Gardening help at a beach retreat Central Coast, NSW, Australia

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 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    We are Kev and Katrina with our little 17mth old daughter Rosemary and our 3-legged dog Sparrow, stewards to a beautiful permaculture property 2.5acres at Macmasters on the Central Coast, NSW. We have been tending to the land using permaculture principles and have cultivated a warm community vibe over the years and hope to keep doing so. We would love support with general tending to the gardens, maintaining the chook pen and veggie beds. We have a Jacuzzi, pool and tennis court and about 20min walk from the beach.
    Most suitable for 1 week or more stays.
    Accommodation best suited for workawayers staying/travelling in their van.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are stewards of this land and take a very natural approach to both our parenting practices, as well as how we live and work in the garden.
    We use Permaculture principles of design, philosophy and like to preserve the natural systems that are already in place. With this in mind there will be a natural education of understanding patterns in nature, the water flows, soils, techniques and strategies to work with the local ecology.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Looking for help with 4hrs day on 2.5 acre property. In exchange for glamping accomodation and communal meals we’d love support with entertaining our 15mth daughter and/or maintaining lawns, hedges and help to cleanup fallen branches. We have a communal fire circle under grandmother angophra tree - as such firewood collecting is also handy.
    We are regularly planting trees, shrubs and vegetables in allocated areas which you can participate in, maintaining chook pen and there will be occasions to support as directed, e.g. help to hold ladders, assist with tennis court maintenance etc. Fantastic if you already have experience with hand held gardening machinery such as blowers, mowers, whipper snippers, hedges and can lift heavy objects safely.
    Bonus if you have musical instruments and interest in creating art in evening time.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    There is a flat space for parking down the back yard if travelling in RV, an outdoor hot shower and bath tub. Inside toilet amenities available if prefer, communal kitchen, communal meals prepared, seperate fridge for your personal use. We eat meat and most foods.
    With the weather being as wet as it has been recently, we haven't had our tent up for glamping style accommodation in a while, however we can set up tent and have camping mattress if need, now that weather is warmer and dryer.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located 25 minute walk from Macmasters beach/5min drive/10 min bike ride. There are many sacred sites around the area to access, Kincumber Mountain, Kariong heiroglyphs and beyond.
    We are up early, yoga meditation dance is a part of our lives daily, and we are mostly an alcohol free home.
    Ideally would be best to work the 4hrs in the morning when it’s not too hot and you’re not working in the direct sun for too long.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There is a flat space in the yard for parking van/RV, close enough to house for running an extension lead out to vehicle if needing electricity. Outdoor shower, bath and outdoor toilet accessible.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 813935885225

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