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, Claire, Pen, Joerg and Mischa are the friendly, positive people living at the site. We are vegetarian and we love wildlife.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Art Projects

  • 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

    There are opportunities to learn about permaculture, syntropic cultivation, building, house painting, 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. You can experience what it's like to live at a very small eco village that is just starting out with a long journey ahead.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    As we are in the start up phase of our project, we have no habitable buildings for visitors at present, so overnight visitors will need a tent or camper van. We may be able to lend a tent if you need. There is a small shell of a tiny house which is not finished and is currently being used as storage. This could possibly be re-purposed as a sleeping space if you need.. We have 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

    • Can host families

  • 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

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