A big old timber house...Totally off grid in Allora Queensland, Australia. Do some planting, fencing, watering and drive a tractor



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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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    UPDATE...the second batch of goslings have hatched!! Also we have four goslings... a three weeks old and very cute!!!

    We are looking for volunteers [couples only] to do a few hours a day for board and keep. We have one double bed available in one bedroom.

    We don't really want hardworking people... rather we appreciate open thinking relaxed type folks

    The kettle is on and your bed is made!... Time to enjoy the country life!

    Off the grid living in a 1930s house on six acres at Allora Queensland in stages of renovation. It is on the Dalrymple Creek just one kilometre from Allora in the Darling Downs, great views, lovely community.

    We are totally off the grid and wish to be self sufficient. We have full 240V solar / battery house, a wormsmart waste system, 100,000L of water storage, three airconditioned bedrooms, 2 new bathrooms and kitchen plus fast NBN internet wifi.
    We have water security with a water bore!

    We would like to expand our tree planting and biocorridors and get the vegetable patch expanding too...
    We have a number of fruit trees and wish to expand this. The vegie patch is a bit sad, we have geese, ducks and chooks.

    We live in a smoke free environment...

    We have now sponsored ten world travellers and it has always been a good experience both ways.
    We are both ancient semi retired nurses. We are engaged with the local community. There are many attractions here.
    We have two standard poodles: Izzy and Poco

    So we are looking for guests to stay with us on our Darling Downs property. We are easy going folks and there are a variety of things to do here... a real bonus if you can cook!
    We also accept folks for brief stays on occassions.

    We will provide board and keep.

    We also run an Airbnb 20 kilometres away. If you help us with this this we will pay for your time.

    We are on six acres on the Dalrymple Creek on a sealed road just one kilometre out of town.

    We relocated an 1930s Queenslander four bedroom house there [rescued from the city of Brisbane] and have lots to do and lots to enjoy. The house is very livable, with a big bathroom and kitchen. We are trying to be low impact self sufficient.

    It is an off the grid rural property of 6 acres. We do have full electrical power from our solar and batteries, full flushing toilets that feeds our worms based treatment plant and full wifi from our fixed wireless NBN service.

    -reinforce biocorridors - plant trees + fencing
    plant fruit trees

    -expand the vegetable garden, nurture chickens, geese and ducks for eggs

    -thinking about ecoforestry

    Our tractor with a mower keeps the grass down.

    Our excavator moves a bit of earth around the place.

    We also have a 1977 bay window VW kombi in renovation/restoration.

    we have trades coming to finish painting inside the house and put in trims around windows and doors and sand and polish the floors - whew!


  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    well this is living in the 'country'
    off grid experience

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

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    The garden needs a water and care, and there are trees to plant and a vegetable patch to establish. The property needs a mow with the tractor to keep the grass down... there are lots of ongoing projects that you can choose to do

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English only

  • Accommodation


    the three bedroom house is in renovation but has a huge bathroom and kitchen with all facilities and NBN broadband wifi
    We have one bedroom for guests

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Allora is 1 km, Warwick is 20km and Toowoomba is 50km... check out the Southern Downs

    "Crisps" buses run from Brisbane to Warwick regularly.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    help out in the house or in the garden

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