Help needed on our mud brick house build and permaculture projects in the Otway Ranges, Australia

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    09/08/2022

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi travellers, we would love your help on our mud brick post and beam house build.

    We nearly have the roof on and are heading West for some warm, but when we get back, it’s mud brick time. We have most of the bricks made but they need to go in the walls. Lots of fun and Many hands makes light work!

    We think we are an awesome little fun loving family of Pete (carpenter) myself (teacher) and our 6year old boy, Leyland. We live in a shouse (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 backyard/playground. We would love you to help us build our house and develop our garden. All permaculturally inspired as Kate’s a permaculture teacher.
    We are very social people so you need to be socially capable and able to fit into all situations.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects

  • 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.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    House building. Helping in the garden designing and implementing permaculture on our property. Helping make mud bricks. Lots of random fun activities are always happening at our place so who knows what’s in stall.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Beginner
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Beginner

    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

    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

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • 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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