Come have a great experience helping out at our lovely rainforest property in the Bryon Bay hinterland, Australia



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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    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!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • 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

    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.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    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!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 185793792352