We live in the forest and need help with vegetable gardens, and home maintenance near Dorrigo NSW

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  • Description

    Description

    WE LIVE IN A BIODIVERSITY HOTSPOT AND WE NEED SOME HELP IN VEGETABLE GARDENS AND SOME HOME MAINTENANCE

    We would love to spend this time with people with a good heart and willing to help. We live in the forest on a 968acre property adjoining World Heritage forests. In exchange I can provide you with a warm welcome, safe, comfortable accommodation, healthy food in a beautiful part of Australia. We were once open as a small retreat/workshop venue so we have several buildings for accommodation for your privacy.

    We need some help in our large organic vegetable gardens and some home maintenance, cooking, painting, small repairs and maybe some simple construction and yard work, there is a variety of work. The work is not hard but a good level of fitness would be welcome. We are flexible and open when it comes to a fair and honorable work exchange. Any contribution towards achieving these goals would be helpful and much appreciated.

    COVID 19
    Do not come if you answer YES to any of the questions below, as we are in a very vulnerable health category:
    1. Have you been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case or a person who has been
    directed to self-isolate in the last 14 days?
    2. Have you been advised to self-isolate in the last 14 days?
    3. Do you feel unwell today or have you experienced any of the following symptoms: cough,
    fever, sore/scratchy throat, shortness of breath, loss of smell or loss of taste?
    4. Have you travelled to a known COVID-19 hotspot in the last 14 days?

    Our place would appeal to someone who is wanting to learn and deepen their connection to the natural world. Our natural environment has proven to be our best teacher, and has helped open our hearts to recognize the ancient wisdom that closeness to nature brings.

    We live 43km from the nearest town of Dorrigo, we do not go to town often at this time, it would best suit if you have your own car.

    This rich biodiverse forest is home to 29 threatened species of animal and plant, we have been busy working to clean up after the bush fires and we are now focusing on taking care of maintenance around the house and our large organic vegetable gardens.

    Our home is located on a magnificent forested conservation property. It adjoins World Heritage country and is surrounded by vast areas of forested land offering spectacular scenery. Wonderful hiking opportunities into some spectacular wilderness country.

    Our place is not resort style but it is welcoming, comfortable and a beautiful down to earth home.

    We ask for 5 hours a day or equivalent 5 days a week and we can offer you comfortable accommodation with a private bedroom, internet, healthy meals and a welcome friendship. We can cater to most diets and we are flexible about help exchange.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    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

    We would invite you to discover the spirit and wonders of the wilderness. We live amidst the pure beauty of these ecologically unique and biodiverse forests. It is home to a many native species, 29 of them are on the rare or threatened species list.

    Our natural environment has proven to be our best teacher, and has helped open our hearts to recognize the ancient wisdom that closeness to nature brings, closeness among humanity and all living beings. We do our best to live sustainably as part of nature, all life is interconnected.

  • Help

    Help

    This is my wish list but whatever you can do towards helping would be appreciated:

    We need help in our large vegetable gardens, which we depend upon. There is good organic food being produced which we eat every day. There is some work around the place with general maintenance. We are doing house maintenance, painting and small repairs.

    A helping hand would be very welcome, any contribution towards achieving these goals would be helpful and much appreciated.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have comfortable private bedrooms, or a place to park your campervan with amenities. We like to have healthy fresh abundant meals, with as much produce as possible from our own organic gardens.

    With consideration to the virus, a combination of shared cooking and meals being prepared for you, or you may like to cook. We will provide all ingredients as part of the exchange.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are great hiking opportunities into the surrounding forests, pristine streams and spectacular views of wilderness areas. We adjoin World Heritage forests, and National Parks. The local town of Dorrigo is 43km away, under the current pandemic conditions, it is easier if you have a car,

    Our place would appeal to someone who is wanting to enjoy and deepen their connection to the natural world.

    Travelers love this place and its welcoming atmosphere. We look forward to meeting you.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have unlimited internet.

  • 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 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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