It is an intentional community situated in beautiful Maleny on the Sunshine Coast. You will be a 7 minute drive from Maleny town staying on 64 hectares of mostly bush regeneration which backs onto Baroon Pocket Dam. We consist of 10 houses and 22 people including children.
We are looking for tidy, respectful people who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty and work hard. Many of us are busy people so you will need to work well unsupervised at times. You’ll also need to enjoy getting away from the hustle and bustle of city life. A large portion of our land is a designated nature refuge so you will get the opportunity to see a great magnitude of sub-tropical Australian flora and fauna here on your stay. If you don’t have your own transport lifts to and from town can be accomodated. There are many beautiful walks to go on and a couple of kayaks that can be used to explore Baroon Pocket Dam.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
We are a well established intentional community that has been working together and growing since the late 70's so if you have any interest in learning about community then this is the place to come.
We have a working bee on the 4th weekend of every month which is always good to be around for if you want to get a feel for how we all work together.
Most of the properties here are "off grid" with solar power, composting toilets and our own water supply which we are happy to share our knowledge about.
A lot of our focus is on land management and working together to ensure this piece of land we have been entrusted with is rehabilitated to its former state (It was a grazing property before being purchased by community members in the 70's). So there is a lot of weeding and regeneration work that goes on.
There will be a multitude of work ranging from general household chores, cooking, cleaning, pool maintenance, painting, land management, landscaping, gardening and home renovations. This will all obviously depend on your skill set so it would be helpful to know your areas of interest or expertise prior to arrival so we can plan ahead. I will be your main contact person however all of us intend to utilise your skills while you stay with us so you will get to work with most of the community members.
You will be staying in the shared work space which consists of a cosy room, large undercover area with pool table, shared outdoor shower and composting toilet, fridge, basic cooking facilities, BBQ, toilet, and laundry facilities.
We are looking for short stays of 2-3 weeks at a time for 1-3 people depending on your ability to share a room (there is 1 queen sized bed and a fold out futon bed). We will be asking for 4-5 hours help a day per person in exchange for meals and accommodation.
As you are staying in the shared work space many of us will be passing through to use the laundry, collect equipment, use the shower and swimming pool etc. However your room will be private and off limits to us throughout your stay so you can be as social as you like on any given day.
Please be aware that you will be staying in raw Australian bushland which means we can’t control the animals that live here.
You will see abundant bird life, wallabies and might be lucky enough to come across some echidnas, platypus and koalas. This also means there are snakes, lizards, insects and spiders - This is their home too.
Sorry no dogs/cats (We are a nature refuge).
Kondalilla National Park is a popular day trip - 25 minute drive from us - You can also do a 2-3 day hike through the range -You can choose to camp along the way or be picked up and dropped off by us daily.
Approx 45 minute drive is Baloomba Creeks Falls - Lots if beautiful campsites, crystal clear water and stunning hikes. Again you can camp fir a couple of days or a great day trip.
Noosa National Park is a one hour drive from us and world reknown for it’s beautiful beaches and point surf break. This is a very built up area but one of my favourite coastal walking tracks.
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