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

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Australia

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  • last activity

    Last activity

    12/10/2019

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  2019 

 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

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  • Description

    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

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Art project

  • 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

    Help

    gardening, maintenance, cleaning, cultural activity, language teaching

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English! and some limited Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian, French, Spanish, Italian

  • Accommodation

    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

  • 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