Solar Passive House in Bemboka, experience living off grid - Australia



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  • Description


    Hi! I have just finished building an earth-sheltered solar passive home for me and my daughters. The house is completely off-grid, and the area surrounding the building needs a bit of landscaping/gardening.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Visitors can see what a fully off-grid building looks like and how it works. The building is made using several different sustainable building materials, such as straw-bale and mudbrick. It also has an extensive solar system that powers everything including cooking and heating/cooling/hot water. The building is 100% fossil fuel free (apart from embodied energy).

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Looking for some volunteers to help with gardening and landscaping around this new home. Specifically there is dirt that needs to be dug out of gutters, and weeding to do where earth was back-filled against the house. Also there is a veggie patch in a dome that requires weeding and replanting with vegetables.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Accomodation is in a fully outfitted separate dwelling (that we've been living in for the last 10 years). It has it's own bathroom/shower/washing machine/kitchen etc.

    Food will be purchased in a weekly shop together with me. Volunteers can do their own shopping for food for the week, and I pay for it, together with mine, at the checkout.

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    What else ...

    The Bega Valley is a beautiful place to visit, and Bemboka is in the unique position of being less than an hour away from the beaches, while at the same time being very close to the Snowy Mountains.

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    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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 952842527982