Blue Mountains- gardening and cleaning help needed , Katoomba,NSW, Australia




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    Hi ! I’m Chris, a retired Sydney Firefighter who has studied Sculpture and photography at the National art school in Sydney and continue to practice Art and pass on my knowledge to others .I’m building an off grid art studio/bush meditation space on my property in the Megalong Valley NSW utilising recycled materials as much as possible. I have been a vegetarian and regular meditator for the past 25 years with an interest in buddhism. I have travelled extensively and regularly practiced yoga. Please contact me only if you seriously intend on coming.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

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    I can offer guidance in art,meditation and building skills which i would be happy to share. Also some vegetarian campfire cooking lessons!I take Workaway guests to visit local nature areas and meditation centres in the blue mountains and Sydney.

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    Due to flood damage to access road I am unable to work on my bush property for now. I currently need help with gardening and home maintenance at my house in Katoomba and can provide private room at my house.I’m looking for help building an art studio/meditation space and bush retreat for artists and anyone wishing to experience the Australian wilderness . Some creative skills or experience with building or gardening are preferable. I also need help with gardening and bush regeneration. I’m utilising recycled building materials wherever possible and need help organising material and cleaning and preparing building site. I have also been restoring my liveaboard yacht in Sydney. Please contact me only if you seriously intend on coming. Thanks!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Indonesian: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Bush camping accommodation .Vegetarian and vegan food will be provided.

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    What else ...

    Swimming, bushwaking and visits to local historic villages nearby and meditation centre.Pickup available from Katoomba,blue mountains.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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