Visit our homestead in the beautiful Noosa Hinterlands (Sunshine Coast) Queensland, Australia

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  2022 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Offering life / work experience in environmental regeneration, resourceful building and sustainable homesteading on a wildlife sanctuary (part of environmental non-profit ProEco).

    Located in the beautiful Noosa Hinterlands of the Sunshine Coast region in Queensland Australia. Rather remote, 50-acre plot near the top of Black Mountain with views of the surrounding volcanic region. Our wondrous place is 1/3 cleared grass/gardens, 1/3 forested timber, and 1/3 rugged native bush. Native regeneration has been underway over 30 years.

    We maintain large gardens, varied orchards, a network of hiking trails with an endless varieties of feathered, fury, and scaly creatures -- we enjoy and respect them all! We're looking for volunteers to actively participate who share our ethos of: caring for the land, caring for others, and sharing abundance.

    My partner and I are easy-going, middle age guys, well-traveled, multi-lingual who focus on quality of life and try to live each day to the fullest. This includes sharing wholesome meals, camaraderie, and activities that are rewarding yet productive. We stay busy yet enjoy the weather, sunsets, stars, and our nature trails each day. We appreciate variety in cultures, skills perspectives.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    Though we work on numerous projects by day -- we welcome creatives, naturalist, and others who enjoy varied activities as we work together or relax. We utilise bio-dynamic, organic, and permaculture practices and are pleased to share and engage visitors keen to participate. Shared wholesome "flexitarian" meals where everyone contributes -- harvest, prep, cook, clean; and comfortable accommodation in a peaceful environment provided. Property has varied forests, hiking trails, creeks, wildlife and many birds -- a real nature paradise! We encourage our helpers to get out and enjoy the area (having your own bike or vehicle is a BIG advantage if you want to explore away from our property).

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    Varied activities including: tending to our large gardens & orchards, hiking trail maintenance, land-care improvements, permaculture implementation, and helping with our shared meals. We are also expanding and developing our WordPress websites if you are an experienced web person.

    Over the next few months we plan to: maintain and plant native trees, improve our hiking trails, add more raised garden beds, and build a rocket stove hot water heater/pizza oven. Many of our projects are quite physically demanding so strength, stamina and determination are highly regarded.

    Tradespeople, gardeners, builders, musicians, artists, naturalists, bird watchers are most welcome.

    As we endeavour to accommodate many visitors, we prefer stays of one-week (may be extended if weather, projects, space, and camaraderie permit). Apologies in advance if you are looking for visa sponsorship as we cannot assist.

    We welcome as much help as you're willing to volunteer (averaging half-days) with plenty of time to enjoy the area.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Greek: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    Nick spends an hour or two each day studying Spanish. Damos la bienvenida a hispanohablantes!

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Several accommodation options on the property from: timber barn with sleeping loft, quaint tiny houses, magical canyon cabin, tent camping and/or camper vans welcome. Unlimited internet, abundant power yet limited rainwater (no frequent, long, hot showers), and sharing meals / amenities. We take great pride in the comfort of our guests and rely on the efforts of helpers to create new amenities and experiences for others.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are just off the Bruce Highway, 15 minutes from Pomona or Cooroy (our nearest bus/train stops) -- for timetables and details search: "Translink Journey Planner".

    Remote feel yet 15 minute drive to local community amenities / Noosa Trail Network, half hour to Noosa beach / national park. and 25 minutes from Gympie (large country town). We visit town, beach, nearby communities, and markets each week -- helpers are welcome to join us.

    Plenty of hiking, natural areas, beaches, and outdoor activities to discover!

  • 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

    We have good wi-fi coverage around our buildings and forest with unlimited internet. It's not fast as fibre -- but pretty good for wireless.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Visitors with caravans, campers or even tents are most welcome. However, we do not have sewer connection or dump facilities.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Being a wildlife sanctuary, we are unable to accommodate pets.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Varies with some 5-hour days or sometimes just a few hours (as needed), and days off (often weather related).

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