Help us with gardening and live in a tiny house in NSW, Australia



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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    we are a couple (artist and writer) living on five acres between forests, an hour and a half north of Newcastle, two and a half hours north of Sydney ... we are establishing a small scale non-profit residency for artists/writers/musicians and need help with setting up and with gardens and maintenance

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • 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

    our place is a learning experience, both in terms of art practice and in terms of being in the Australian bush, understanding flora, fauna, climate, sky... we are both experienced teachers who have lived overseas for many years... we have an extensive library and a range of activities here

  • Help


    gardening, maintenance, cleaning, cultural activity, language teaching

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Indonesian: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Japanese: Fluent
    Chinese (Mandarin): Beginner

  • Accommodation


    we have two tiny houses for our residency (tiny, suitable for one person or a couple; and tinier, suitable for a single person)... essentially the accommodation we are offering is camping (or glamping) style - with indoor/outdoor kitchen/lounge and outdoor bathroom and toilet ... we have a pool for the hot weather ... so people staying can be relatively independent (with their own kitchen and facilities, at a little distance from our house

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are buses to the nearby town (9kms away). There is also a school bus that stops at the property in the mornings and goes into the town. The nearest airport and train station are in Newcastle, approximately one and a quarter hours south. It is much easier to be here with a car however.

    In terms of seasons, our winters (June to August) are generally mild (5°C to 20°C), with a few frosts, but our summers can have very hot periods (heatwaves with temperatures into the 40s°C). The nearby Myall Lakes comprise the largest system of lakes on the east coast of Australia. Between the coasts, lakes and forests there is plenty of potential for exploring the natural environment. Bird life in the district is particularly of interest, with a number of ponds to watch.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 586822346955