Enjoy an easygoing lifestyle in the valley and help a family become more sustainable in Tuchekoi, QLD, Australia

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  • Last activity: 13 Sep 2023



 Min stay requested: No minimum



  • Description


    Hi there, we are a family of four, I’m Amanda, My husband Ian, and our one living child 10. We have recently lost our 12 year old son, suddenly, so we are grieving, we do love talking about him though, so feel free to ask us anything.

    We have two black Labrador’s, 3 goats, numerous chickens and black cat with 3 legs.

    We live in a little gem of a valley, 10 minutes off the Bruce highway halfway between the Sunshine Coast and Gympie (half an hour to each by car)

    We moved to this beautiful valley to follow a bit of a dream to have a better lifestyle, more involved with nature.

    We’ve had a big setback, to getting our hobby farm going, so there’s plenty to choose from; beekeeping and maintenance, looking after the Chooks and other animals, tiny house to complete building, shed and my artist studio conversion and other renovations, retaining walls, hugelkultur, terracing and landscaping. We’d like to also set up more sustainable methods of farming and gardening, permaculture, veggies, aquaponics. We also have two dams that we are looking to regenerate somewhat.

    We’ve lost a bit of motivation through grief and would appreciate any help you can offer, in return we will give you a country experience, and look after you, give you a picturesque spot to stay, a decent wifi connection, privacy and a beautiful self contained area to stay. You will be very comfortable in our annex.

    I have an artists studio that adjoins the annex, and I work in there most days, I’m a part time artist and my husband trains martial arts in there.

    Our spot is picturesque, we have 5 acres and a view from the front deck that overlooks the tree lined valley, we have daily king parrots and lorikeets, various birds and abundant wildlife.

    We would welcome you to our property, and share our hospitality with you. You will mainly be self-contained, and cook for yourself and look after your own meals but we’re happy to chat, and have a meal with you once in a while… we have a self contained annex for you to stay in with a small fridge, sink, oven, hot plates, desks, skylink satellite internet. we’d be thankful for any help you can offer, we’re happy with long or short stays, and there’s lots of various things we’d love any help with.

    We know you will love it here.

    We only ask for 3hrs per day, 5 days pw, and you can choose what you do from a list and when you do it - we won’t micro manage you but ask that you are motivated and happy to work autonomously. we won’t ask you to do things you are not comfortable with.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We would love for you to explore the local area, so a car would be good, always interested in learning from other cultures, languages, and creating a friendship. We are welcoming of all humans.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We have various options for help.

    We have a half built tiny house that needs completion, a garage conversion, a chook house going up, a goat shed, paddock maintenance, dam maintenance, animal feeding, landscaping and gardening, weeding, permaculture, creating veggie beds and tending to them, planting trees, removing trees, general maintenance, beehives to get back up and running, looking at more sustainable off grid watering for the gardens, building a studio, building an art studio, we are very flexible depending on the skills you have or what you’re keen to do.

  • 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


    Your accommodation is a self
    Contained annex’ it’s comfortable for a single person or couple as it has a queen bed, desk, and decent internet connection. it’s self contained with a small fridge, and sink area, oven, stove and kitchenette and outside BBQ. There’s an outside bathroom - composting toilet and outside (but private) shower. You can always find us up at the house for anything you need.

    We can’t offer to cook for you at this time - but you can cook your own meals in the annex and bbq area., and you will be mostly self contained. This is reflected in reduced hours (3 per day, 5 days a week)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    A car is strongly recommended, since transport is not readily available here, and we are about 10 mins drive to the nearest shops, however I’m happy to drive you to places when I am going to the shops or we visit the beach etc.

    Specific information
    - Each day we can mutually agree on the job and start and end time, we are flexible on this however want to ensure that this works well for both parties. After a while you will get to know what needs doing and be able to just continue on each day

    We will provide a welcoming family atmosphere for you, we try our best to make you feel comfortable and at home. We want you to enjoy your experience here as much as we will enjoy hosting 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • 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

    Maybe upon negotiation, as long as they get on with our dogs and chickens!

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    3 hours a day, 5 days a week (staying for 7days at a time).

Host ref number: 266823542898

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