Artists, permaculture gardeners, tilers help on a beautiful sanctuary in Byron Bay, Australia



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    Our beautiful Sanctuary home is located in the rainbow region of Australia and is nested in the outer caldera of an ancient super volcano, known to the indigenous Bundjalung people as Wollumbin.

    In close proximity to Byron Bay and some of the most stunning beaches in the world, the property features lush rainforest, gardens, clean, pristine waters and is rich in diverse indigenous flora and fauna.

    We are seeking experienced builders, carpenters, tilers, artists (painters/mosaic) & permaculture farmers to help us with some specific projects over the next 12 months. Please read on if this describes you.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    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

    At our Sanctuary we offer an off-the-grid experience within 15 minutes of a township brimming with great little shops, healthy cafes, world class coffee and plenty of interesting things to do/see. We're also blessed to have a fresh water stream winding through the property which is perfect for swimming/bathing, a temezcal where we practice traditional sweat lodge and plenty of spaces to write, paint, contemplate, practice yoga and/or meditation alone or in small groups.

    A family of musicians and artists, we are very creative and open to sharing with new people in whatever way that unfolds. Where the opportunity arises, our Volunteers are invited to take part in private workshops we hold onsite including Qi Gong, Yoga, Meditation, Music & Sound workshops.

  • Help


    Over the next year we are putting together a plan to renovate existing structures on our property as well as construct a few larger spaces and a number of simple single occupant dwellings. For these specific projects we'd love to hear from you if you have experience in building, sustainable construction, carpentry, tiling, plumbing and mosaic or stained glass art.

    We'll also be building an Goa-inspired outdoor space, some edible gardens and landscaping around all the areas mentioned here. For these visions we're hoping to connect with fellow artists and travellers with an understanding and some experience in Permaculture, Horticulture or Landscape Design.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Volunteers at our Sanctuary home stay in beautiful bell tents (image in gallery) nestled amongst trees with access to clean bathrooms plus beautiful indoor and outdoor hot water showers.

    We provide healthy, mostly vegetarian, food grown on the property or sourced from the surrounding area; such as fruit, vegetables, bread, eggs, nuts, seeds, etc, and a space to prepare meals. Due to the fertile volcanic soils, our local fruit and vegetables are super tasty and highly nourishing. We guarantee you will leave our Sanctuary reset and more vibrant than when you arrived.

    Please note that we provide mattress and pillows, but suggest that our helpers come with their own sleeping bags for warmth and additional comfort.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The greater area of the Northern Rivers where we're located is the eastmost point of Australia and internationally renowned for its beautiful Pacific beaches, migratory whales, fertile valleys, spectacular waterfalls and endless nature walks. As a helper, you will have plenty of time to explore the area with the gift of local knowledge.

    At this stage we are seeking individuals who are confident in their capacity to contribute towards the projects mentioned above so please do not reach out if you do not have the experience or skills highlighted in this description.

    In the future, we will be interested in hosting a broader array of Volunteers to assist with the upkeep and general maintenance of the structures and gardens that we're in the process of building. Thank you for your understanding.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 773789521746