Help us in our orchard and vegetable garden in a rainforest mountain paradise outside Brisbane, Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    We live in a rainforest mountain paradise about 30km out of Brisbane. No other houses are visible from our home, there are only trees, wallabys, frogs, many beautiful birds and a very pretty dam. In fact it is a bird watchers paradise, with the sound of bellbirds ringing.

    There are also many beautiful bush walks to go on around the area. It is a very special place and often much cooler than the city. We have a swimming pool which you are welcome to use.

    There is no public transport, but Paula works in Brisbane City three days per week and can drive you to the train station. John works from home. We are both easy going people and have travelled to many countries ourselves. We also both love music and play whenever we can.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Art Projects

  • Help

    Help

    We have a small orchard and a vegetable garden and some chickens, but mostly lots of forest. There will be lots of weeding and mulching, both in the orchard and vege garden, but also in the forest as we are trying to clear away all the introduced species. The work will be two hours per day for accommodation only (not food, although we will occasionally share meals). You can do the work on any days you like, for example, four hours one day and no hours the next day.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a caravan in the forest, fitted out with a deck and a roof. You will have your own private bathroom, laundry and cooking facilities. We will share meals occasionally but mostly you will cook for yourself. It is well suited for a couple, or two single people who are mature, self-motivated and who like to have a bit of independence and privacy. It is the Australian bush, not the city, so if you are afraid of bugs and wildlife, this might not be the right place for you.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in a beautiful forest only 30km from a major city. We are located within Brisbane Forest Park and close to several beautiful bush walks and only one hour's drive from the golden beaches of the Sunshine Coast.
    Minimum stay is 10 days and we prefer mature, independent people with a genuine interest in the natural environment.

  • 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?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Two hours per day in return for accommodation (not food)

We have a salt water swimming pool which you are welcome to use.
A view of the dam, with a little boat.
Your accommodation, tucked into the forest.
Your accommodation. Sleeping is inside the caravan, and you have your own kitchen, bathroom with toilet and shower, and laundry.
A little bridge leading to the orchard.
Your hosts, John and Paula
Our house, viewed from across the dam.
Milkshake, Cappucino, Dark Star and No Name free ranging.
Our Art Nouveau chook pen, made from recycled materials.
The vege garden, protected from wallabies, bandicoots and bush turkeys.
The King parrots are very friendly.

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Host ref number: 196213891686