We are a friendly, active older couple (with grown children) with open minds and hearts. We live in a lovely 4 bedroom eco strawbale house, pool and mature gardens that we built for our family. I facilitate Rites of Passage programs to support young people and their families, and my husband is a natural house builder and potter with a pottery studio on site. We have lived and travelled around the world and hosted many visitors and mentored many young people on their journey. In the UK we ran a TEFL language school. Our home is on a rainforest wildlife sanctuary full of wildlife and an amazing variety of birdlife. We have no pets in order to protect the wildlife, so if you have any dog or cat allergies our home will be ok for you. We look forward to meeting you!
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We can offer to share skills in pottery, gardening and information on natural building techniques. Local knowledge about places to visit and walking tracks. We love hosting people and getting to know people from around the world.
Our lovely strawbale house is located on an 80-acre wildlife rainforest sanctuary and we are looking for help in the upkeep of our 1 acre garden and fruit trees, along with some general maintenance of the house like oiling woodwork and light cleaning or painting. No big jobs just some ongoing help as we aren't able to spend as much time in the garden as it needs. We have a lovely in ground pool to cool off in during the warmer months and a wood burning stove that keeps the house really cosy in the winter, although Byron winters aren't that cold!
Separate upstairs space consisting of one queen bedroom and a separate study to yourself and your own bathroom/shower. Best suited for individual or couple. Shared kitchen, living and dining areas. Along with supplying food (we generally eat organic vegetables, fruit and fish and chicken, but no red meat) for all meals, we are happy to prepare evening meals with you and exchange cooking skills. Can accomodate gluten free requirements.
We are located in the Byron Bay hinterland just 30 mins to the nearest beach in Byron Bay or Brunswick Heads and just 10 minutes to Minyon Falls and the Nightcap ranges. A car would be needed to get around the Shire to see all of the amazing sights. We are happy to pick you up on your arrival and departure and offer lifts when we go to town, our local town is Mullumbimby. We live a generally quiet life, working, socialising and enjoying the beauty and sounds of our natural surroundings.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week