Help with Building and Gardening at our Self-sustainable Eco/ Cob Home in Chinchilla Qld, Australia



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    G'day and greetings to all.

    Graeme, Nherla, Gnhevea (7y) and Vance Havoc (6y) here, come and join our family and help out on our exciting project.
    Our place is a little different! We are a fun loving and easy going family.

    We are well underway with construction of our Self-sustainable Eco Farm/Cob , off the grid, COB (Mud, clay & straw) home. Located on 52 hectares of private bush land. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city where it is peaceful and quiet. Surrounded by animals in the day and stars at night. Currently Looking for helpers to assist us with reaching our final goal. If you are happy to get your hands dirty , have some fun and learn all about cob And Building then shoot us a message.

    Who we are looking for:
    Chasing any help we can get from anyone who is willing. We need self-motivated volunteers, or at least confidence to try new things.We are interested in light minded people who are interested in Off-Grid Leaving, and have unique ideas.We would like to try the opportunities to try them.

    There are numerous tasks to do around here.
    Including but not limited to; COB construction with recycled materials, painting, gardening,Solar Heating ,Water Harvesting,Portable Cooling System, cleaning, feeding the animals (chickens, dogs, budgies), cooking, assisting with the kids. General day to day Activity.
    The nice part is, there are always jobs that both beginners and more experienced people can do. Ranging from repetitive physical labor to fine detail finishing touches.
    The Work varies from day to day and depending on the weather.
    Everyone is different and has a different set of skills. So we are more than happy to accommodate anyone willing to help and can find a job that will suit you.
    People that are interested in COB building, Aquaponics, home building and Gardening are very much welcome!! We would love some help.
    Must be happy to be around children and dogs.

    We are a smoking household so smokers and non-smokers are welcome.

    Helping hours:
    Our work hours are not fixed and vary a lot. We start when we start and stop when we stop. but on average we usually try to do about 4 – 5 hours a day but some days we might work more and some days we might not work at all.

    What we offer / in return: We have 3 beautiful cob rooms or 1 fully contained caravan as accommodation for you to choose from. ALL meals are provided including tea and coffee.
    We usually eat together for lunch and dinner, while breakfast is had at your own leisure.
    You have access to your own outdoor COB kitchen, to share with the other helpers if you wish to cook.
    As sadly we don't cook for vegetarians, vegans or fussy eaters, but you are more then welcome to bring your own food.

    Our main diet is Asian and Australian food, but if you are a wiz in the kitchen please bring your nationality to our table as we would love new experience. We are not a 5 star hotel but we do have a million star view.

    WiFi is available but we are in a very remote location so we only have limited data and speeds are quite slow. If you wish to stream or watch movies & shows, it’s usually best to download them before getting here.
    Telstra is the only phone network that works out here and its signal is usually poor at best.

    On our off time we are happy to take you around to meet some of our friends, have some fun, ,enjoy a fire or two, have a BBQ and show you some country side.

    If you want to stay one week,1 month or more you are more than welcome and your help will be greatly appreciated!! We are located 300km west from Brisbane 90km from Dalby and 45km From Chinchilla. We are more than happy to pick you up from the bus station which is in Chinchilla.

    PS: We no Longer Sign For 2nd Year Visa(88Days).

    Please send us an email if you have any questions at all and would like more info.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Graeme and Nherla
    P.s. we also Sell cars, 4WD's and Van’s.

    We hope you have a Great stay in Australia,and we look forward of Hearing From you!!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Art Projects
    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

    In exchange for the daily help,we can offer a comfortable Accomodation,Meals,Learn some knowledge about Natural Building's,and Using recycled materials.And most of all have some Fun:)

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We can't be so certain of what exactly the major tasks are if you join with us, but I can give you an idea.Building: We will almost constantly be building.90% of the Materials we are using are Recycled material's and Cob,the nice part is that there will always be building that both beginners and more experienced people can do, and also ranging from repetitive physical labor to fine details and finishing touches.Feeding And Maintaining the Animals. Tasks Vary from day to day depending on the weather.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We have 3 Cob Room's, & 1 fully contained Caravan for your accommodation the choice is all yours,...You have your Own Cob Kitchen,where share with other Helper's to have Breakfast,We do eat together on Lunch and Dinner Time.Your privacy,To relax,enjoy music,Have a drinks or even cook if you feel to.
    Our Outside kitchen is built with Natural Resource which is Cob and all recycled materials,And we are Using A natural Compost toilet which the main foundation is Cob.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    WiFi is Available
    Internet and Phone ,Only works with TELSTRA Network.We are happy to take you around and meet some friends,Have some fun,enjoy watching the Fire on the fireplace and having a BBQ most of the weekends and show you some country side.

  • 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.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 25 hours a week, 4-5 hours a day, max 5 days a week

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