Help with some gardening and small building tasks at our sustainable home in Fremantle, Australia

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Australia

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    Last activity

    14/07/2020

 
  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Our home is partly an urban community, where we have converted one house into five self-contained living units.
    Our home is partly an urban farm with chickens, goats, compost and fruit trees, plus a large shared veggie patch.
    Our home is partly a demonstration sustainable house, with cutting edge energy systems, water collection and dispersal systems and innovative passive solar design.
    Our home is partly an educational opportunity and community hub, with regular tours, workshops, films and other community events.

    Why not come and stay with us?

    Your hosts Shani and Tim will be happy to meet you. (We don’t have any children.) We are especially willing to welcome you if you are interested in all things sustainable. Tim does all the building, landscaping and art work around the place, as well as playing music. Shani is in charge of the gardens and animals.

    They also run sustainable education and sand sculpture businesses, but you will be helping at our private home, not for the businesses.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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

    We encourage our guests to be a part of our lives. There are many cups of tea, good conversation, interesting visitors and lots of activities to be part of. You will learn heaps about making your life more sustainable - from making your own toothpaste to planting seeds in the garden. You might even be lucky enough to be here when we have a workshop or tour.

    We are also willing to help you navigate your way around the amazing city of Fremantle - we love our town and know you will too!

  • Help

    Help

    You will be expected to make your own meals and keep your areas clean and tidy (food is NOT included) We prefer people to be up in the morning with us so we can do tasks with you in the garden and allocate jobs (usually 7ish) but the time of day that you help is a little bit flexible and you could help more one day if you want more time off. Most of the time you will be doing tasks independently. This help will not suit someone who is wanting to work full time off site.

    Skills we need include basic building tasks (rendering, painting, basic carpentry), gardening tasks, cleaning and preparing meals. Musicians and videographers are especially welcome. We can teach you how to milk a goat if you are interested. Couples over 25 are preferred. Definitely no smokers!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Your accommodation will be inside the main house in a large loft bedroom. This bedroom has a steep ladder/ staircase to it so you should feel comfy with ladders and heights. The bedroom has a queen sized bed, single bed/couch, and small table and chairs. You have your own kitchen and meals area, shared only occasionally by other community groups. You have your own bathroom in a shared laundry area. Food is NOT provided. There is no heating or cooling besides the passive solar measures.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our home is a 30 minute stroll into Fremantle, and 15 minutes to the beach. There are shops 5 minutes walk away. Public transport is pretty good with buses and trains nearby. If you want to ride a bike we can usually provide one for you.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    15 hours per week (food not provided) Times negotiable.

Host ref number: 562816597965