Looking for volunteers to help us with gardening and building in the bush near Blue mountain stops in New South Wales, Australia



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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    We are currently building accommodation and require assistance with this. Gardening always needed. We work long hours, Peter often 6 days per week so visitors have time to themselves to explore our beautiful environment. Over 50 species of bird life have been spotted on our property. Resident wallabies and possums. A car can be provided however there is a bus at the door ( 1 morning and 1 afternoon trip). Walking distance from station to Sydney or Blue Mountains stops. Can spend some with Peter if wanted. Huge selection of books of all genres available to read on the deck or swing lounge in private garden setting. Huge spa bath available. All water rainwater, solar powered home. We'd love to mosaic our water tank if anyone is able to start this project (not a priority, just a thought!).

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Sustainable living; we are teachers and run a non-profit environmental organisation. Care of native animals/environment; sustainable building; organic living; TESOL teacher.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We live on 5 acres of natural bushland and are currently building. We both work long hours and need help with gardening and fit out of garage for accommodation. Some occasional housework, cooking and dog walking. Always have gardening projects and will be looking at building mud brick/straw bale construction in the next few years.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Own bedroom and bathroom. Camping if wanted (tents provided). All linen, pillows, etc provided.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are close to shops, bushwalking tracks, waterfalls, natural swimming holes (our property is bordered by national park and swimming areas). Close to tourist towns of Katoomba, Blackheath, etc (many local and tourist attractions such as Three Sisters, Scenic Skyway, Hydro majestic, the Edge cinema, eateries, cafes, tours, etc). Have had many volunteers and travellers stay at our home for many years. We live a fairly quiet lifestyle however love to meet up with friends, have dinner parties and BBQ's. Love music, animals and nature. Like minded people who live a sustainable lifestyle are always welcome. Only plant based, biodegradable, chemical free products used in our home. These are all provided for visitors.

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    • 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.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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