We are in our 60's & 70's with a rescue Australian Cattle Dog, Tom (8 yrs) and have been back on the property for nearly 8 years. We describe ourselves as Contemporary Peasants and enjoy living a simple, minimalist life so you need to be OK with a (private) outdoor shower and short walk to your toilet. We enjoy chatting with visitors over meals and love to learn and share new ideas or experiences with adults of any age. (Our property has an un-fenced dam and no boundary fences)
DIY and building projects
Dave is a past Permaculture Teacher and willing to offer training to anyone keen to increase their knowledge of Permaculture systems. We have been hosting helpers since 2015 and receive great feedback about our property, food, location and company.
We are a laid-back but hard working couple who enjoy the "good life" in all its simplicity. We practice regenerative agriculture (using 2 goats and many chickens) and focus on cover crops as well as adding micro-organisms to our soil.
We are looking for a single person or happy couple, preferably with practical skills, to assist with gardening, care of our animals and improvements to the pasture system.
We can offer spacious, light accommodation (or van parking site) and two meals/day (what we normally eat) plus access to caravan gas burner & fridge space for minimum 18 hours work a week.
Well-established Permaculture property with orchard, garden and animal systems located ten minutes from Noosa and seven minutes from (famous) Eumundi Markets. (But public transport VERY poor in this area so helpers really need to have their own car to enjoy the many local sites nearby.) We are non-smokers and enjoy the peace and sounds of birds in our environment. There is some outdoor space available but we definitely encourage our visitors to get out and see the sites in their spare time. We're happy to cater to Omnivores, Vegetarians and Gluten free but are not really able to accept Vegans, unless you're more Plant-based and happy to make many of your own meals. We find it easiest to start with a week trial and then discuss length of stay.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have space and appropriate surface to park a RV camper
We have dogs on the property but a quiet, well-behaved visiting dog is fine as long as you understand there are no fences so you would need to be visually supervising your animal at all times.
3 hrs per day, 6 days per week