Welcome to our eco off the grid homestay on a community in NSW, Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    Our beautiful piece of paradise is nestled in a community covering 300 acres of sub-tropical rainforest with abundant wildlife, somewhere in between Uki, Kyogle, Lismore and Nimbin (Northern Rivers). We are surrounded by stunning national parks and nearby swimming holes (see photo) and less than an hour to the beach. There are plenty of stunning walks for those who love hiking, with spectacular scenes across the caldera to Mt Warning. This is a great base to explore the area.

    The small hippy town of Nimbin is 20 minutes away and has a fabulous farmers market each week with lots of organic and local produce. Lismore is the nearest city which is a 45 min drive and has all the usual attractions and services.

    Hubby, our toddler and I live in a wooden cabin amongst the gum trees. It has a separate studio (basic room with veranda) for guests/helpers. We are trying to improve our veggie patch. We live as chemical-free as possible, we use natural products in day to day life as well as for renovating and prefer to eat organic food. We are a non-smoking (tobacco) household. Hubby is a chef so please expect delicious food :)

    We are looking for 1 or 2 people to stay and help us with a variety of projects in the garden and house and possibly entertaining our little one :)

    Helpers will have their own cabin separate to the main house, there is one double bed in the cabin. You would be sharing a bathroom and kitchen with us. We are off the grid apart from a telephone so the main house runs off solar power and rainwater tanks with a composting loo! There is a landline and internet at the house but mobile signal is poor although it is available in certain spots around us.

    Please do get in touch if you love nature and would like to stay in a little cabin in the hills amongst the gum trees :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    Our cabin is completely off the grid apart from a phone line. Helpers can experience what it is like to rely on the sun for power and rain for drinking water. We use eco-products around the house and can share our experience with living as chemical-free as possible. The little guest cabin has no power to it so you are literally sleeping without interference from any electromagnetic fields produced by electrical circuits and appliances. Everyone who stays says that they have the best sleep.

    I enjoy pottery and would be happy to share what I know with a helper. We have a local studio with kiln so your clay can be fired. We also enjoy fermenting kombucha and water kefir and would be happy to share skills and experiences with those who stay. We can make fresh sourdough bread too!

    We have abundant wildlife at our cabin, we share the space with beautiful pademelons, birds, owls and more.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    We have endless lists of things we need help with or would love to create and so if you have a passion for something in particular, we'd be happy to be flexible. If you prefer indoor / outdoors, physical / non-physical tasks we can accommodate accordingly. Some of the tasks we need help with are listed below.

    We had helpers transform our organic veggie patch and it needs on-going weeding plus a few small projects as we create a beautiful space to grow food. We'd love someone to give us a hand with this.

    We would love to create a tropical garden as well as a garden / outdoor play area for our toddler. And if you are keen on bush regeneration we also need lots of help with our 5 acre plot. There are lantana and other weeds to be cleared, there are parts of our plot that we haven't even explored yet!

    Inside the house, we have lots of little jobs that we never have time to do thanks to our toddler. From painting walls to renovating antique furniture / old doors / windows to making curtains.

    We would also value having a Workawyer who is happy to occupy our toddler whilst we run around getting stuff done or loves to prepare meals, we'd love to try more plant-based recipes that the little one will love. And just maybe get us all doing some daily yoga!

    For those who love working with wood, building, plumbing or being creative we can also find a few jobs around the property that need doing including repairs and maintenance. We are also wanting to add to existing structures, build a small deck and extend the guest cabin to include a small shower and composting loo. Lots of internal and external house painting too, all with eco, non-toxic products.

    Other general tasks might include gathering kindling and firewood ready for winter.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The main house provides access to the shared bathroom and kitchen and has a lounge with TV for watching movies only (we don't have a TV aerial) as well as internet access. We have a beautiful veranda overlooking the trees which is a peaceful place to hang out. The guest cabin is one room with a small veranda. It has one double bed. There are no separate facilities at the guest cabin, just a simple room with a small deck and no power to it so we use rechargeable lamps for lighting. Powerpoints are available at the main house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The local hippy town of Nimbin is a hot spot for people who want to live an eco life and there are often fun activities happening. The village is a fun place to hang out and drink coffee. Locally there are number of beautiful swimming holes. There isn't much transport but we are happy to take helpers out sight seeing when we can and there might be lifts available through other members of our community. We are also close to stunning scenic drives and walks including Mt Warning and the border ranges.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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



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