Help with maintenance and gardening projects at our sanctuary, near Nambucca Heads and Bellingen on the Mid North Coast, NSW Australia

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 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Hello future friends. Welcome to our page. We are a happy, conscious couple, who moved in April last year from Sydney, to live in nature's paradise, on the Mid North Coast of NSW.

    Our names are Lisa and James and we live on a 2 and a half acre parcel of land. It is home to an abundance of birdlife and marsupials roaming freely as they feed and enjoy the 200+ mature colorful shrubs and trees, that were planted by the previous owner over 19 years. Our intention is to continue adding to the diversity, improving the top soil for the land to flourish here and creating a sanctuary of health and wellbeing for all who visit. We are upskilling ourselves quickly. Learning about permaculture, biodynamic principles and how to grow our own produce. We would love to meet people with land/ maintenance/ building experience, who would enjoy being on the land and helping us with our sustainability and land rejuvenation projects as well as some maintenance and repair work..

    We also enjoy yoga, breathwork, 5 rhythms/ ecstatic dance practices and we are long time students and teachers of the Gene Keys, a gentle pathway to transformation. We have a beautiful dedicated space for practices of this nature. We also have a number of spots to sit in the gardens, to just peacefully be, like underneath the big fig tree for one or in one of the tree hammocks. Imagine sitting with a cuppa, under the canopy of a giant fig, with your feet on its root structure, looking at the distant mountains. The sound of the waterfall from our natural eco system pool behind you, enjoying the morning sun.

    We have a self contained bus with cooker and fridge, shower/toilet, comfy double bed, internet and cosy living space, suitable for a couple to stay with us. We’ll supply simple and healthy breakfast ingredients and tea supplies for you to help yourself 7 days a week in the luxury converted bus. We’ll gather for a tasty dinner in the main house 5 days a week. Cafes and supermarkets are just 10 mins away for extra snacks and lunch. The exchange is 4 hours of help with land projects per day, 5 days a week, typically 8 - 12 but we can discuss. You will need your own transport to get here and to enjoy this beautiful part of Australia. We can only accommodate a couple unless you are friends with your own campervan.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    If you love nature there is a lot to enjoy at our home with beautiful trees, shrubs and an array of wildlife that visit our property every day. There is plenty to learn about Australian nature here.

    Our local pristine beaches and so many beautiful coastal walks are only 10 mins away. Dolphins have been sighted often, surfing the waves close to shore.

    It is very tranquil here. We often get a flock of majestic black cockatoos visit for a drink from the bird bath at dusk. It is magnificent to witness. If you love birds, you can learn about the way they keep an eye out for each other, observing from the deck. A majestic king parrot and its mate. Wagtails. Pigeons. The list is long.

    There is an illusion of being a away from civilization, the hustle and bustle. Everyone who visits here feels the benefit of the serenity here and yet we are only 10 minutes from the coast, shops, cinema, cafes, a safe swimming beach, river walks and surfing beaches.

    We are happy to offer yoga classes, breathwork and gene keys sharing's if interested.

  • Help


    We need extra hands to help with a few gardening projects, building projects and general maintenance.

    Some examples are:
    Garden - Build new raised garden beds, pruning. Picking up wood. Helping to plant bush tucker plants.
    Building - Helping to repair the chicken coup
    Maintenance - Varnish garden bench. Tidy potting shed.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a beautiful converted bus with all mod cons suitable for a couple. Comfy double bed. Double gas burner for food prep and making tea. Shower and toilet. Separate corner nook with table and bench seating.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The beaches are stunning in this area. Nambucca Heads has both river walks and a gentle bay. 5 mins further up the coast is an open ocean beach for your surfing pleasure.

    Bellingen is a beautiful country town well worth a visit and the monthly markets are definitely worth a visit.
    We do freestyle dance there every Friday. This is called 5 Rhythms if you have ever heard of it. We can go together if it appeals or if you want to give it a go.
    Dorrigo rainforest walk has a waterfall you can walk underneath. This area is truly spectacular. This is an easy day trip on your day off.

    Both Nambucca Heads and Macksville are 10 mins away by car. Both have nice cafes to eat at if you don't want to drive further afield on your time off. You will need a car to get to us and explore the area.

  • 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

    There is a table in the bus if they would like to work in there.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    4 hours per day. 20 hours per week.

Host ref number: 718254573367

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