Our family home is nestled in seclusion on 1/4 acre in the heart of town with Australian birds & wild life a plenty, a creek & bush reserve. Hot tub, Yoga spaces & wood fired oven. Our garden consists of fruit trees, Bush Tucker, herbs, veggies, worms, bees, chooks & ducks. Must love animals and have no allergies as we have indoor cats and our friendly Labrador, Dex. We accept workers in a gift economy sense. Give freely, receive freely. Sharing the load in our garden & sharing our knowledge and experience.
We follow permaculture methods because we are passionate about self-reliance & future steading. We love growing, cooking, preserving, fermenting, medicine -making & brewing our home-grown & local produce. We have many permaculture systems in place & can show how these self-sufficient principles work in a 'normal' aussie house block in suburbia.
Other hobbies include weaving, bushwalking, surfing, music, craft, yoga, vintage motorcycles, e-bikes.
Keith is Canadian (we met while he was backpacking in Oz in '89), Nicole is of Italian heritage. We have 3 grown children & a beautiful baby grand daughter who live around the corner & visit often. We are short walking distance (10mins) to Mollymook beach, Harbour & shops & a few minutes drive to Milton.
We are very easy going & potter in the garden a few hours a day, leaving you plenty of time to explore the beautiful south coast. Theres also the option of time learning kitchen practices like fermenting, canning & pickling, growing mushrooms, weaving & sharing wisdom.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Help around the house
Gardening, composting, humanure, beekeeping, worm-farming, fertigation, swales, greywater, making seaweed fertiliser, wicking beds, driveway gardening, outdoor & indoor mushroom cultivation, food preserving, herbal medicine, home brewing....
Work includes general tending of home & garden maintenance, animal care, making compost, mulching, digging, weeding, herb & food preserving.... in flow with the day, season & moment.
Accomodation for 2 in 'The Cottage', a private, self-contained 'tiny house' in our garden, with a Double bed, hot outdoor shower, composting toilet & camp kitchen. Some shared meals, mixed diet. 3-7 day stays.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 2-3 hours a day, 5 days a week