Share your skills, energy and creativity with our brand new eco village community in Maleny, Australia



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    A brand new eco village community is starting in Maleny, Queensland. The site is simply beautiful and we're enjoying the process of transforming it into a place where people can live in harmony with nature. The property is a short walk across the Showgrounds to the heart of Maleny - a wonderful, artistic, tourist town, known for its 'co-operatives'. It has a library, hospital, police station, public transport to Brisbane,, post office, cafes, restaurants, galleries, shops, parks, the neighbourhood centre and community events. We are looking for people with skills, energy and creativity. Andrew and Claire are the friendly, positive people living at the site. We are vegetarian and we love wildlife.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    There are opportunities to learn about permaculture, syntropic cultivation, house building, rainforest regeneration and setting up an ecovillage community. We can also show you how to prepare our favourite meal recipes. We can exchange English language lessons and discuss Australian culture, politics, history, etc. We also want to learn from you. We are particularly interested in learning about eco villages and intentional communities from around the world and environmental building techniques.

  • Help


    Every day is different here. We have fun and carry out the work with love. We are removing invasive weeds to restore the rainforest, planting a permaculture food garden and re-building an old house. There are many skilled and un-skilled jobs for people of all backgrounds. Jobs may include pulling out weeds, painting walls, general tidying, cooking, gardening, making signs, etc.

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  • Accommodation


    We have all the things you need for camping on here at the property. We live in a teardrop caravan with a great outdoor kitchen. We will provide all food and share vegan meals together. No cats or dogs are allowed on the property as this is a wildlife sanctuary.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Maleny is a wonderful town to visit. There are many natural sites such as Mary Cairncross rainforest reserve, Maleny Botanic Gardens and Bird World, waterfalls, scenic walks and lakes. The lovely town of Montville is great for a day trip. There is public transport to the historic town of Landsborough, Brisbane and the beaches of the Sunshine Coast.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 949415924895