Join our Permaculture and Sustainable Community in Crystal Waters Ecovillage/ Sunshine Coast - Queensland




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  • Description


    We are in need of help for people keen to work on ways to protect the land for fire.
    Hosting from 10th - 24th December* and then 10th- 24th January.

    *And after that you can enjoy the Woodford Folk Festival that is just 20 minutes from here! :)

    CAN PICK UP in a train station or in a town near by.

    Please, apply only if you have an adventure spirit, open to learn and share and like to laugh! ;)
    At the moment the accommodation is in a mega tent, with each person in your own room.

    We are a project that cultivates alternative and 'soulstainable' activities.
    We are just starting, so a very interesting time to be part of.

    In one of my gipsy moves, I came to Sunshine Coast Hinterland and fell in love...
    Said good bye many times and kept coming back .. why wouldn't I?

    We are nested amongst organic farmers, music & food festivals, cooperatives, amazing wild life, swimming holes, in a valley, 20 minutes to Maleny and another extra 20 minutes to the beach...

    Just got a piece of land in an ecovillage and I am keen to transform it into a collective space for travellers & seekers.
    It is a shared space and with different ways of living.

    The project is in early stages, so we need help on building, fixing up things, renovation, gardening, art projects, cleaning, weeding, cooking... plenty of options! :) it is a combination on what are your interest/ want to learn + skills + what needs to be done and the weather!!

    You will make the most of this area if you come with your own transport.
    However, I am happy to pick you up from Maleny town or Landsborough or Beerwah train station.

    NO SPECIAL DIETS - we ate most from the garden and local produce. If you have a special diet, you can shop for yourself, but we won't buy into the become your 'mummy'.

    And dogs/ cats are not allowed at the Ecovillage.

    Please, bring your willingness to learn, share, laugh, play, interact and so on.

    Jobs can be adaptable to what you love doing it and change all the time, but some skills needed are:

    - carpentry
    - plumbing
    - builder
    - creation of pedal power appliances, such as a pedal powered washing machine
    - general gardening maintenance
    - organising/ cleaning/ creating a relax/ community space
    - up cycling - creating things from nothing or 'rubbish'
    - painting
    - brush cutting
    - etc etc - you tell me what you can/ want do too!!

    Besides of the place at the Ecovillage, I am also involved in a farm focused on regenerative agriculture towards a landtrust for young farmers ... so, now and then we travel there too! :)

    Please, apply only if you are keen to:
    - learn to live simple,
    - create positive change through gardening/ farming
    - experience a different life style through choices we make as consumers
    - be open
    - challenge yourself
    - be/ make friends
    - willing to share and teach us too

    If you are just looking for a cheap, touristic place then there are plenty of another options!

    Enjoy life and invest the time in things you love!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Permaculture, Biodynamics, Living in anecovillage, my travel experiences around the world at Intentional Communities, Living Simple, Gardening, eating weeds, alternative life style, English as a second language, etc.

  • Help


    At the moment, we need help with:
    - creation of efficient systems of usage of space
    - setting up the home: carpentry work, painting, creating home, bit of renovation, loads of upcycle
    - make things out of bamboo
    - on going gardening: orchard, veggie garden, new garden beds, removing weeds
    - set up food production systems
    - create off the grid projects: rocket stove, pedal power washing machine, etc etc - you named it and we wanted it!
    - update on social media and video making
    - photography

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Brazilian Portuguese, bit Italian, something Spanish and really good in mimic

  • Accommodation


    At the moment the accommodation is in a mega tent, with each person in your own room.
    Usually I like to give people their personal space and choice.
    Ask me.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We do love host people keen and open to a life style close to Nature and living simple.
    We want to host travellers that seeking for a real experience in life where we can become friends, share our hearts, have conversations and actions on how to make a better world, how to grow food, generating alternative energy & regeneration system, care for Gaia and Self.

    Preferer no smokers and people that engage with life in general.

    If you are just looking for a place to be a tourist; there are plenty of another options for you in somewhere else.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours per day (max 25hs per week)

A quick harvest this morning. I have been for almost 6 years eating greens from the garden and now the fruits start to come too!
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Host ref number: 949695792486