Australian Eco Forest Retreat in start up requires short term, help immediately, 2 hrs from Byron Bay/ Gold Coast, Australia

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Australia

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  • last activity

    Last activity

    09/10/2020

 
  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a retreat venue focused on ecological and cultural regenerative experiences. Upcoming experiences include retreats in art therapy, meditation, dance facilitator trainings, rites of passage and much more. Our team in made up of an expanding and contracting group of 6 to 10 people, depending on the season, with young families, and individuals of different ages and backgrounds, who have grown up in many different parts of Australia.
    During your time here you will be residing deep in the ancient rainforests, close to abundant native wildlife on a mountain with spectacular sunsets. There will be opportunities to meet the members of the multiple occupancy community of which the retreat is a part. You will have access to the historic 'Gonpa' formerly a Buddhist temple, to dance, play music, sing or to do your daily yoga, meditation or personal training practice. You will become part of a unique eco-project in it's start up phase. Your time here will be spacious and there will be plenty of time to soak up nature and enjoy a cuppa by the camp fire.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will learn from the resident retreat team members about their experience in setting up a not for profit eco-retreat centre, about learning to living on a community title, largely 'off-the-grid'.
    One of the greatest memories you will take from your time here is getting to know the Australian bush, the wildlife and the plants.
    You may have the chance to glean some earth wisdom from our team members in permaculture, alternative technologies, botany and healthy eating.

  • Help

    Help

    We are accepting expressions of interest for February - November 2019. We appreciate 2 to 4 people at a time to help with preparing the retreat venue for our guests. Jobs will include general clearing, cleaning, sometimes help in the kitchen, odd jobs and some gardening. You will sleep in a shared dorm room or cabin with one other person, if you are a couple this can be perfect! We will ask for 5 hours a day of work, 5 days a week, in exchange for your accomodation and meals. We will ask that you contribute to making shared meals with a small team of volunteers.

    During your time here you will be residing deep in the ancient rainforests, close to abundant native wildlife on a mountain with spectacular sunsets. There will be opportunities to meet the members of the multiple occupancy community of which the retreat is a part. You will have access to the historic 'Gonpa' formerly a Buddhist temple, to dance, play music, sing or to do your daily yoga, meditation or personal training practice. You will become part of a unique eco-project in it's start up phase. Your time here will be spacious and there will be plenty of time to soak up nature and enjoy a cuppa by the camp fire.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will sleep in a shared dorm room or cabin with one other person, this can be perfect for a couple or travelling friends. We hope to house you in our free standing cabins however we have dormitory rooms ready for you when you arrive, with shared toilet and shower block. Meals will be cooked in our large retreat kitchen and the responsibility to cook will be given to either you as a small group of volunteers, or to your volunteer co-ordinator. Vegetarian meals only to be prepared in the kitchen, whilst there is a BBQ outside to cook meat. There will be a reasonable budget to buy your food. Some meals may be shared with the resident retreat team members and their families. We have some fantastic cooks amongst us! If you require transport to get to the retreat, you can let us know and we will see what we can do to support your arrival and departure.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If you have a vehicle there is so many rainforest walks to visit close by, including the ancient Border Ranges National Park. Alternatively there are fire trails to walk along and plenty of spaces to enjoy on our grounds. Retreat team members will offer to take you into Kyogle, a 20min drive from the Retreat, at least once during the middle of your two week stay here.
    The residing retreat team are peace-loving creatures who like to quietly and practically get on with our work. We are artists and forest dwellers at heart and enjoy our time to commune in our own way, with our arts and nature. We love to celebrate life in community with music and festival culture, and some of us are new parents living and loving in family life.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • 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

    4 to 5 hours/day, 5 days/week


Host ref number: 972189742173