We are a family living on a 120 acre property in the beautiful rainforest hinterland 20 minutes drive from the idyllic beaches of Byron Bay, NSW.
Our property runs adjacent to the Goonengerry national park, with many walking trails, creeks, waterfalls and abundant wildlife, koalas, wallabies, cockatoos, bandicoots, pythons and interesting birdlife.
We have three young adult kids, Sam 19 and Jack 23 are living at home at the moment and Lucy 21 is a musician and lives in Sydney but visits from time to time. Sam is a keen soccer player and we have a full size goal at home, Sam always enjoys sharing his passion for football with other enthusiasts. Jack is a plumber and works locally. We have a large well equipped kitchen and enjoy cooking. Tanya is a keen baker and we have a small business baking yummy fudge brownies, she is quite creative and also designs jewellery. David works as a builder and carpenter, he built our house which still has some unfinished projects that we could do with some help with. We have both also worked in the restaurant industry and would classify ourselves as a foodie family.
We love nature, watching a good movie ,music and good conversation. We are interested in the Workaway experience being a rewarding exchange for all.
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We have hosted many travellers from around the world over the past ten years. We have a good understanding of peoples personal and cultural needs, and love to learn about other cultures and share the best of our own. Our local area is home to a very embracing and multicultural population. We can share our cooking experience, language practice, teach you how to use farm machinery ( mowers, brush cutters etc ), knowledge about local wildlife and living on the land.
We would appreciate help with grounds and garden maintenance, help around the house, and building projects. We value good work ethic, enthusiasm and practical skills.
Accomodation is in a spacious, comfortable caravan or room in the main house. We have a large house with a beautiful view of the mountains. Breakfast and lunch is usually self serve, dinners we cook and eat together. We are happy to accomodate vegetarians, vegans or meat eaters.
The Byron Shire has some of the most beautiful beaches in Australia. The gorgeous hinterland offers great opportunities for walks, local waterholes, hiking and exploring. There are quite a number of other towns around the shire that are interesting to visit. There are many great craft and farmers markets in the area, regular music festivals and live music. We go to town regularly and so do other members of our community if you are looking for a ride into town.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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