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 shared 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.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Travellers will get to experience the unique joys of living in a remote, beautiful, off-grid 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. Arana works as a ranger on the Overland Track and we have both worked as guides 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.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
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, gardening, helping around the house or playing with the children. Other projects we may be working on include planting trees, ecological restoration projects, making stone walls, chopping firewood, creating art projects, making compost, finishing work on our shared light earth studio and helping out with projects and events in the wider community. In the coming years we are also planning on establishing medicinal and food producing syntropic agroforestry systems on the land and continuing to build climate resilience and abundance.
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
You can contact them directly for more information.
Accommodation is in a bedroom in the tiny house or a comfortable bell (glamping) tent with queen size mattress
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. We're very happy to accommodate gluten-free, vegan or other dietary preferences or requirements
Happy to organise pick up from Devonport, Launceston and sometimes Hobart.
Individuals, couples and families welcome.
No smoking inside
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
More than two
4 hours, 5 days a week
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