Off grid, Workaway retreat in NSW, Australia

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  • Última actividad: 5 mar 2024



 Estancia mínima:  Al menos una semana



  • Descripción


    Ahoy, adventurers!

    Are you seeking a life less ordinary, detached from the system, and drawn to the enchanting allure of living on water? If the answer is a resounding "yes," then let me introduce myself – I'm Sam, a dreamer, healer and artist, and the captain of this floating off-grid paradise.

    Imagine a hidden oasis, where secrets of the water are waiting to be unveiled. This is my floating off-grid Barge and Workshop, a place where creativity thrives, dreams come alive, and friendships are forged. For the past decade, I've been running a successful workaway program, welcoming travelers from all corners of the globe into this sanctuary of wonder.

    The heart of this floating haven comprises two massive barges crafted from concrete, each weighing a colossal 100 tonnes. Long ago, they served as ammunition barges during the war, but today, they are transformed into spaces where imagination takes flight. Together, we restore and cherish these century-old vessels, preserving their history and legacy.

    Within the walls of these sturdy barges, you'll find the comforts of home – from power to toilets, hot showers to a fully-equipped kitchen. What's more, we've mastered the art of turning sea water into the purest, most refreshing drinking water you've ever tasted. A testament to my belief in giving my best from the heart, creating an atmosphere where everyone feels at ease and content.

    Beyond the physical comforts, this project holds a deeper purpose. It's a testament to my passion for transcending the flaws of our monetary system and embracing a world where sharing and exchanging from the heart take precedence over demands and expectations. Here, we open ourselves to a higher intelligence, living in harmony with all living beings.

    Located north of Sydney, amidst breathtaking islands, beaches, and cliffs, this haven awaits those with a passion for hard work, proactivity, and camaraderie. Your tasks will range from painting to building, from general assistance to domestic chores – all in pursuit of a harmonious balance between work and play.

    Here, we strive to create an environment where you'll leave not just with skills and memories, but with new friends and an unforgettable experience. Far from the city's hustle and bustle, you'll have the chance to connect with like-minded souls, watching the sun rise and gathering around the crackling fire at night.

    The crew's size is ever-changing, providing a dynamic, ever-evolving experience. If the Barge calls to your adventurous spirit, then heed its call. Send me a message, and I'll provide you with a link to our website, where you can uncover the full details, including a captivating video and Instagram feed.

    Join us on this journey of a lifetime! Embrace life off the grid, work hard, play harder, and be a part of something transformative – a sacred place that has already touched countless lives and will continue to do so.

    See you soon, fellow wanderers!

    Sam, the Dreamer of the Barge

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos artísticos
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Construcción y bricolaje
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda informática
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Embarking on a cultural exchange aboard our floating barge promises to be an enriching experience like no other! Here's how you'll benefit from this exciting journey and what you can learn along the way:

    1. **Diverse Perspectives:** As you meet fellow adventurers from all corners of the world, you'll gain invaluable insights into different cultures, traditions, and ways of life. Sharing stories and experiences will broaden your perspective, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of our global community.

    2. **Language and Communication:** Interacting with travelers from various linguistic backgrounds presents a fantastic opportunity to pick up new languages or enhance your communication skills. You might find yourself practicing basic greetings in different tongues or even mastering the art of sign language!

    3. **Culinary Adventures:** Our floating barge attracts foodies from every continent, each eager to share their culinary delights. Prepare your taste buds for an international feast! You'll learn to cook and savor exotic dishes, creating an unforgettable fusion of flavors.

    4. **Art and Creativity:** With artists and creators from diverse cultures on board, you'll witness a beautiful mosaic of art forms and creative expressions. From painting to music to dance, the barge becomes a canvas of creativity, inspiring you to explore your own artistic potential.

    5. **Traditions and Rituals:** Engaging in cultural activities, rituals, and celebrations will immerse you in the unique traditions of fellow travelers. Be it a dance performance, a traditional ceremony, or a festive gathering, you'll witness the richness of humanity's cultural tapestry.

    6. **Understanding Local Flora and Fauna:** Exploring the nearby islands and bush walks will give you a chance to learn about the local flora and fauna. Discover the wonders of Australian wildlife and the interconnectedness between nature and culture.

    7. **Life Skills and Problem-Solving:** Living on a barge requires teamwork and adaptability. You'll learn practical skills like boat maintenance, cooking in a compact kitchen, and even navigating the waters. Problem-solving becomes second nature as you tackle challenges together.

    8. **Building Lifelong Friendships:** The bond you form with fellow travelers during this unique experience can last a lifetime. These friendships transcend borders and time zones, creating a global network of kindred spirits.

    9. **Sustainable Living:** Our barge promotes sustainable living and mindful practices. You'll gain insights into eco-friendly initiatives and ways to minimize your impact on the environment, taking these lessons with you on future travels.

    10. **Personal Growth:** The cultural exchange experience can be transformative, pushing you out of your comfort zone and encouraging personal growth. You'll develop adaptability, resilience, and a greater sense of open-mindedness.

  • Ayuda


    As you step aboard our floating barge, get ready to immerse yourself in a world of hands-on experiences and meaningful contributions. We invite travelers with diverse skills and a spirit of teamwork to join our crew in creating a vibrant community that thrives on shared efforts and shared joys.

    Here's a glimpse of the exciting tasks and opportunities that await you:

    1. **Building and Boat Repairs:** Are you a crafty builder or a handy repair wizard? Put your skills to the test as we transform our barges into creative spaces and restore these century-old vessels to their former glory. It's a chance to unleash your inner builder and be part of something truly special.

    2. **Painting and Gardening:** Let your artistic flair blossom as you add vibrant strokes of color to our floating haven. Our gardens also crave some green-thumbed love, so come join us in nurturing the beauty of nature on board.

    3. **Cleaning and Maintenance:** A shipshape barge is a happy barge! Lend a helping hand in keeping our living spaces tidy and well-maintained. From keeping the decks pristine to ensuring our accommodations are cozy and inviting, your efforts will be cherished.

    4. **Boat Washing:** Our beloved boats need some tender loving care. Roll up your sleeves and join in the boat washing adventures, as you wash away the sea's embrace and reveal the pristine beauty beneath.

    5. **Cooking and Shopping:** If you have a flair for culinary creativity, our kitchen welcomes your expertise. Whip up scrumptious meals for our crew, drawing inspiration from cuisines around the world. And for those who love shopping, join the culinary treasure hunt and fill our pantries with delectable delights!

    6. **Errand Running:** The life of a traveler is full of exciting quests, both big and small. Help us with running errands, from exploring the local markets to gathering supplies for our endeavors.

    But hold on to your sea hats – it's not all work and no play! We believe in striking the perfect balance between our shared responsibilities and the freedom to explore, make friends, and create unforgettable memories.

    So, whether you're a seasoned builder, a culinary connoisseur, a green-fingered gardener, or simply an eager adventurer, come be a part of our floating family. Your skills, passions, and contributions will make this barge an extraordinary space where dreams come alive.

    Join us in embracing the spirit of teamwork and adventure, as we navigate the seas of creativity and camaraderie!

    Welcome to our barge of shared wonders!

    Captain Sam, the Navigator of Dreams on the Barge!

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido

  • Alojamiento


    Welcome to the enchanting refuge of our floating sanctuary – lovingly known as "the womb" for its gentle embrace and the symphony of the sea's whispers. Prepare to be cradled in comfort and embark on a journey of rejuvenation like no other.

    Here, within the cozy confines of "the womb," you'll discover a haven of deep rest and sweet slumber. As the barge sways ever so subtly, you'll feel like a precious pearl, nestled within the nurturing depths of an oyster's embrace.

    Prepare to be serenaded by the sea's delightful lullaby, as the delicate crackle of sea life and barnacles provides a tranquil soundtrack to your dreams. Many a traveler has sung praises of the best rest they've ever had, wrapped in the tender embrace of our floating cocoon.

    Gone are the worries of the world, as private curtains cocoon you in a personal sanctuary of solitude. Bask in the warm glow of eternal nightlights, offering a guiding light as you embark on a journey within.

    Within "the womb," the gentle rhythm of the tides becomes a rhythm of renewal. Each night, you'll find a rebirth of energy, awakening with a sense of rejuvenation that prepares you to conquer new horizons each day.

    So, come aboard and surrender to the enchantment of "the womb" on our floating barge. Let the symphony of the sea lull you into sweet dreams and wash away the stresses of the land.

    Experience the magic of serenity, as the ocean's sanctuary cradles you in its loving embrace.

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    Welcome to Barge Adventures, where waterway exploration meets thrilling outdoor activities! Scale cliffs, boulder amidst stunning backdrops, explore caves, bike through picturesque countryside, camp under starlit skies, witness majestic waterfalls, and embark on secret bush walks. Experience an action-packed journey of nature, culture, and adventure like no other!

    Barge adventures are not part of the work-exchange but help fund the projects and keep the Barge operational. Each adventure suggests a donation amount. We encourage participation during your stay to enrich the experience and support the community.

    This journey is not about monetary transactions; it's about connecting with yourself, others, and the environment while embracing a way of life beyond conventional norms. We truly appreciate your presence here and your willingness to support our mission. Your contributions and donations play a vital role in sustaining our community and supporting this transformative journey. We value your generosity and open-heartedness, as they are what make this experience truly exceptional.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    You can access internet through your own phones data allowance

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Large car park available

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    please just ask.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 196723681289

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