Working towards sustainability, resilience, and local/community level self-sufficiency from this household on an urban block in Ballarat, Australia

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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

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  • Description

    Description

    Working towards sustainability, resilience, and local/community level self-sufficiency from this household on an urban block in Ballarat.

    Property is 500m^2 (1/8 acre) with permaculture garden, fruit and vegetables, bees, chickens. Garden provides food for the household and for local community food-sharing initiatives.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You'll see sustainable living in action, while visiting a historic town with lots of tourist interest. You'll have the opportunity to learn home food production and preservation, permaculture ethics and principles, and other sustainable living skills.

  • Help

    Help

    Activities/work may include: pruning, mulching, planting, harvesting, food preservation, seed saving, simple building/carpentry (eg. pallet furniture), foraging, and miscellaneous "indoor" work (especially if the weather is bad) such as cleaning, tool maintenance, etc. Best/peak times for interesting work to do are September-November and February-April, but there is usually something to do year-round.

    You don't need to be highly experienced, though I would especially welcome those with an interest in permaculture, edible gardening, food preservation, or building/carpentry skills. If you have specialised skills/experience I would love to learn from you, too!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private bedroom with either a single or queen bed (depending on availability). Bedding and towels provided. Food is "ethical omnivore" almost entirely from local sources; vegetarians can easily be catered for.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Attractions: Sovereign Hill and other gold rush attractions, wildlife park, local mountain biking and bushwalking. Good restaurants/cafes/pubs within easy walking distance.

    Transport: close to local buses, 2km from train station, undercover secure bike parking available. Sorry, no car available for pickup from station, but it's easy to make your own way here!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • 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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