We are an off-grid, family-run hostel in a peaceful forest on a hill in Tasmania, Australia. We are a friendly large family, and we love welcoming travellers from all backgrounds, religions, and nationalities. We love cooking fresh food from the garden and sharing our table with travellers. We love books, music, travel, history, languages, and meeting people from all over the world.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
You will learn about off-grid living with solar power, wood-fueled hot water, rainwater, and composting toilets. You will be surrounded by native forests and our amazing wildlife. We are a culturally mixed family with a lot of traveling experience and we love to introduce people to life on our island state.
We are open about our faith in Jesus Christ. You may ask questions about this while you are here, and we are happy to answer. We are also happy to pray with you. But if you do not want to have spiritual discussions, you are still welcome.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
My husband and I and our young family run our hostel. We need help from workawayers mostly with simple outdoor/gardening jobs like:
path edging, digging garden beds, mulching, and weeding.
If you have more experience, we would love your help in wood splitting, fencing, building a chicken house or a deck, etc.
As long as you enjoy working in nature and getting your hands dirty, you will be happy here.
Chinese (Mandarin): Beginner
This host offers a language exchange
Between us as a couple, we're fluent in French (Christina), Spanish (Peirce) and Tok Pisin (Peirce), and conversational in German (Peirce). Peirce is also actively studying Italian and Mandarin and would love your help to learn either language! He also has studied just a little bit of Arabic and Japanese, and a few dead languages (ancient Hebrew and Koine Greek).
Hostel-style bunks in a shared room with 5 others. Our hostel rooms are single-sex for safety and privacy. We have comfy sprung mattresses and clean bedding.
There is a communal kitchen and eating area, and an outdoor picnic shelter with a wood fired pizza oven. You can enjoy these facilities at any time. You are able to use our private laundry facilities. You are welcome to share our table for a healthy, delicious and substantial main meal each day. You will have access to our shared hostel kitchen and veggie garden for other meals.
We are only 30 minutes from the capitol city, Hobart, a quaint and artistic city on the waterfront. We are close to several national parks with lots to see and do. We run a shuttle every day to local bus routes. This is a friendly, safe region, with lots of opportunities for farm work and for exploring wilderness areas.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
Your van is welcome here. We aren't able to power campervans, so if your unit needs power, you should bring a generator.
If your pet is friendly, we're open to hosting him / her. Contact us to discuss details.
4 hours a day, 4 days a week
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