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G'Day, I'm Julie and my partner Charles and we are an older (in age) couple living the dream and have a small slice of heaven in the Tweed Caldera surrounded by a lot of Australia's wildlife. When not working we travel to SE Asia and bush walk our local area. We are both accepting of all and our mantra is 'Peace, Love and Understanding'.
Jan 2, 2021
We don't have any major projects at the moment, but there are always lots of "little" jobs to be done. If you are happy to pull weeds, gather up cow poo (to make compost), do a bit of gardening etc. in the fresh air, peace and tranquility, you are welcome to send us a message.
We both get aching and knotted muscles. If you have therapeutic massage skills we will be happy to hear from you.
DIY and building projects
We are friendly and accepting and love meeting people, we have had many backpackers stay with us over the years and they have helped us out depending on their time spent with us and their own willingness to help. We are now looking for volunteers/workers who would like to learn the basic skills required to live on a small 'farm' and reap the rewards that living in harmony with the environment and self-sufficiency brings to your life.
We have traveled through SE Asia and look forward to returning again. We help out at a couple of remote village schools in Laos and I am a documentary film maker/photographer and video editor and Charles is multi-skilled in life and farm work and we are both happy to teach these life skills, as well as farm and environmental skills.
We live surrounded by nature and have wallabies, numerous bird life, a goanna and a few pythons (friendly) and we share these with all our visitors.
We have a small property of 7 acres (4 Hectares) and need help with various jobs around the farm, like fences, planting trees and preparing soil, compost making and general farm stuff.
We have cows, a few chickens and a duck that could have their enclosures improved and veggie gardens that always need work. Any help around the house would be appreciated as well.
There are a few big jobs that need to be done like bank stabilization and a shed erected, including some hard labour for those who are really keen.
I also am familiar with computers but if anyone is good with websites etc that could show me more, that would be great!
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We have a self-contained granny flat with a en-suite and a queen bed, but cooking would be in the main house... we prefer to share meals... although not true vegetarians, we eat healthily and do eat seafood and sometimes free range chicken.
We are on rainwater tanks, solar electricity and septic waste, so we do have certain rules regarding the use and maintenance of these in our local environment.
we are keen bushwalkers and would be happy to show of the surrounding areas of rainforest and waterfalls... the best beach in the world is only 45 minutes away and is good for surfing and swimming as well as fishing if you like that too. we are 1 hour from the Gold Coast and 1 hour from Byron Bay.
There is no public transport where we live and the nearest buses and train connections are in Murwillumbah 25 minutes away, our village does have great coffee shop and a beautiful restaurant/cafe, as well as amazing festivals throughout the year. we often have to drive to town, so we can pick people up and drop off, no problems at all.
We do expect people to get up early and not lie in till lunchtime and we do make a little noise sometimes... we both play instruments (I am learning), so we do like our music and often have get-togethers around our wood fired pizza oven. We also enjoy a pleasant wine with lunch or dinner and a cold beer on a hot day.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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