Multiple opportunities, surrounded by nature, on a lake an hour inland from Cairns, Australia

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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

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  • Description

    Description

    Having ‘retired’ to my rainforest covered peninsula on a lake an hour inland from Cairns, (where I'm in the final stages of completing my house, about extend the barn, convert a a 34’ offshore cat into a houseboat, and tidy up the ski boat) ....

    ..... my most pressing need is to make the prototype 'Tiny House' from some of the truckloads of sawn hardwood timber I've recently been given.

    The plan/opportunity is to set up jigs, to make flat pack kit versions, so if this is your 'forte', I'm more than happy to share the rewards.....

    In the meantime you can sail the Hobie Cat, have a windsurf, or paddle one of the canoes, it's a truly beautiful, fun place, surrounded by nature, and, at 700m above sea level, normally 4 to 5 degrees cooler than Cairns, summer and winter.

    Check out my reference - from my first two workawayers - they've stayed with five different friends of mine between here, Adelaide, and Tasmania, since they left!

    Come and have fun!
    Cheers
    Martin

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Sailing, skiing, canoeing, fishing (not that I’m a fisherman, but the Lake is full of them, world record Barramundi, 56kg caught here .... great birdwatching region.... incredible bio-diversity, plant and animal, saw a tree kangaroo on the property a few years ago, there are plenty of them 15 minutes away .... right next to a heap of pristine waterfalls, crater lakes etc etc etc ...,
    Warm days and cool nights (700m above sea level) Swim sail, ski or paddle by day, sit around the circular fireplace at night .... another project that’s just come my way is building a cabin with a frameless plexiglass window that curves right up overhead for stargazing whilst snuggled up ....

  • Help

    Help

    My French needs a lot of practice!
    Apart from that, a helping hand with any of the projects and/or chores, plus a few laughs in between would be great.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Share house - one spare bedroom with double bed, tons of couch space, a couple of old but Ok caravans, or camp at sunset point.
    I'm happy to provide the materials required for three healthy meals a day - I eats lots of fruit and veg, plus grass fed eggs and grass fed meat and non farmed fish.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I come down to Cairns once a week flexible which days, so could pick you up .... which would probably be the easiest

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Whatever is mutually agreed as a fair swap for your abilities and energy levels, I guess, and if you’d like me to provide food � (maximum 25 hrs)

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