Sustainable Living in Coastal Paradise, Australia



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    We are Sam, Loz, Amber(12), Jasper(10) and Libby (Sam's mum) - living as sustainably as possible on our beautiful coastal property. We are running a small accommodation business with 4 Luxury Safari Tents. Our property is surrounded by Mimosa Rocks National Park on the Far South Coast of NSW.

    We have a large organic garden and a variety of fruit trees. We are also revegetating the property with native trees.

    Jobs we need help with are cleaning, gardening, native tree maintenance, harvesting and cooking and playing with our children.

    Our house is 15min walk through the forest or 20min canoe/kayak on the lagoon from a beautiful surf beach.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • 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

    The greatest outcome for visitors to our property is spending time in the beautiful natural environment. We are surrounded by National Park so there is an abundance of native animals all around us. Kangaroos graze happily right next to the house. There is a walking track to the beach from the back door and we have kayaks and canoes to play with on the dam or paddle across the lagoon to the beach.

    Our vision for the Safari Tent Accommodation business is to be an inspiring example of sustainable, conservation based tourism. Travellers can learn a lot about this kind of business if they are interested.

    Travellers can experience and learn about organic gardening, worm farm systems, native tree care and weed management.

    We are members of WIRES (an injured wildlife rescue organisation) so we often have native animals that travellers can help to care for.

    Amber and Jasper are great at creative outdoor/nature play. There is plenty to learn from them.

    Sam and I are both outdoor educators so if you're interested we can teach you canoe/kayak skills and take you camping.

  • Help


    We need help with gardening, cooking meals for yourself and with our family, playing with Amber and Jasper. Sometimes we also need help with other projects such as native vegetation planting and caring for injured wildlife.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    There are two houses on the property as well as a yurt and a bell tent. Travellers usually stay in our lovely bell tent or one of the rooms in Libby's house that used to be a BnB.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We really enjoy having travellers join us in our lifestyle. We are very adaptable and social. Our helpers/volunteers have a lovely time staying here. We have lots of local friends who come by and we often host wood fired pizza parties because we have such a great venue to enjoy.

    We also like to go on adventures as often as possible so it usual that volunteers who stay for a few weeks will come with us on some kind of fun adventure.

    We have WIFI internet that is available anytime.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 25hrs a week

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Host ref number: 717153232777