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Peaceful rural property in the hinterland of Northern NSW with lots of wildlife. Breakfast with the wallabies, coffee with the carpet snake, party with the paddymelons. Help needed mainly with bush restoration, weeding, weeding and weeding - clearing lantana and tree planting. Also general garden maintenance. Host is writer/film maker.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesArt ProjectsLanguage practiceHelp with Eco ProjectsGardeningDIY and building projectsHelp around the houseGeneral Maintenance
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
I can help you with your English and reach you about native plants and bush regeneration. I will take you bush walking on the property or in nearby National Parks and to local markets.
Bush regeneration, general gardening chores and house maintenance. Sometimes other projects as required. Also help out in the kitchen preparing and sharing meals.
Prefer mature independent people - couple or two friends as sometimes you will work alone. You will also need to amuse yourselves in your spare time as I have other commitments.
Please have long pants, long sleeve shirt and hat for working outside. I will provide rubber boots, gloves and other safety equipment as required.
NB: Cabin needs a major clean as no-one's been in for a while and it had some minor flooding. That will be your first task. In the meantime accommodation will be in a comfortable tent, (or a camper van if you have one :)
Separate accommodation in a spacious rustic cabin with kitchenette. Bush/compost toilet. Hot showers in the main house. Mostly vegetarian meals. Expect to see a range of wildlife including a range of birds, wallabies, reptiles, insects and spiders.
What else ...
Six kilometres from the local village - counter-culture capital of Australia with cafes and shops. Bird watching, frog listening, bush walks.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Space for parking camper vans
There is space for a reasonable size camper van. Undercover parking can be arranged. Large towed caravans would have trouble negotiating the driveway.
How many Workawayers can stay?
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week