We are a small family of 3 living on a beautiful shared property in an intentional cooperative community. We have a young 15 month old daughter and are always looking for an extra set of hands to help us around the house and property, ranging from babysitting, cooking, cleaning, gardening, creative and constructive projects.
The community is Just 1 hour south of Byron bay, we share 200 ha of elevated coastal bush land overlooking the spectacular Bundjalung National Park and Pacific Ocean. There are 12 households with over 40 community members who share this beautiful land along with many native animals, including kangaroos, wallabies, goannas, birds, and some endangered species.
We live completely ‘off-grid’. This means we harvest our own water, and generate power from the sun. On Fridays we have a community dinner where each household brings a plate of food to share, and every second Saturday we have a community work day.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
We love to share meals and conversation, exchanging experiences, beliefs and ideas. Staying with us would give first hand opportunity to learn more about community life in an Aussie rural setting. We are very flexible with work hours, and are more than happy for you to spend plenty of time enjoying our beautiful property and the surrounding national park and beaches.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We would love help with a variety of activities and promise no day will be the same!! We're very flexible with time and hours worked and more than anything want you to enjoy your time with us, so are happy for you to pick things that you enjoy to do. Below are some of the things we need help with;
-Gardening and weeding
-Creative projects such as painting, mosaics etc.
-Small construction projects
There are a few accommodation options. We have a camper trailer with queen sized bed set up on our property or there is a community guest hut nestled in amongst the trees. We have accommodation for up to 5 people, or more, if you bring your own tent/campervan.
We would love you to come stay for as long or short a time as you like. If you don’t have your own vehicle, we can pick you up from Ballina, Lismore or Woodburn.
We also welcome last minute, spontaneous types so feel free to shoot us a msg and try your luck!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week