Off grid living in gorgeous mountains of Tasmania, Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    Do you love nature? what about off grid living? How about great food and great company? How about learning some new skills? We need your help with our dream. We have built an earthship (with lots of help already) and want to share in this type of building design. We are located in a gorgeous mountain/ bush setting, totally off grid. We make electricity from solar, and our water comes from a mountain spring. The taskswe do are different everyday as we hope to teach many things to our fellow travellers. Some jobs include; cob making, bottle brick making, rendering, gardening, landscaping, working on a hugle wall (a living wall), horse care, harvesting and much more. No experience necessary, just your creative loving hands. Though, if you are skilled in carpentry, construction and earth dwellings then we could use your expertise. Such is the life on a property in the bush. You can sleep in a tipi, or a hut and camping space is also available. In December you may need your own tent as our community cabin has been booked by other residents. We are totally on solar and there is no wifi available here. You might get phone reception in the window, standing on one leg (ha, ha). There are amazing bush walks all outside our back door. The weather is changeable; hot to cold, rain, snow, sunshine could all happen in a day. We want to hear about your experiences, and learn from you as well. We are relaxed people and like to help 4-5 hours per day, 5 days a week; some in the morning and some in the afternoon. We start the day with yoga and meditation, weather permitting. On Saturday and Sunday enjoy cooking communally with each other (please provide your own food for that). We have an outdoor area for showering and hot water at the firebath. Just a few sticks and in three minutes, hot water! You will learn how to use a composting toilet. We want to trigger your curiosity to learn other ways of adapting to a simpler lifestyle. We want to share our experience in alternative living with you not just have you come and help. We encourage a community environment and good communication. We are vegetarian and would love to cook for you. If you love yo cook you can offer to cook for the group as well. We ask for two weeks minimum as we feel you get a handle on everything as well as become invested in the project. We arrange transport from Deloraine during a weekday and do not drive into town everyday. We practice biodynmaic gardening, yoga, meditation and have a million stories about India. We look forward to meeting you... Peace

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Art project

  • 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 hope to share with you how to live simply and totally off grid. Trigger your curiosity to develoop adaptability. As well, we like to share our skills in tipi making, bush skills, hide tanning and meditation. We will be able to teach you how to make cob, how to build with cob, what an earthship is, cooking, and generally how to get the most out of life.

  • Help

    Help

    We are making cob, bottle walls, light construction and heaps of pizzas in the cob oven. We also practice biodynamic gardening and grow about 20% of our food so we are hoping for help in the garden. As well making trails, paths, cool nooks. We are doing some finishes in render, clay, lime, cement. Also some light construction and some new projects.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You can camp in a tent or tipi or a hut without electricity. There is fresh mountain water for drinking plenty of wood for fire making. You will need to collect your own firewood, but we will show you how and what types to use. You will be served three meals per day that you work and you can cook communally with your fellow volunteers in your own kitchen area. Other foods that you want, please provide your own. There is to be no meat on our property but you can do as you feel in the bunkhouse area.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in a mountain setting with lots of bush walks all around the house and caves up the back. We also have two horses.
    We are vegetarians with lots of cooking experience and would love to cook for you. If you would like to eat meat you may provide and cook your own.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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