasting happiness and now we would like to share that with you!

    Permaculture search for happiness not through things, but through life itself; thus, it’s up to you to determine what is necessary and what is superfluous in your life.

    The principles of self realisation, philosophy, harmonious living, sustainability, the healing powers of compassion, love, gratitude and spirituality are a few of the subject i love to discuss and ponder on .

    Activism, FNB (Food Not Bombs), Philosophy, DIY, Permaculture, Learning Languages, Carpentry, Bicycle Maintenance, Canoeing, Swimming, Spirituality, Gardening, Cooking, Traveling, Music, Science, Art, Crafts, Poetry, Biking, Dancing, Studying, Rewilding, Street Medic, Farming, Movies, Climbing, Good Vibes, Libraries, Cooperation, Fermentation, Tinkering, Painting Murals, Anti-Racism, Museums, Medicinal Herbs

    Ps: we unfortunatly can't offer second year visa days, sorry!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Art project

  • Help

    Help

    We need people with experience or are willing to learn and help building a permanent off the grid home in harmony with nature, the land and the people. We are my family and I, full of good will to make it a Sustainable safe haven community to inspire; but we lack the numbers and experience in eco-building, permaculture, business planning (airBnB, helpix, etc),...
    Your help can make a real difference

    Current projects include organic raised bed & field mixed veg gardening, mixed flower and herb(edible & medicinal) gardens, straw bale & traditional cold frames, permaculture, wild-crafting, drainage projects/ditching, trail clearing and construction, pallet and bamboo construction, remodelling the 1980s farm house, harvesting, chickens, landscaping, composting and a small nursery. Open to trying any new ideas, and always have something going on.

    The project is in early stages, so we need help on building, fixing up things, renovation, gardening, art projects, cleaning, weeding, cooking... plenty of options! :) it is a combination on what are your interest/ want to learn + skills + what needs to be done and the weather!!

    My preference is to focus on working 4 days mornings and afternoons , with a full hour break for lunch (provided). Most of the work is really easy and fun especially if we work together.

    You would have evenings and day long weekends also which is perfect for your to explore surround areas or even find a part time work in Forster-Tuncurry, Taree, Nabiac,... if you wanted too.

    You will make the most of this area if you come with your own transport.
    However, I am happy to pick you up from Forster-Tuncurry, Taree, or even Newcastle.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Workawayers will be staying in a beautiful little cottage which as 2 rooms, a bathroom and a kitchen. Otherwise you can camp on our beautiful property.

    Most of the food will come from the garden's, i will cater for the staple foods like rice and pasta. Although if food becomes scars in the garden (drought, torrential rain, bad season,...) and more food needs to be bought, a little donation could be asked and/or we might resort to dumster-diving as a solution.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    When at the farm, we love to Jam and play games like ninja, UNO, juggle with a football, wrestling, climbing tree, swimming in the river, craft,... My brother is an artist hand poke tattoos Forster is only 20 min away it as a beautiful bay, in which dolphins come and swim in daily.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    CURRENT GOAL:

    Eliminate our discontent, Reclaim our time, Live in the moment, Pursue our passions, Discover our missions, Experience real freedom, Create more, consume less, Focus on our health, Grow as individuals and as a community, Contribute beyond ourselves, Rid ourselves of excess stuff, Discover purpose in our lives


    What I Can Share with Guests?

    Food, games, experiences, Joix de vivre, my car... EVERYTHING
    We offer a place where you can express yourself through art and music, yoga and meditation, gardening and playing, designing and building, anything you can imagine.

    When at the farm, we love to Jam, play music loud in the gardens and play games like ninja, UNO, juggle with a football, wrestling, climbing tree, swimming in the river, craft,... My brother is an artist in hand poke tattoos and is a gifted singer and is always up for a jam session!

    The Farm is just off the Pacific highway, 5 minutes from the closest town and 30 min from Forster-Tuncurry, the closest beach is 20 min away. Forster as a beautiful bay, in which dolphins come and swim in daily.

    Ps: we unfortunatly can't offer second year visa days, sorry!

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5-6 hours a day, 5 days a week

COME AS STRANGERS , LEAVE AS FRIENDS ! in our off the grid permaculture farm!

Cuddle puddles are a must!
Here 's me with the crue on one of our little outings !

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