Help us with preparing an alternative festival in NSW, Australia

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  • Description

    Description

    Rob lives in Sydney and I (Craig) lives in Melbourne. Each year we become volunteers who are part of of an alternative bush festival.

    This is one of Australia's oldest festivals. It is an amazing communal experience, with workshops, improvised music and dance, talks and debate, acro-yoga, green and traditional technology, fire twirling, slack lining, open mic, meditations, bush walks, swimming and over 1000 workshops - given by festival goers! more.Everything happens. Everyone is an unpaid volunteer from the ticket gate to the fire crew and first aid tent. This festival is made by the people who are there and not the organisers. I think it is the freest you can possibly be.

    And all set in 400 hectors of bush by a lovely River about 4-6 hours from Melbourne or Sydney. Kind of idyllic. Malee Country (Victoria)

    We - Rob and Craig - are part of one of the largest festival Villages and need help ( working for half days) to get our village ready for the gathering in Easter 2020.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    WE WILL LOOK AFTER YOU! PROMISE! Rob and I are both First Aid Trained and there are extensive safety procedures that we must follow. This includes Personal Protective Equipment. We will also have portable radios for you so you can let us know were you are and we can come find you.

    And - there is no cost as it is a working bee - everything from transport to and from Melbourne and Sydney to food is paid for. We can cook Vegetarian and Vegan (me!) and meat dishes (Rob) - bring your own alcohol though. We are GOOD cooks!

    Working in a natural Australian Bush in the famous Malee Country. There are a lot of kangaroos! And amazing bird life - for those that life Grass Parrots and Cockatoos.

    Most of all being part of a amazing festival and contributing to it in a very real and wonderful way - and if you can come and join Arts Village during the festival itself next Easter!

    Learn new building and landscaping skills and how a (small part) of this festival is organised.

    Start to see what an alternative festival really is about and how people create it. This is called a transaction festival!

  • Help

    Help

    Specifically - Working bee proposal - Six days - Between Monday 2nd December and Saturday 7th of December. 7 people.

    YOU WILL NEED TO SPEAK CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH !

    Craig - Melbourne


    IF IT DOESN'T GET DONE IT DOESN'T GET DONE! - Our first aim is to have fun - it is our holiday too!
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    Half days - renovating some loos (all clean - promise!) with new bases for the festival - so cutting to fir, painting and attaching! There are 10 to do!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We can provide tents (or van if you bring your own). We can provide donas and mattresses. However please remember you are in the bush and will be in a camping environment. Temperatures in late November are usually warm but there can be some chilly nights.

    There is a bathroom/toilets building available as well as an indoor kitchen, hot shower and washing machine. All buildings have electricity.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Swim - the river is wonderful, bush walk - it's beautiful, see the Aboriginal Scar Trees. Drive around the property - it's huge. Hang out! Eat!

  • 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 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week



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