This invite is on hold and may not happen due to Covid rental laws. I am unable to get the tenants to leave due to the extension until 30th March 2021. I have had to put the property up for sale.
On the 1st October I will have a whole 4 bedroom house for helpers to occupy whilst we renovate the garden to Permaculture-ecosuburbia model. There will be some inside 'refreshing' as well. At some stage I will need some structural renovations to the roof to allow side access to the rear for high vehicles. (Using a Registered builder). Other renovations may include the bathrooms and creating a front garden entrance for one of the bedrooms. I would love to create a garden shower in a little courtyard.
Falcon is a suburb of Mandurah situated 80 kms from Perth. The urban home is less than 500 metres walk (250 direct) to the beach. It is an old beach suburb with large house blocks and large trees so you can hear the birds. The Peel region offers great nature areas short drives away including the Lane Pool Reserve in the Dwellingup Forest. (Treetop adventures, Zip lining, river tranquility etc). Although Mandurah is a city it still resembles a country town in some ways. The waterways are unique.
If you would like to enjoy a warm spring moving towards summer between the beach and the RAMSAY listed Peel Estuary (bird life, hides, dolphins, kayak paddling) with modern comfort for work exchange this might be for you. Spend the mornings before the sea breeze exploring the aqua blue bays and coastal reef areas. Surfing, swimming, snorkelling and fishing are popular here. Work times can be flexible and work around the weather and enjoyment of life.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
Permaculture - Join me as I experiment with all things Permaculture in an urban environment. I have converted my mother's place to an edible forest (an ongoing process) and would like to create an eco-hub.
Surf culture - I surf on a stand up paddle and love the beach.
Environmental volunteer - I am involved with environmental groups and clean-ups of the coast.
Any or all of the list will be required over a few months.
Garden - permaculture principles preferred but not essential. Will be removing Buffalo grass, or layering over to create gardens, creating compost piles, raising seedlings, erect wicking beds (either convert IBC's or make), planting fruit trees etc
House - painting, renovate bathrooms, remove some floor tiles and replace with timber like tiles/planks, general tidy up and bring to life - bring joy and happiness.
Structural - Under the guidance of licensed builder (or if you have license in Australia) remove section of roof over carport and convert northern aspect of house to solar passive (add windows).
This is a 4 bedroom house with one master bedroom and 3 smaller bedrooms. All available as I reside 500 metres away. If required during renovation/painting I have a room with a double bed and ensuite (shower & basin but toilet is in garage close by and undercover) where I am living.
The work exchange can include some meals. I am open to discussing this.
Our place is walking distance to beach, a sports oval, tennis courts, & is a longer walk or cycling distance to cafes, shops, surf breaks and family recreation area beach (Falcon). The RAMSAY listed estuary has many walking trails & many allow bicycles. The bus goes down our street and connects to the train station connecting you to Perth.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
More than two
Prefer 3 hours per day/evening 5 days a week but flexible - at least 5 days.