Earthen Connection- Victoria, Australia



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    I own and operate my own business (flooring and blind retail outlet) in the nearby township of Ballan. I am in town most days.
    I have a interest in Permaculture, Meditation, Healthy eating and natural building.

    We live on a 20 Acre bush block in the middle of a Brisbane Ranges National park, Victoria filled with typical dense sprawling eucalyptus growth all around. It is very peaceful, very secluded, and lots of fun with Jeremy and the boys (Ziggy, Basso, and Tex).

    The property has 2 dams, and a growing permaculture plan in place which is always evolving and growing. There is one main project on the property to be completed, which is a SuperAdobe Earthbag Dome, to be used for meditation and healing sessions.

    We built the dome over a 2 week workshop around a year ago, and we're looking to get it finished! We've naturally rendered the inside, poured the first layer of the earthen floor, and now need to complete the cob plaster on the outside and then apply a lime finish. We need to complete the install of the windows and door, and then pour some steps and do final render everywhere. There's lots to learn and do, including some work on the outdoor kitchen which uses lots of natural building techniques as well.

    There is plenty of birdlife about as well as the odd kangaroo or two grazing close by, national park walking tracks start at the front gate.

    If you'd like a wonderful break from the city life, with a great family, feel free to get in touch and we'll make it happen!

    All the best

    Jezza, Millie, and Hayden

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Lots of natural building techniques, being immersed in the middle of beautiful Australian bush, hanging with a great little family of generous people.

  • Help


    We need some eager hands to help finish our SuperAdobe Earthbag Dome space :)
    Things to complete on the dome is mostly rendering and a small amount of carpentry we are using natural renders ie clay (from the site) and local sand there is also some lime rendering later on. We are also looking at incorporating some crystals in the mix.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Aussie Slang

  • Accommodation


    Within our home we have a large open bedroom with Queen size bed and a double bed with single bunk up top, this room also has its own ensuite.

    If you would like to camp out we also have a tee pee tent and could set up a comfy mattress in there.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live 15 minutes away from the township of Ballan and about 35 minutes from Daylesford (by car less by jet or helicopter no we don't have a jet or helicopter: ).

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    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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

The work space
the boys prepping up some home grown fruit
Host ref number: 364273379145