Enjoy visits from kangaroos, wallabies, possums and help me with various home and garden projects in Pinbarren, Australia



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    My name is Samantha, I live in the very lovely Northern Sunshine Coast Hinterland, near the alternative town of Cooran.
    I live in a very comfortable modern 3 bedroom Queenslander on 5 acres, which is ‘off the grid’ with my own solar, rain water and bio-cycle systems. Extensive verandas take in views over the rolling hills. There is always a breeze and it’s generally cooler than on the coast. There is lots of wildlife with regular visits from kangaroos, wallabies, possums, tree frogs and birds. If you’re lucky you will spot an echidna, monitor lizard or bandicoot. I have an extensive orchard and am in the process of building vege gardens.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I have travelled a lot and volunteered extensively myself (especially Australia and NZ) so I love to hear about your journeys and share my knowledge of places to visit. I hope you will live as part of the household and I’m happy to include you in any activities I attend and there is often local entertainment or dinners with friends to be part of.

  • Help


    There is always a lot to do here. Sometimes Im looking for help with specific projects such as forest regeneration, creating gardens, mulching or feeding fruit trees.
    Other times there is plenty to choose from, depending on your skills and desires, including weeding (of course), pruning, mulching, window cleaning and general house maintenance. If you have specific skills such as building, painting etc please let me know, that could be useful!
    I’m looking for one to two people willing to help either 4-5 hours a day or 24 hours in a week (max 5 days a week), however it would suit you.

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    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    You would have your own bedroom and bathroom in the house. There is a double bed in the room and I can put a single mattress on the floor if you are two friends travelling together.
    Alternatively there is heaps of room for your campervan.
    There is some WiFi, (limited to email, whatsapp, internet search etc) and mobile reception (if you have a TELSTRA mobile). I don’t have TV but I do have a lot of movies to choose from if you feel like watching one.
    I will provide food for 3 main meals a day. Breakfast and lunch will be with me or at a time that suits you if either of us are out. Dinner would be shared with me, including the preparation and clean up, and I would love it if you wanted to teach me your favourite meals. I don’t eat red meat (only fish and chicken) but I’m happy if you want to cook it separately for yourself. I’m happy to eat vegetarian or vegan if you wish.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are close to the Noosa trail (Bushwalking, Mountain Biking), 20 mins from Eumundi markets and half and hour from the world famous Noosa rivers and beaches (surfing, Paddle Boarding). I am close to the Pomona Vipassana Centre and there are numerous yoga classes, meditation groups and a drumming class in close proximity.
    Absolutely NO smoking or drugs at any time. Light drinking only, please bring your own.
    I am looking for people with a reasonable understanding of English, who can be self motivated to work without me at times as I do work 4 days a week.
    It is possible to be here without a car as I can pick up you up and drop you off places if it fits in with my work, but you cannot walk to public transport easily from here so you would have a lot more freedom with your own transport.
    Sorry – I can’t sign for second year Visas.
    Please email or call with as much information as you can and I look forward to talking with you soon! Happy travelling till then.
    Photos courtesy of the wonderful Ania from Italy

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    A little more information

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day or 24 hours a week, max 5 days a week

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