Help us with our mud brick house build and permaculture projects in the Otway Ranges, Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi travellers, we are in need of some help on our mud brick house build. A builder or strong guy that is willing to learn the ropes of building quickly or even a couple as we have lots to do around the
    Property.
    We are an awesome little fun loving family of Pete(carpenter) myself (teacher) and our 4year old boy, Leyland. We live in a shed/house in the bush on 10acres in the Otway Ranges but only 15 mins from Colac and from Forrest too. It's a wonderful place to chill, read, ride bikes, motorbikes, swim in the dam, potter in the garden and play with our son on his very own adventure playground. We would love you to help us build our house and develop our garden. All permaculturally inspired. We are very social people so you need to be socially capable and able to fit into all situations.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have a diverse range of friends that are super lovely and would enjoy exchanging lifestyles and cultures. We love to explore, so you would get to see the beauty of the Otway Ranges, old forests and waterfalls.

  • Help

    Help

    House building. Helping in the garden designing and implementing permaculture on our property. Helping make mud bricks.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English but kate also has Basic Portuguese and Kiswahili

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    As we live in a shed/house, affectionately called a Shouse, we have extra space in a caravan which is attached to the Shouse. That space would be all yours, which is nice and cosy, but remember we live In the bush so it's not fancy! Food is for sharing and brings the family together, so bringing new recipes to the table is always welcome.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Life in the Otways is simply beautiful for us. It's slow and we only have a little reception so if you can deal with limited online time then come join us for a week or two, or if you love us then stay as long as you like. We have lots of international friends as we are worldly travellers ourselves and everybody just loves being at our place. Come see for yourselves. No sex,drugs and rock n roll is encouraged here but sure go do that in Melbourne during the weekends. The train runs from Colac 3 times a day to Geelong and Melbs.
    If you have a drivers licence and CAN drive well, we could help you out with a car to explore the Otways and the Great Ocean Road. Just need to prove your driving skills.
    Being capable, self reliant and flexible are attributes that we love and would really help the experience.
    Speaking Portuguese would also be awesome but not essential.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    4/5hrs as usual

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Host ref number: 347822427173