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

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  • Description

    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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    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).

  • Help

    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 spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, German, some French

  • Accommodation

    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.

  • What else ...

    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.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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

Volunteers Accommodation
Volunteers Accommodation
Volunteer Sleeping quarters.

Host ref number: 952842527982