Help us work towards restoring the natural vegetation on our Land for Wildlife property in Australia



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    We are environment professionals with a 5 acre Land for Wildlife property overlooking Mt Elliot (Bowling Green Bay NP), 25 kms south of Townsville (near Magnetic Island). Our dry tropic forest offers great wildlife viewing & is the jumping off point for bushwalking, swimming & rock climbing in the NP. We favour self-motivated people with practical skills eg: gardening, building & maintenance. Work is 4.5 hours per day & may include weeding, mulching, & landscaping. Current projects are native bush regeneration, landscaping, construction, outdoor furniture & garden art. Illustrators and graphic designers most welcome as there may be the opportunity to have input to science communication projects.

    Good meals, relaxed company & comfortable s/c guestroom (single or couple), or BYO. Min stay 3 nights then negotiable. Can P/U from Townsville. If you drink, BYO alcohol from town. NSI. No pets.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Art Projects

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are working towards restoring the natural vegetation on our Land for Wildlife property. This goal needs to balanced with various challenges such as fire risk, weed control and our desire to create a unique living space in our forest. Visitors will benefit from understanding the practical steps required to achieve long term environmental gains.

  • Help


    We need people to help us achieve our long term goals of restoring the natural vegetation on our property - it's a long term project and we are 50% of the way there so you can see how your efforts are helping restore habitat for wildlife - you'll see the critters all around you. We are also landscaping, building an outdoor fire pit for social gatherings and maintaining a fire break.

    We also work on environmental projects that often have a science communication focus to which designers and illustrators might be able to contribute.

    We are interested in you as well. Feel free to tell us about your interests and skills.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Large guest room connected to main house with a double bed. Includes wifi coverage. Toilet and showers in main house.

    You will eat with us! Meals of tasty and dinner is relaxed, casual and conversational. In the winter months we have a weekly fire pit cookout.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Swimming, bushwalking in adjacent Bowling Green Bay National Park - day trips with hosts to Townsville and surrounding features.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Good web by North Queensland standards.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4.5 hours a day, 6 days a week

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Host ref number: 711977152625