Eco-retreat in the Blue Mountains bush - a beautiful place with Labyrinths and bush walks, NSW, Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    We are located on a beautiful large bush block at Woodford in the mid-Blue Mountains. The home is in a mini-valley with a pond and plenty of lovely native bush with walking paths.

    We are a quiet, contemplative eco-retreat centre. We aim to live sustainably and practice Permaculture principles. We use natural / recycled building techniques for our projects. We have Yurts, caravans etc for guests and are preparing other accommodation. We always have projects on the go to improve and beautify our place and to set up our permaculture food gardens.

    We are peace/human rights activists, avid travellers and speak German, French, Persian and English of course! And love to host travellers, hear your stories and share tips on what to see and do in the beautiful Blue Mountains...

    Stays for 2 weeks minimum to 3 months and negotiable after that.

    Ours is a quiet and peaceful place - we have the Earth Room, a beautiful community space and three different Labyrinths for walking meditation, bushwalks and a pool to cool off... We like to enjoy quietness on the property in the evening from 8pm.

    We are 1.5 hours by train from Sydney, about an hour's drive. Our home is walking distance to Woodford train station (15-20mins walk), or a 10-15min bike ride.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We aim to live sustainably and practice permaculture principles. You could learn about this as well as meditation, Tai Chi, Labyrinths and natural building techniques.

    There are many wonderful walks not far away, and the major attractions of the Blue Mountains such as Wentworth Falls and the 3 Sisters a train ride or 15-20 mins drive. You're welcome to use our mountain bikes to explore the mountains.

  • Help

    Help

    Help needed includes help with building projects, painting, landscaping, clearing bush, gardening, weeding mulching, chipping, odd jobs, some cleaning and maintenance work...would love to hear from anyone with trade skills such as carpentry, plumbing etc or experience in building.

    We have plenty of creative projects, so always welcome artistic and creative types, with a flair for good design, including graphic design and on-line work...

    We are keen to host helpers with experience in and knowledge of Permaculture. Confidence with a chainsaw and power tools also appreciated!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, German, French, Persian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a private, cosy caravan for helpers with double bed or two singles, with wi-fi internet, composting toilet and shower a short walk nearby. We can offer various arrangements eg: all meals in exchange for 4 hrs work a day, 5 days a week (then 2 days off), flexible hours/days...or you self-cater and work around 2-3 hours instead.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are 1.5 hours by train from Sydney, about an hour's drive. Our home is walking distance to Woodford train station (15-20mins walk), or a 10-15min bike ride.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week





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