Help build a tiny home from reclaimed materials and establish permaculture gardens in an off-grid community in Tasmania, Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    We are located in the idyllic valley of Lorinna; an active, vibrant rural community with a strong co-operative ethos, frequent communal events and working bees, a food co-op, abundant wildlife and wonderfully clean soil, air and water.
    We live on a property with several other households with whom we share work and resources and a stand-alone photovoltaic and micro-hydro power system.
    We are a family of four with an 10-year-old daughter and a 6-year-old son who are homeschooled with a natural learning approach.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • 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

    Travellers will get to experience the unique joys of living in a remote, beautiful community.

    We want your stay to be exciting and educational and are very happy to take the time to share any skills we have and for you to pursue your particular interests.

    Nick is a keen artist and specialises in printmaking and sculpture. Arana has studied architecture, ecology and permaculture. We are both passionate about sustainability, creativity, good food and living a rich, responsible, joy-filled life

    We like to balance work with play and are outdoor recreation enthusiasts. We have both worked as guides and rangers in the nearby Cradle Mountain - Lake St Claire National Park and are happy to take you on adventures exploring the local area. We have white water kayaks, sea kayaks, bikes and bushwalking equipment which you may be able to borrow.

  • Help

    Help

    We are currently working on finishing our tiny house, building a little cob cottage and establishing a new garden and orchard in line with permaculture and syntropic principles. We primarily need help with building or helping with the children or around the house. Other projects we may be working on include playing in the garden, planting trees, ecological restoration projects, making stone walls, chopping firewood, creating art projects, making a cob outhouse, making compost, finishing work on our shared light earth studio and helping out with projects and events in the wider community.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation is in bedrooms in our existing house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We typically work 4 hours a day Monday-Friday, 2 hours on Saturday morning and then take Sunday off but we're very flexible. In summer we swim in Lake Cethana every afternoon. When the weather gets cooler we enjoy cosying up and playing card and board games.

    Meals are vegetarian with an emphasis on wholefoods and local and organic ingredients.

    Happy to organise pick up from Devonport, Launceston and sometimes Hobart.
    Individuals, couples and families welcome.
    No smoking inside

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4 hours, 5 days a week

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