Hullo Ladies and Gents.
Please email me your intentions and dates if you are interested in volunteering for us.
Below is a little about me and my family also what to expect..
Enjoy your journeys ...
##(Please note )..once you have emailed us and confirmed your intentions you will be notified within 1 day, if you do not respond within 2 days the position will go to the next available couple or person.
:Travel insurance is advisable . No ATMs here on the property cash only for Saturday markets per month and Saturday coffee hubs in the Eco village 2km away.
:However the local shop 15 min away provide cash for travellers with a 50 cent charge on all cards.
#This saves us time hanging around for a reply and gives others a chance to work.
We encourage clear communication, and equality here.
If you change your mind or plans please let us know so we can move forward on our tasks needed here..thanks..
:WHAT TO EXPECT ONCE YOU ARE HERE:
1/ Jobs or tasks set out for the day will require completion unless weather affects the outcome .
2/ Communication towards us if unsure of what is needed of you.
3/ Timeframes for breakfast, lunch and dinner apply as we have children here on the property.
4/ unsupervised work ethics may apply on some days, we do still expect completion of the tasks set out during your stay.
5/ 25 hours a week including breaks.
6/ We also encourage open communication, respect towards our friends , if you have any issues or conflicts, PLEASE tell us ... And we will try and support you to resolve them ASAP .
We do not take sides on the parties involved instead we try and find a neutral ground to resolve the issues you may be having. Fairness and equal rights are applied while you are here.
Regardless on gender, colour ,culture and lifestyle .
7/ water consumption to a minimum due to tank and river water during dry months.
:ABOUT ME AND MY FAMILY:
I am currently a Community services diploma student with case management skills.
I have a family, one partner and one seven year old boy, currently we live outside of an Eco Village on a small community of neighbours, geese,chickens, king parrots .
We live in the hinterland of QLD, and that's a place to explore!
I am also a chef by trade, however we would prefer meat eaters mostly who enjoy chicken and fish, I can cater for vegetarians.
We do try and source organic vegetables from our farmer down the road.
However we have our own salad garden and herbs .
I play guitar ,mainly Blues, and my partner works up the hill where the main township is about 20min drive by car.
:WHAT TO DO?
The hinterland is a nice area for photography, site seeing , and embraces Vibe, health and well being..
Local beach and surf is about 1 hour drive from our country farmhouse , Brisbane City 1.5 hours drive on freeway , and wood-ford 1/2 hour .
:SOME GUIDE LINES WITH YOUR STAY:
Unfortunately we do not except dogs or cats with workers, this is because of our landlords strategies to help maintain a safe environment for our natural fauna and wild life, as well as our chickens.
Smoking is permitted ( keep in mind fire hazards and dispose of butts ) ,but away from children and non smokers like my partner.
Drug abuse or alcohol abuse and domestic violence is not supported while you are here and you will be told to leave or removed that involves law enforcement action.
Also stealing from us or others is not permitted and you will be told to pack your bags for another journey else where.
We consider a stay here a safe one for everyone and support equality, culture identity and awareness , mediation strategies if any, clear communication , leadership skills, suggested ideas,
Health & Safety guidelines, and a place to experience our family ethical living goals and visions.
Our region gets pretty hot and cold here so please prepare your self for climate change and apply what you need to feel comfortable in wearing while volunteering on the property .
:ABOUT SAFTEY AND THE WILD LIFE:
In any event of emergency the local hospital is about 20 min away please be aware of that timeframe, however we will apply knowledge for snake bites and spiders to all that intend to stay, this will be about a 20 min one on one small intervention workshop on what to do if you may get bitten and some identify photos of the species to help you acknowledge the kinds of snakes and spiders here in the hinterland.
"Safety "is the key here.
Our property does have snakes and spiders, but most a non harmful unless you hassle them or step on them, if unsure just ask ! "Welcome to Australia " we do protect snakes and spiders in their natural habitat and hope you respect their home too.
In addition to this property we also have many insects, lizards,and ants..we do have a species of (JUMPING Ants ) they do bite even if unprovoked , they also pack a punch in soreness if you are bitten, the first aid method here is ice on the bite, unless you have an allergic reaction to them,then hospital is the result ..
#Sustainability practices do apply here:)
Recycle bins available, chicken food bucket, water,
Power solar, care for wild life, self manageable gardens and weed control.
:OUR BELIEF SYSTEMS:
Diversity , courage, equality, positive goals , embracement, health, balance,safety, belonging , community , communication, harmony, culture awareness, environment , fairness, sustainability ,
And commitment .
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Travellers will be encouraged to reflect on our culture and belief systems.
They may identify common grounds with their culture and ethical upbringings .
They will learn , the differences and strategies that we use every day in our lifestyles , and we also encourage all that stay here to go out and explore the local forests and walking tracks , markets , and diverse of people that live around the Hinterland and region ..
~We are in need of a single person or couple ideally people who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty, learn about Australian wildlife in a beautiful bush setting. We live on a small property 20 minutes from maleny and 1 hour to the Sunshine Coast beaches.
Jobs will include yard work, gardening, house work, landscaping, painting about 4-5 hours work per day. Spend time off exploring the hinterland and surrounds.
We would prefer ( meat eaters )or (vegetarians )as I am and my partner are chefs by trade.
The Family .
*️ Quiet Detached double room, share main house bathroom, internet but no TV sorry, sauna on request , many outside fire pits, relaxed and safe environment .
*️ live Music nights with local Musicians. Your talents are encouraged during the night. ( Friday night only). invitation only from host.
A fee of $10 dollars apply to cover beverages and snacks on the night, this is a private abode,and a Community gathering.
$5 dollars if you don't drink ! Responsibly of beverages are encouraged , and a duty of care towards you are applied for the night .
*️ Private swimming river.
Home 🏡 cooked meals
*️Walking tracks around the area
*️Outside fire bath if in season with river levels .
*️ Saturday morning coffee hub in nearby Eco village and sour dough
for sale $6.50 loaf, coffee $3.50 ,bakery sweets available .
*️ first Saturday per month , community farmers market.
2km from Eco Village , which has a bakery and coffee hub every Saturday morning if you feel like it.
*️*️ This is a private accommodation and carries with it respect for people, animals and land.
*️Public Transport to maleny or from beerwah train to either Brisbane or Sunshine Coast.
Pick up can be arranged from maleny , but own transport would suit as the hinterland has some amazing sites to see while off work.
Please note we live about 15 km from local dairy shop, but car pulling is available on certain days.
Please note local pickup only in maleny
own car is advisable.
"Hope to share our lifestyle with you and your stay is an enjoyable and a knowledgable one!"
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 25 hours.