We have an 85 acre mountain rainforest landscape in the hinterland behind Byron Bay and near the town of Mullumbimby. It is a beautiful, ancient rainforest valley with fresh water creeks, swimming holes, waterfalls, rainforest and mountain plateaus.
We are a certified organic permaculture farm and grow various foods, herbal medicines and useful plants mostly small scale for our own personal use rather than commercially. We have goats, sheep, chickens and cows but none of them are farmed or used for food or sold and all animals are loved and part of our systems to eat down grass and for guests to interact with and enjoy the beautiful company of animals.
We have some yurts, domes, cabins and a few houses across the farm and a small handful of residents and guests.
Currently accommodation for workaway travellers is set around a DOME - which inside has a small simple kitchen, wifi, solar power, lounge, fire etc and a queen bed with toilet and shower outside. Sometimes individuals or couples can use this space to themselves and at other times if 1-2 other people also doing Workway at same time (rare), some large tents are set up outside offering a private "bedroom" to sleep in.
We also have some guest spaces often rented on weekends and other days and when not booked, we can used those spaces for group meals, indoor activities etc.
Good healthy food is supplied to suit your diet and preferences but you would need to be able to cook for yourself and make your own meals with food supplied or share some cooking with anyone else here at same time.
Work and jobs is usually a good variety and always some organic gardening to do, sometimes some animal care (goats, sheep, chickens and cows - none are milked or eaten..!) - and some other help with cutting grass, moving things and odd jobs.
However, some help of approx 1 hour each day is needed wth some light housework, light cleaning, laundry and sorting things - all of which can be good in wet or hot weather.
We have movies, books, magazines and internet access and the farm itself has beautiful mountain valley views, rainforest, animals and nearby are fresh water waterfalls, rock pools and swimming holes which are great in summer with walks/hikes and other things to do.
When not helping with various jobs , there are plenty of opportunities to explore, relax, study, enjoy the land, animals and gardens, make and create artistic and useful things with plants, bamboo and natural materials and food and herbs to make medicines, cosmetics and preserved foods. We often have nights with big outdoor cinema, fires, food and music and people from around the area
Mullumbimby is great cosmopolitan, diverse rural town (7kms away) with people from around the world and lots going on with many activities, events, music, arts, markets, festivals, cafes and the beaches of Brunswick Heads nearby.
Byron Bay has more going on 25 minutes away. HiItching is common and safe around here and there are often lifts available with residents going to town and back. Creeks and swimming are all close by in walking and biking distance.
People willing to help with a good attitude can enjoy a beautiful place to stay in, nice food, meeting people and animals, learning skills, gaining knowledge, enjoying activities and making connections.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
Travellers can learn about :-
Organic Gardens / Fruit Trees
Self-Sufficiency & Permaculture
Growing organic food and medicine
Nutrition and natural health
Medicinal and cosmetic plants / herbs
Wild foods and medicines
Ecology and Conservations
Permaculture design and Sustainable Living
Climate change resilience
Global sustainability strategies
Ethical animal husbandry and care
Water & renewable energy systems
Organic / Sustainable land management
Australian wild life / rainforest
Botanical sculpture & natural art
Help are often varied and mixed each day and we ask for approx 5 productive hours each day with flexible times.
The help is often a diverse mix of household/garden chores.....
Organic gardening - watering and planting vegetables, weeding, mulching, fertilising and seeding in the nursery.
Animal Care - chickens, sheep, goats, horse, cows - feeding etc.
Cutting grass - mowing & brush cutting
Light cleaning and housework, laundry etc.
Plant / Tree Care - feeding, pruning, planting and caring for fruit trees
Home cooking, harvesting, food preservation and storage
Various Tasks - painting, sorting, moving, maintenance / repairs
Indoor house chores - sorting and organising
Some chores are done alone and others with another Workaway and some with hosts.
Self/Contained cottage, yurt or dome.
More details above
We are close to these areas by car:
Byron Bay - 30 mins
Mullumbimby - 10mins
Brunswick Heads - 25 mins
Mt Warning and Tweed Valley - 50mins
Nimbin - 1 hour
Gold Coast - 60mins
Crystal Castle - 15mins
All these places are in our region and a short distance away. This includes beautiful beaches, rivers, rainforest, creeks and swimming holes, mountains to climb, funky towns and hinterland villages.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Yes we have good internet / wifi options.
Absolutely and and wonderful locations and places with stunning views can be used by anyone with vans.
More than two
5 hours per day/5 days a week
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