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Hello, my name is Malcolm.., I'm a mature guy who lives on a beautiful coastal/rural farm..., and I welcome helpers here. There's lot's of gardening jobs here; weeding gardens and orchards, help me collecting seaweed at the local boat ramp. I also need help reducing the 'fuel loading' here; picking up sticks, raking up leaves and bark, making piles with them. There's some painting inside my house..., also helping prepare for painting. Cutting and storing fire wood. Making jams, preserves and sauces...., occasional house leaning
If you're interested in visiting and helping out.., please send a message.
This farm is located on the South West corner of Australia where I grow most of my own fruit and vegetable needs..., occasionally I go fishing (for protein). Beside this land is a tall forest National Park with many biking and walking trails..., and from here you can walk to the beautiful long, white sandy beaches of Hamelin Bay. The weather here is always mild..., we never receive 'extreme weather events' that the East Coast of Australia receives ! This land is blessed with a 'winter' stream flowing through the middle..., and for 6 months of the year, there is a small lake with Canadian canoe. It's heaven here for kangaroos, emus, possums, eagles, parrots, turtles etc etc and many other native animals..., all roaming and flying freely and safely. There bare also 6 bee hives located around the property..., these bees have particularly docile DNA.
I've built my home here with local stone and sustainably sourced timber, plus some hard wood I've milled from this land. I have grid connected solar power(a hybrid system), solar hot water system..., 2 satellite dishes provide me with internet and TV coverage. There's a large evolving organic vegetable garden plus 35 fruit/nut trees. During Summer many different people come to stay here on different parts of this land...., friends, family and random travellers, walking groups..., I really enjoy meeting people from all over the world..., as I am also a traveller...., pretty much all positive happy people are welcome here.
(1) It's much better if you have your own vehicle to visit here, so you can get around more easily.
(2) At the moment I can provide a lot of vegetables from the garden.
(3) I usually ask for 2 to 3 hours help for every night you stay here(5 days a week)..., in exchange for somewhere to stay, with clean toilets and hot rainwater shower..., there's plenty of places available to make a nice camp if you prefer to stay in your camper van or similar ?
(4) You will need to speak and understand English well - we need to understand each other..., it's all about your safety while you stay and help here ;-)
(5) If you are vegan or vegetarian..., you'll have to prepare your own food.
(6) You will need to message me first..., so we can have a conversation.
Play Time..., It's not all work here.., relaxing and playtime is important. Visitors and helpers are always welcome to join me if I travel somewhere 'off the property'. This can be any one of a number of things - 4WD trips to remote coastal areas, trips into town or visiting local friends. In this area you can play in, on, under or by the ocean..., there's surfing(I can teach you !), fishing/diving, beach walking, making sandcastles...., paddling a SUP..., simply exploring the coastline or forest ! I love beachcombing - looking for inspiration and driftwood(in my spare time I make things using driftwood, metal and recycled aged timber).
I like to cook, share food and recipes with visitor/helpers. I would like to learn some 'raw' food or vegan methods..., can anyone help me with that ? It's possible to really get out in the bush here(it's just outside my door ;-)). There's walking or riding mountain bikes in the forests(lots of trails)...., practice yoga on the outdoor platform...., chill out..., reading(or snoozing) in a swaying hammock..., under the peppermint trees...., now that's what I call 'dynamic meditation' ;-)
My mantra is - "you're never too old to play like a child" ..., make of that what you will.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
I can share my experience and knowledge of permaculture, organic and sustainable gardening and food production. I also have knowledge of fishing, diving, surfing, working with timber and metal, sustainable construction, off road driving, survival and remote area camping...., and much more. I would be good if helpers visiting here bring their own set of skills and knowledge to share. I welcome people with open hearts, minds, humour and good energy....., people who value protecting and enhancing the land we live on..., and the animals we share the land with.
I welcome enquiries from people interested in...., sustainable living systems, organic gardening techniques using permaculture principals and systems, using their creative energy.
I have an exciting new 'project starting this Summer - I'm planning to build a small 'free form' cabin - about 60 sq/m.
I would be most grateful If there's people 'out there' who're interested in helping me.
I'd like to build with whatever local and salvaged materials I can find - 2nd hand doors & windows, timber, stone, mud, straw bale, coloured metal roofing. I have much of it stored and stacked here already. I'm dreaming it will be a solar powered, rain watered, wood heated cabin with a generous verandah. People with alternative building skills and/or experience, ideas, creative energies etc..., please make contact.
If you have any questions ?...., please send me a message.
Mainly shaded camp sites around this property..., although there is also a self contained caravan(trailer home)...., both have good access to toilets and rain water showers.
This farm is just 6 km from Hamelin Bay, 18 km north from Augusta, 30 km south from Margaret River and 14 km west of the Blackwood River. It has a stream flowing through the middle..., there are many private clearings where travellers can make a camp(I can provide some camping equipment). We are located right beside a tall forest National Park and from here it's possible to take a walk through the forest to some special white sand beaches. I've hosted helpers here for more than 15 years now via other sites and now Workaway.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
3 hours x 5 days (max 15 hours/week-with food provided)