Property in the Beautiful Tablelands of north NSW, Australia and experience living off grid

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  • Last activity: 30 May 2022



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    4 seasons, clean clear skys, Solar passive hemp home

    We are a small family living on 7 acres of regenerating grasslands in the outskirts of Tenterfield in the beautiful New England Tablelands. We are a family of a Mum and two small children 9 & 12, they attend the local primary school and I work on completing my hemp house, Currently working from home doing accounting. Hobbies are hemp/upcycle/sustainable clothing business and teaching Yoga. I have a full sewing room (fit with industrial machines)

    We welcome positive people who are happy to stay in a shed with heater... very basic accomodation. Or BYO camping arrangement.

    People who are willing to help with: land activities, some handy man jobs, Lifting, assisting with some 'two people' jobs that I can't do by myself, digging holes, spreading mulch, moving soil, planting seedlings, rending of hemp house.

    My property is 2km west of Tenterfield with views north/ north east over the distant hills and Tenterfield. Its in bike riding distance to town and I can always assist if pick up or drop off to town is required.

    Happy to teach things. Home herbalist and passion for herbs and plant healing.

    I did mention 15 hours a week work but that is weather and ability and demand dependent. Im flexible

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learning how to Living sustainably and off grid, mulching, gardening, using greywater on the land, setting up the main buildings and completing them. The main house is made from hemp masonry (hempcrete) which is still in construction with still things to be completed. Learning to render and seal a hemp house. Composting, basic garden set up and maintaining the land. Please also refer to the main description. Im also a home herbalist and make all my home products and this information will be freely shared if you are interested. I also have my own design and sewing space where i run my hemp clothing business and can teach how to make clothes if you are interested. The business is not in full swing right now due to finishing the house build but I can spend time teaching showing and sharing my lifetime knowledge on sewing/fashion and hemp.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Some things that are planned over the coming year:
    Building a basic water pump house. (its very small)
    Native tree plantings, mulching, watering
    Rending of hemp house, and completion
    Hole digging for food and herb garden
    Mulching of already planted trees
    Painting of Ceiling
    Moving the composting toilet.
    Garden maintenance & creating new ones
    fixing/cleaning up three bikes
    Cleaning up and neatening the property in general.
    Putting up some small wind protection barriers, independent and attached to shed.
    Installing insulation and gyprock/sheeting in the colourbond shed.
    installing my very simple solar hot water system on the main house.
    Trying to set up fencing to run some sort of farm animals.

    Help with all or some of these will be very welcome!

    Our place is off grid, on solar, and tank water.

    Require 15 hours of work a week, includes accommodation, wifi, water, electricity. Food not provided as we have very specific diets. I will make sure that the food prep is as easy as possible for yourselves.

    1-2 week stay preferred or longer

    Please enquire about long term arrangements which are available.

    Look forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    interested in learning Korean.

  • Accommodation


    Your own preferably. But i do have a shed which just needs a couple days of 're-arranging' to fix up the space so the bed can go down. There is no water yet and access to a outside loo. Outside shower is yet to be set up. But access to my own shower can be used no problem.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The area is around 900m above sea level, 3 hour drive to Byron Bay and The Gold coast. (including the airport)
    Tenterfield has 4 distinct seasons with wonderful national parks near by with rock climbing, and walking tracks and camping places. Bald Rock National Park is one of the biggest Granite mountains. Its a winery area also and a small town of around 4500 people with great cafes, pubs and a bar. all basic amenities and my property is 2km to town, in easy bike riding distance. Cooler in winter and certainly can be 10 degrees cooler than lower areas and coastal areas.

  • 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

    I have pretty good skymesh internet with unlimited use.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    some areas are flatish and plenty of space to park up!

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This is only if your pet is friendly, i have a bit of a nervous dog who takes some time to get used to visitors. Very loyal to me and she had a rough beginning so that 'nervousness' is still about. But she LOVEs company of other animals once they sort out whos boss...she tends to think she is sometimes especially with really big dogs as she's REALLY small :)

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    15 hours/week per person preferably - no food provided

Host ref number: 934759863415