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Queer Permaculturalist offering stay in exchange for some gardening and building help in the Byron Shire, Ocean Shores, Australia

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  • Last activity: 18 Sep 2021



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    I'm 43, queer, non binary, social worker, permaculturalist and horticulturalist. I have done a lot of travelling and help exchange type arrangements myself around the world. I also have 1 very active dog and 9 silkie chickens.

    I'm seeking folks interested in permaculture, gardening and building to stay for 1-2 weeks in exchange for 20 hrs/week, which includes food.

    Helping here can count towards your visa as both a bushfire recovery area and a regional area (postcode 2483).

    Priority given to:
    - queer people
    - permies
    - people with handy skills
    - tradies
    - non smokers
    - people with web design skills

    You will need your own car.

    This is not a party house. We go to bed early and get up early.

    The house is clean, large, reasonably modern with room for up to 4 people. Set on half an acre. Beautiful location near Byron Bay, Mullumbimby, the sea, bush and mountains.

    You get a private room, private bathroom, food (fridge fully stocked with vegetarian options and staples), flexible days and hours so you can be a tourist in this beautiful region.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    It will depend on the time of year and the tasks, but you will learn about permaculture, building and living on a property. This includes gardening, plant care, building structures, soil health, compost making, propagation, seed saving, harvesting, handling chickens, building structures, using different hand and power tools, managing pests and diseases and so on.

  • Help


    Tasks may include building garden beds and garden structures, building tasks around the house, propagation, planting, animal care, soil improvement, seed saving, harvesting, and other property maintenance tasks.

    I also need to build a couple of websites.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Norwegian: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation is inside a nice, modern, clean house. There are 2 bedrooms. One has a queen bed, the other has bunks (double on bottom and single on top). The two bedrooms share a bathroom, which includes a shower and spa. We are not far from the beach and it's a short drive to Byron, Brunswick Heads and Mullumbimby and other tourist spots.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I'm serious about Covid-19 safety, so we'll have to chat about how to manage this.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Unlimited wifi

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Plenty of safe parking

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 184514424447