Experience alternative Australian family life near Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia




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  • Description


    Hello and thanks for visiting my WorkAway page…

    Upcoming Vacancies:

    March 2023 - flexible timing

    My nine year old daughter and I have recently moved to a riverside property. We are in the beginning stages of planning and implementing a small productive farm based upon a mix of permaculture, biodynamics, regenerative agriculture and land for wildlife. We live in a sub-tropical, unique area of regional NSW, on the East Coast, at Upper Orara which is close to Coffs Harbour and it's beaches.

    We need some help with variety of projects, cleaning and cooking as well as possibly some childcare. We live here with our cat, free ranging chickens, bunny and 2 friendly Pilgrim geese. It is envisioned that you would like being a part of family life while you are here.

    At our new riverfront 1 acre home there are permaculture projects, art projects, painting projects, furniture up cycling projects, garden preparation and design etc. Bring your own skills and experience to the situation eg yoga classes, build a mud brick oven, mosaic project etc. Or let me teach you along the way as we prepare for an off-grid sustainable lifestyle. I have just recently returned from studying a Permaculture Design Course and am brimming with ideas for the property which you could help implement while learning about permaculture, if this interests you.

    Please contact me if you are interested in joining us here :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    Enjoy a good rest here and spend some time being a part of a vibrant alternative Australian family. I can help you explore the natural wonderland that surrounds us by imparting my local knowledge and drive you to places when we are heading that way. I can share life wisdom and things I've learnt along the way. We've had WorkAwayers here who have enjoyed learning about cooking, parenting and permaculture. We are excellent at hosting people with limited English and teaching people more of our English language.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    A typical WorkAway day would involve:

    1 Hour garden duties
    1 Hour cleaning
    2 Hours Project
    1 hour cooking dinner

    Upcoming projects to choose from could involve:

    *Contributing something that you have skills in
    *Permaculture projects including Syntropic Ag
    *Creating garden infrastructure from bamboo
    *Helping us to create a campground here
    *Revamping the chook pen
    *Upcycling furniture with chalk paint and designs
    *Painting walls including murals
    *Craft or other projects with my daughter
    *Yoga Lessons
    *Garden path projects
    *Fence projects
    *Animal care (cleaning the chook, bird, bunny cages, feeding and grooming the animals and collecting eggs)
    *Building pallet shelves, boxes and furniture
    *Building a mud brick pizza oven / bbq
    *Creating a photo wall
    *Cleaning the windows in the house and other spring cleaning projects here
    *Clearing sticks from the property and leaves from the roof
    *Mowing with a tractor and push mower and helping to reduce the need to do this with permaculture solutions
    *Spring cleaning projects

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    In our indoor accomodation I ask for five hours per day five days a week for your WorkAway with the weekends off and meals provided...

    When we have indoor vacancies available you have your own furnished room with a comfortable bed. The house is equiped with modern conveniences. Sometimes we also have tent accomodation available in our campground, however this is currently booked out over Summer.

    Sleep to the sounds of the river in peaceful surroundings.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in a sub-tropical, unique area of regional NSW, on the East Coast, close to Coffs Harbour and beaches at a riverside location. Surrounded by natural wonderlands nearby and others a short drive away. River sports, hiking, and surfing local beaches are just some of the local opportunities for recreation in this area.

    Please note that public transport is not available at this location. Wifi is available here free of charge.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We can accomodate small vans, camping in your car or van.

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day 5 days per week

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Host ref number: 857472745726