Live and Work our Permaculture Farm in Nimbin, Australia

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  2022 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Our place is a queer-bent, anarchist-leaning, ego-transformative farming project started in 2012 just outside the town of Nimbin. It is a 100 acre property beneath the Nimbin rocks. We are currently a heavy-gardening, animal-raising, experimental building, permaculture planning collective of two with a lot of goals and projects in various states of completion, and we'd love some help!

    It has been home to lots of people who transit here while on their own journey of life. A lot of these have been wonderful experiences of people spending time and working on the land, reconnecting with nature and living in a community. This is a place for people to join our efforts in caring for the land and its inhabitants while also getting involved in the ways they feel drawn to. Being a home for Animals means that anything can happen at anytime and may require assistance in these times of need, so we need a certain amount of flexibility in our guests.

    We have a mostly biodynamic/organic vegetarian diet with the occasional addition of home-killed or road killed meat which we butcher ourselves (no abbatoir meat please!). We have extensive gardens and we predominantly eat from them. Right now (December 2020) we have a tonne of kale, cucumbers, zucchini (corgette) and we have just harvested our first successful gorgeous garlic crop! We also have a legal hemp crop (low CBD) which we are hoping to harvest in April/May.

    We have a number of options for places to stay, but we are able to accomodate most people who are used to travelling and camping. We have no flushing toilets, only composting.

    Look forward to hear from you!

    David and Roisin

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    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

    Loads of skills and mad projects on the burn here. We have been living in this shared experimental community for 8 years, we offer to share our experience and knowledge of permaculture, biodynamics and community-reliance. We love sharing meals.

    We consider each exchange to be unique therefore we feel the arrangement we agree upon is found through meeting and talking with you. We hope the land will provide you with most of your fresh vegetables and occasional meat. We would like to provide dry foods/staples.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    It is home to 3 cows, 4 ponies, 2 pigs (3 piglets) and 10 chickens. All of these animals undergo rotation with the goal of improving our soil and pastures while keeping our animals healthy with fresh food! they are also part of our regenerative efforts to clear invasive species and replace it with productive and beneficial alternatives for a more vibrant and stable community dynamic.

    One of our biggest visions is to grow lots of food; to feed ourselves, our community and our animals. we have lots of gardens and potential for lots more! With the help of our animals and our homemade composts.

    These are the areas that require a lot of our time, effort and creativity.

    Food growing, includes making compost, collecting mulch, watering, feeding plants, weeding, raising seedlings (nursery work), forming beds and biodynamic preparations.

    Animal caring, includes setting up temporary cells to move animals into, feeding chickens and pigs, making sure animals have water, checking and removing ticks and loving interactions!!

    General Maintenance and Construction of sheds and shelters.
    Irrigation is a never ending project and a great skill to learn.

    We are starting our first large scale crop this summer with biodynamics and minimal soil disturbance (ALMOST no-till).
    We would also like your help to put in food forests and to assist in improving our current systems and processes with your ideas and fresh energy.

    All help is welcomed!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Self-contained caravan - fully equipped with hot water, gas and electricity. There is also an undercover (but without walls) kitchen and dining space. The toilet is a shared composting toilet and a fire heated shower (worth the effort). Our drinking water is from the sky and our non-drinking water is from our dams.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are 5km from the alternative hub of Nimbin.
    We live on a beautiful 100ac farm with orchards, gardens, dams and creek for swimming, forest to explore. There are waterfalls and national parks very close. we are also just 1hr 15 minutes from byron bay.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    24 hrs per week, 2 days off






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