Learn about the Australian bush, native trees, and invasive weeds in New South Wales, Australia

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  • Beschreibung

    Beschreibung

    I've managed to avoid Covid so far, and am triple vaxed. As I am 77, I am amongst the "vulnerable", so will only take those fully vaxed (whatever that means at the time). The borders are now being opened for tourists, so am happy to accept workawayers.

    I am a retired lawyer with a house on the beach at Stanwell Park, New South Wales, Australia. To the north is Sydney's Royal National Park. You can get a good idea of the area through Google Earth. My house is surrounded by a public park which needs constant maintenance through weeding, tree planting, and protecting trees from the deer introduced into the Royal National Park some 150 years ago. I am a registered volunteer bush care worker with the Wollongong Council that has the management of the park, and which supports what I am doing. Guests also become registered volunteers with the Council, and because they receive no payment, they do not require working holiday visas. I am also a potter, and I turn the weeds that I remove from the park into giant nests which I fill with leaf mulch to turn into compost heaps to provide nutrition for the native trees that I then plant down slope of them. Just for fun, I put an emu or ostrich size porcelain egg in each one.

    I speak Spanish fluently and have just completed my 13th translation of a book from Spanish to English, a new biography of Gabriel García Márquez. I would particularly welcome Spanish speakers as it is important for me to keep up my speaking skills. I have had long experience with people staying with me through the other exchange websites such as Couchsurfers, Warmshowers and HelpX where you will find references on those sites. I prefer people with references, but understand that if you have not used this or similar sites before you would not have any.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Karitative Arbeit
    Kunstprojekte
    Sprachpraxis
    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Gartenarbeiten
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Hausarbeiten
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten

  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    They will learn a lot about the Australian bush and its native trees, as well as the invasive weeds that are threatening parts of it. They will also see how I am creating and restoring habitat for possums, sugar gliders, echidnas and, of course, the many birds. But in addition to that I am interested in philosophy, art, sculpture and literature of all kinds, as well as travelling. I usually travel overseas once a year, generally in winter time.

  • Arbeit

    Arbeit

    Voluntary bush regeneration in a public park, but also some gardening, maintenance and house cleaning. I am more than happy to provide the food and free accommodation, and am a reasonable cook, but am always willing to let others cook.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Englisch: Fließend
    Spanisch: Fließend

  • Unterkunft

    Unterkunft

    I have three spare rooms, two with double beds and one a dormitory with four bunks. The two rooms downstairs have their own bathroom, and there is a large bathroom upstairs. I will buy all the food, and guests are not expected to pay anything for the accommodation or use of facilities like washing machines etc, but would like guests to share in the cooking and cleaning of the house. I have internet access but the download and uploads are limited.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    Stanwell Park is situated on the southern edge of the Royal National Park, 60 kms south of Sydney. There is a good train service to Sydney that runs every hour and sometimes more, and every two hours at some other times. It takes an hour to get to Sydney, and half of the journey is through the Royal National Park. I am not married and when there are no guests, live quite happily in my own company. Visitors are welcome to use all the rooms in the house except my own bedroom and my study upstairs, I have had friends from many places in the world staying at my place over the 50 years I have been here, including hang glider pilots, a sport which I did for 25 years, some 150 German law students who had work experience at my office, and many guests from other hosting/exchange sites. In recent years the grown up children of former guests have been coming to stay.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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    Arbeitszeiten

    Maximum 15 hours a week and hours are flexible to suit your wish for other activities, such as walking in the adjacent Royal National Park and surfing.

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