Building a straw bale house in beautiful Albany, Western Australia



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    Looking for people who would be interested in helping build our strawbale house. We are in Albany,WA. We live close to beautiful beaches and National Parks in Southwest WA. Your accommodation is in a funky renovated caravan with your own fire pit, bbq and outdoor sitting area. We are a family of 4 - Paul is doing all the building, Lisa is a teacher and we have 2 children aged 8 and 10. We also run a small sheep farm and are looking at improving our veggie garden so we have diverse opportunities available to suit your interests.

  • Type of help

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    Help with Eco project

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    We live close to beautiful beaches, including peaceful swimming spots and surf beaches. There are amazing walks to explore around the area. We would love to help you discover this beautiful part of Australia and would do everything possible to ensure you would have a great experience and holiday while learning how to build a straw bale house!

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    We do need a lot of help and can offer a variety of chores to suit your interests and abilities. We currently need help with jobs such as sanding and making frames for the windows. As well, we have a small sheep farm and veggie garden which we could use help too.

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    Languages spoken

    English and French

  • Accommodation


    We have recently renovated a caravan complete with couch, fridge, kitchen items, and queen size bed. It is sitting between 2 beautiful flame trees and has a private outdoor sitting area and fire pit. You would be welcome to join our family for meals, or if you prefer, we would provide you with food and a quiet place to eat. We are very flexible and would work to make your stay enjoyable! There is a shared bathroom next to the building site for you.

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    The local beaches are amazing and just a short drive away. We can help with transporting you to some beautiful places to explore the region. We would also consider lending a vehicle to someone who commits to staying for extended periods of time.

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    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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