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Enjoy nature in a permaculture eco village on the Sunshine Coast, Hinterland, Australia

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  • Last activity: 28/01/2023

Availability

  2023 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Our home is 1 acre in a 600 + acres Permaculture Village, in the Sunshine Coast's Hinterland. Come and discover the wildlife and help out around house and garden, join in community projects/events. We're a mature musical duo, one of us is clean living strict lacto-vegetarian, the other not.
    We share with the abundant wildlife, and have fruit trees, veggie gardens, a dam. And lovely neighbours. And pet cockatiel Lucky.
    Various projects, gardens, food preserving, seed network, making herbal extracts, beeswax wraps etc.
    We have traveled extensively and speak English, French, German, we love to meet and work with people. Community activities include table tennis night, Sat AM at the Bakery, Yoga, circle dance, dance, monthly markets and concert, and Friday Bistro meals, and movies. The Cafe is open daytime Thursday to Monday.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We speak 3 languages amongst us. The nature and animals here are great. We do beeswax wraps, simple bamboo work, brew kombucha, beer or cider, make simple cheeses, run a local seed saving network, make herbal extracts. We are musicians and practice most days. Learn about Humanure system, fire prevention, eco restoration, get involved with community projects. Sing with Lucky the friendly cockatiel.

  • Help

    Help

    Mostly helping with simple garden tasks, various ongoing projects including assisting with seed network, herbs and produce processing, cutting wax wraps, and bamboo work. Also help in community land restoration, Permaculture project, the small dairy, weeding, fire prevention, depending when you come.
    As of 5/02/2023: Aircrete dome is being finished, now need to pave around it, a little pre-plumbing digging, and beautify area. Plus the usual garden house maintenance.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    , Spanish, Italian, Malay/Indonesian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    From 5/02/23: Lovely wooden tiny house. Food provided, cook your own. 4 hrs/day per person work 5 days/wee, 2 days off.
    For vans, work exchange depends on self sufficiency.
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  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Walks, swim, canoeing, cycling on property (2 bikes available), many sights on the Sunshine Coast.
    No TV, no mobile phone access on lot, have elsewhere on CW. Wireless is good/unlimited (please do not use in common space).
    You need your own transport, the closest town is 25 minutes away and we do not go out much.
    Two people is best, 3 also OK at times.
    We have our own dairy products and cannot accommodate vegans easily.
    No tobacco on lot please!
    Bring cash if you want to enjoy events/yoga/bakery treats.
    Bring your dreams and laughter.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Yes

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Reasonably flat parking spot near house, access to water/power

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    2 to 5 hr/day 5 days a week negotiable

Host ref number: 694265556532

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