Longer term practical help needed in Byron bush setting, Australia

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    19/04/2019

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi,

    Im seeking some can-do folks to come and share with me longer term, on an amazing 120 acre bush property about 25 minutes from Bryon Bay, 15 mins from mullumbimby and 30 mins to lismore. I live on 3 acre share of an intention community with 6 other families in a beautiful valley, with nature abounding. Our land is a wildlife reserve with plentiful native animals and no cats and dogs allowed.

    I live in my big beautiful Queenslander house, which I moved to the land in 2000, with my 11 year old son and visitors coming and going. My partner lives near MT warning and he also Stays here part time. We are not conventional or conservative people and have done alot of personal growth work and traveling.I am both a counsellor and artist and am passionate about making the world a better place, indigenous Australia, women`s work and raising children.

    ITs very beautiful and peaceful here so if you are looking for a break from the party scene, this is the place for you!

    Im trying to find some folks who would be interested in doing work exchange for accomodation. I really need help with some building, renovating, plastering and helping clean up areas around my place There is also general house work and chicken help.

    You must be earthy, mature, openminded, and happy in your own company. You need to be able to cope with nature and the bush as we on on the edge of a national park, so the odd spider, wallaby, big lizard or python may be seen! If this panics you too much, my place is probably not for you.

    I like to be clear and frank with communication so there are no preconceived expectations that I cant meet and as such I will tell you everything as best I can, so you can assess whether my place is right for you. I love it if you are also straight with me as I am a sensitive person, and can always feel it, if someone is not happy. So being on the same page and honest is important to me.

    Accomodation options are a funky bus in a exquisite private rainforest spot, or some cozy caravans that with bit of love and elbow grease, will be gorgeous.

    Unlimited Wireless internet and phone available.

    If you are interested, please send me an email with your phone number and some of your details & photo if possible. Id like to know your age, smoking, english level, nationality, if you have a car or not, your gender and experience.

    Thanks so much.

    Happy travelling.

    Cheers Jude

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Other
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live in incredibly beautiful nature which is very pristine. Because we have no cats or dogs here, there is plenty of wild life- walabies everywhere, bandicoots and many others.
    If you want a beautiful retreat like place, that is quiet and away from the party scene- my place is for you. Its lush and green and very peaceful.
    We are living an alternative to the nuclear family paradym, so you will also experience an alternative lifestyle here as well as having a taste of what it feels like to live on a community .

  • Help

    Help

    At the moment I need help with many different projects- there is the usual tidying up around my place and deep cleaning, then if you are skilled there is building projects, painting , paving and plastering to do, I usually wait until we can work out what jobs would suit you best and take it from there.

    I need helpers who are mature and have some life experience and skills- my dreams are - building, painting, gardening etc. You must have good english and be able to work independently. If you have your own car that is great. You need to be open-minded, mature, and happy in your own company as I do not have heaps of time to hang out and chat. As we live in nature, you need to be able to cope with the odd spider as we are very close to the forest.

    My usual exchange is 4- 5 hours per day with the weekends off. I am also happy to adjust this if you want to provide your own food. I need helpers who are grown up and can take care of themselves, cook for themselves and be independant. i do not have a regular routine, so need flexiblilty and an ability to go with the flow. HAving said that, I will try and work in with you as much as possible.

    We are happy if you want to stay long term if we get on well. I enjoy having young 'can do' energy around and have fond memories and made many friends from this site & helped lots of travellers get their 2nd working holdiay visa- though unfortunately due to the government changes, I can no longer offer this.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accomodation is a funky bus or a couple of self contained caravans with big deck & outdoor kitchen, not far from my place, amongst the trees.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On your time off you can visit Byron bay, or go to the forest- minyon falls, bush walks or just hang out.
    I have good wifi, so you can also keep in touch with all your freinds and family.
    There are a few local school bus's that you can take to get places or there are generally rides with other residents from the community going here or there, so rides are possible. However, having your own car is by far the easiest way to get around the hills of Byron bay!

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    prefer accomodation only- 10 hours per week




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