Help us with in the garden and home in a big old timber house in Allora Queensland, Australia




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    Please only contact us once you are already in Australia

    Well it is 2022 and we are looking for vaxed couples or singles who are already in Australia to enjoy our environment.

    We are looking for volunteers for board and keep. We have available one double bed available in one bedroom.

    We do not have paid work at the moment.

    If you have a genuine interest in coming to us And you are in Australia... we reply quickly...

    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!

    We would dearly love folks to help with a little bit of gardening, planting, maybe fencing and some house renovating... or if you just want to cook and be a homebody.... that is fine too!

    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 two hours away from Brisbane towards the East.

    We are totally off the grid and and love the idea of growing food. We have full 240V solar / battery house, a worm based waste system, 100,000L of water storage, air conditioning plus fast NBN internet wifi.
    We have water security with a water bore!

    We would like to expand our tree planting and bio-corridors 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 ducks and chooks.

    We live in a smoke free environment...

    We have now hosted over twenty 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 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 wooden house is very lovable, 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
    look after our dogs, ducks and chooks
    -expand the vegetable garden, nurture chickens, bantams and ducks for eggs

    -thinking about ecoforestry

    Our tractors mow the grass down and move soil around a bit and we have a quad bike

    Our excavator moves a bit of earth around the place but is best for planting trees.

    Our 1977 bay window VW kombi is in renovation and a collection of motorcycles. We have music jamming setup in the shed with guitars and amps etc...

    Use the word ALLORA in your reply so we know that you are actually interested in staying with us.

    Folks who are already in Australia are welcome to contact us.

    We reply quickly.


  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

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

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    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 help out in the house or in the garden

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The house flooring is in renovation but has great rooms, kitchen, lounge with all facilities and NBN broadband wifi
    We have one bedroom with a double bed for guests.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Allora is 1 km, Warwick is 20km and Toowoomba is 50km... check out the Southern Downs
    We have pushbikes available to get around

    "Crisps" buses run from Brisbane to Warwick regularly.

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    • 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

    We have great wifi and lots of free data via NBM fixed wireless

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    RVs and alike are fine

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    A few enjoyable hours each week day- for food and lodgings. (Maximum 25 hours per week).

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